Chagrin Summer Theatre
Youth Theatre

Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss

Show Description:
Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

Staff and Cast:

Director: Youssef Hamid

Emma Donnellan: Danielle Mom & Ensemble
Emmie Ferguson: Leaf Coneybear (as female)
Ryan Harbaugh: Jesus Christ & Ensemble
Chad Harris: Chip Tolentino
Chester Hill: William Barfee
Sophia Irvin: Olive’s Mom & Ensemble
Ana Kevorkian: Leaf’s Mom & Ensemble
Joelle Kristoff: Marcy Park
Sam Kress: Leaf’s Dad & Ensemble
Claire Lordan: Carla Mom & Ensemble
Mary Frances Mahoney: Donna Panch
Parker Mullet: Michelle Mahoney
Ella Murray: Olive Ostrovsky
Julia Polster: Rona Lisa Peretti
Brynn Sheptak: Olive’s Mom & Ensemble
Anna Snyder: Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre
Tickets and Press

July 21 - July 30


7pm Fridays
7pm Saturdays
2pm Sundays


(440) 247-5500
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Chagrin Falls High School
400 East Washington Street
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

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