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Who would expect a musical about a spelling bee to be so charming?


LeAnne Challenger, Emma Singer (in front), Chris Parker, Hannah Holliday, Zack Smagur, and Ryan Long, the six spellers; and Grant Williams, counselor, Amber Miller, Former Winner, and Steven Ward as assistant principal will amaze you with their priceless characterizations!

In touching and catchy songs, each Speller reveals his/her hopes, struggles, and passions during the competition.

Spelling Bee is not so much about spelling as it is about the lives, hopes, and dreams of all of the characters.

“With  William Finn’s engaging, tuneful score and a sweet, funny book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee causes audiences, to fall in love, both with the show and its characters. Note that this musical is PG 13, not appropriate for young children.

Alison Singer and Tootsie Price, stage directors; Carrie Elrod, choreographer, and music director, Bob Smith

agree that this is one you will not want to miss! Get your tickets now!


 February 23, 24, 25, March 2, 3, 4 at 7:30 PM and

February 26 and March 5, 2017, at 2:00 PM


February 23, 2017 at 7:30 pm

February 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm

February 25, 2017 at 7:30 pm

February 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm

March 2, 2017 at 7:30 pm

March 3, 2017 at 7:30 pm

March 4, 2017 at 7:30 pm

March 5, 2017 at 2:00 pm


Aunt Eller - Lisa Smith

Curly McLean - Ashton Umbehant

Laurey - Emerald Patterson

Will Parker - Rylan Pugh

Jud Fry - Ryan Long

Ado Annie - Katelyn Scott

Ali Hakim - Justin Williams

Andrew Carnes - Tim Ord

Ike Skidmore - Walt Landreth

Slim - Jack Molnar

Gertie Cummings - LeslieAnn Khoury

Cord Elam - Mark Watson

Ballet Corps - Madeline McClurg, Julia Robertson, Katie Sosebee, Brandi Thomas, Grace Thompson

Dancing Girls - Emily Smith, Madelyn Williams

Youth Ensemble - Madelynne Brackett, Luke Fish, Jonah Free, Madelaine Khoury, Amanda Newsome, Isaac Ord, Daniel Purcell, Jonathan Zeke Smith, Randy Warren, Jadon Williams

Adult Ensemble - Sheila Humphrey, Ginny King, Kerri Pugh, Samantha Smith, Annette Webb


Directors - Susan Watson, Lindsey Brackett

Music Director - LeAnne Challenger

Choreographer - Amber Miller

Stage Manager - Karen Thomas

Props - Chris Bryant

Sound Design - Alison Singer, Tim Ord, LeAnne Challenger, Amber Miller

Sound Technician - Sarah Beth Sosebee

Lighting Design - Joshua Brackett

Lighting Technician - Joshua Brackett, Carson Sprinkle

Set Design - Amy Ivey

Set Construction - Walt Landreth, Mark Watson, Jack Molnar, Amy Ivey, Keith Ivey, Robert Williams, Jadon Williams, Ashton Umbehant, Justin Williams, Jonathan Zeke Smith, Katie Sosebee, Katelyn Scott, Amanda Newsome, Madelynne Brackett, Madelyn Williams, Madelaine Khoury, Isaac Ord, Susan Watson, Luke Fish, Laura Ivey, John Mark Ivey, LeslieAnne Khoury, Annette Webb

Sign Lettering/Painting - Katharine Ivey

Peddler's Trunk - Laura Ivey, Amy Ivey, Katharine Ivey

Costume Design - Linda Williams

Costume Construction - Linda Williams, Karen Thomas, Madelyn Williams, Madelynne Brackett, Madelaine Khoury, LeslieAnn Khoury, Nancy Khoury, Lisa Smith, Lindsey Brackett, Susan Watson, Annette Webb, Graceyn Williams, Brandi Thomas, Ginny King

Dance Captains - Madeline McClurg, Grace Thompson, Kerri Pugh

Lobby Display - Annette Webb

Photography - Daniel Purcell

Poster Design - Sarah Smagur

Playbill - Bob Warren, Linda Williams

Box Office - Mary Decker, Wendee Maxwell, Alison Singer, Sarah Smagur

Concessions Coordinator - Samantha Irvin


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