The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Avenue Arts Theatre

Canton, OH
Community Theatre

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

January 27 - February 5, 2023

Show Description:

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: David Lee
Musical Director: Jared Sparks

Trenton Eaves (Chip Tolentino)
Hannah Marzano (Logainne Schwartzandgrubeniere)
Ben Arrington (Leaf Coneybear)
Micah Harvey (William Barfee)
Desiree Hargrave (Marcy Park)
Alison Foutz (Olive Ostrovsky)
Emily Schrader (Rona Lisa Peretti)
Jordan Potter (Douglas Panch)
Jonathan Merechant (Mitch Mahoney)


8pm Friday
8pm Saturday
2pm Sunday

Runtime: 2h



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W.G. Fry Theater
Cultural Center for the Arts
6000 Frank Ave NW
North Canton, OH 44720