Stratton Players

Established 1925

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Conceived by Rebecca Feldman

Music and Lyrics by William Finn

Directed by Jennifer Leung

September 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 at 8 PM and September 16, 23 and 30 at 2 PM

Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show's Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.

the CAST:


Charlito "Chip" Tolentino - Terrence "T.J." O'Kane

Logainne SchwartzandGrubenierre - Cherry Lynn Zinger

Leaf Coneybear - David Vaillette

William Barfee - John Williams

Marcy Park - Leslie DelMonaco

Olive Ostrovsky - Nicole Kirrane


Rona Lisa Parretti - Carolyn Salter

Vice Principal Douglas Panch - Joel Arnold

Mitch Mahoney - Keith LaFerriere

Spelling Bee Coordinator - Nancy Lemont