The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Theatre: Circle in the Square
Status: Closed
(April 15, 2005 - January 20, 2008 )
  • Preview: April 15, 2005
  • Open: May 2, 2005
  • Close: January 20, 2008
Musical - Broadway Premiere
Running Time: 1hr 45mins

A new musical conceived by Rebecca Feldman. Six young people on the edge of puberty strive to become adults, competing in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. These outsiders use competition to define themselves, apart from their families, while their struggle to escape childhood is overseen by grown-ups who never completely succeeded in escaping it themselves.

For The Record:

The World Premiere of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” was given by the Barrington Stage Company in Sheffield, MA in July 2004 under the direction of Michael Unger & Rebecca Feldman.  The New York Premiere was given by Second Stage, where it opened on Feb 7, 2005 (to 3/20).

Total Gross: $45,625,516
Average Weekly Gross: $314,659
Total Gross Potential: 69%
Total Attendance: 672,139
Average Weekly Attendance: 85%

Staff & Creative Team

Book Writer:

Rachel Sheinkin

Music & Lyrics:

William Finn

Director:

James Lapine

Choreographer:

Dan Knechtges

Settings:

Beowulf Boritt

Costumes:

Jen Caprio

Lighting:

Natasha Katz

Orchestrations:

Michael Starobin

Musical Director:

Vadim Feichtner

Cast

William Barfee  04/08/2005 - 01/29/2006
Mitch Mahoney  04/15/2005 - 04/15/2007
Marcy Park  04/15/2005 - 04/15/2007
Leaf Coneybear  04/15/2005 - 07/23/2006
Rona Lisa Peretti  04/15/2005 - 04/15/2007
Olive Ostrovsky  04/15/2005 - 09/17/2006
Chip Tolentino  04/15/2005 - 04/15/2007
Douglas Panch  04/15/2005 - 10/23/2005
Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre  04/15/2005 - 04/15/2007