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College of Arts and Humanities

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

July 10 - August 24
Theatre, Main Stage(107)

Cost: $20 Adult, $18 Senior, $10 Student

Music and lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional material by Jay Reiss

Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Originally produced on Broadway by David Stone, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo, Barrington Stage Company, Second Stage Theatre

Directed by Be Boyd

Six spelling champs vie for ultimate glory in this spirited musical. Audience participation encouraged; volunteer spellers should arrive at least 30 minutes before show time and wear flat, closed-toed shoes.

Coming to the show? Take a #UCFSpellfie to show us how excited you are! We’ll post the photos in the theater lobby.

Contains some mature language. Suggested for ages 12 and up.

The start time for all evening productions this summer will be 7 pm!

See the Theatre UCF Box Office page for ticket information. Summer evening performances begin at 7pm. Matinees begin at 2pm.


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  • Further Reading

    The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
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    Based upon C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E, an original play by The Farm.

    The Barrington Stage Company workshop of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE was originally co-directed by Michael Barakiva and Rebecca Feldman.

    The Farm was founded in 2000 by Rebecca Feldman, Artistic Director. It is a collective of writers and performers, including Jay Reiss, Dan Fogler, and Sarah Saltzberg. The Farm’s interest is in the role of improvisation in creating new work for the theatre. The Farm initially designates a two-week intensive period in which to discover, develop, and rehearse a play from the impulses borne mainly out of the pressure of a deadline. Previous projects include “Super” (at Atlantic Theatre Studios), “Why I Hate Florida” (workshop at White Wave in DUMBO) and “C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E” (at the Present Company Theatorium in October 2002), on which “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is based. The character and original dialogue of “Beth Marguiles,” “Vice President Douglas Panch,” “Mr. Barfee,” and “Logan Schwarzengrubenierre” were created by Rebecca Feldman, Jay Reiss, Dan Fogler, and Sarah Saltzberg, respectively.

  • Cast


    1. Rona Lisa PerettiAmanda Wansa Morgan
    2. Vice Principal Douglas PanchCarlos Ashby
    3. Olive OstrovskyKatherine Darby
    4. William BarféeAustin Palmer
    5. Logainne SchwartzandGrubenierreLeigh Green
    6. Marcy ParkWillow Drapper
    7. MitchRaleigh Mosely
    8. Leaf ConeybearTony Pracek
    9. Charlito "Chip" TolentinoChris Armellino
    10. Female UnderstudyNicole Visco
    11. Male UnderstudyChris Turdo

    *All cast members are UCF students, with the exception of Ms. Wansa, who is an alumna of the program.

    Creative Team

    1. Director/ChoreographerBe Boyd
    2. Music DirectorSusan Glerum
    3. Vocal DirectorAmanda Wansa Morgan
    4. ChoreographersBe Boyd† and Tony Pracek*
    5. Scenic DesignerBert Scott
    6. Costume DesignerDaniel M. Jones
    7. Lighting DesignerDan Dansby
    8. Sound DesignerPhil Ingle
    9. Stage ManagerCat Koski*

    Production Team

    1. Dance Captain/ChoreographerTony Pracek*
    2. Assistant Costume DesignerOlivia Hayhoe*
    3. Assistant Sound DesignerTanner Best*
    4. Assistant Stage ManagersTanya Degray*, Jessica Karlen*
    5. Tech DirectorJohn Heil
    6. Assistant Tech DirectorMike Layton
    7. Props MasterPeggy Carter*
    8. Master ElectricianLauran Van Der Baars*
    9. Light Board OpVeronica Maranitz*
    10. Sound Board OpEmily Aughtman*
    11. Wardrobe HeadMorgan Moots*

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