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303 Front Street North Issaquah, WA 98025
Box Office: (425) 392-2202
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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

September 12 – October 20, 2019

@ Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
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Running Time: 100 minutes, without intermission


“Life is pandemonium” in this fast-paced and irreverent Tony Award-winning comedy. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee follows an eclectic group of students as they vie for the title of regional spelling bee champ — hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. This witty coming-of-age story is bursting with heart, and Village Theatre’s full-fledged production will be an unforgettable experience that chronicles all the joy, torment, and passion of those who love to compete. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box...

This production includes Mild Language, and Mild Sexual Content

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee



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Artistic Team

Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Music & Lyrics by William Finn
Directed by Brandon Ivie
Music Directed by Tim Symons
Choreographed by Trina Mills

Section Bee rush! “Just bee-ing here is winning! Although…”
Enter our own mini spelling bee for the chance to get $20 Rush Tickets in Section A seating! Section B Rush seats are always available for $20 starting an hour before the performance. However, throughout the run of ...Spelling Bee, if you are able to correctly spell an official spelling bee word for the Box Office, you’ll be upgraded to Section A at no additional cost!
All rush seating is subject to availability. Section A seating will be assigned at the discretion of the Box Office. Each party must select one speller to represent the group, who will be given one attempt with one word.

  • Cast

    *The Actors and Stage Managers are members of the Actor's Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

    • Justin Huertas

      Chip Tolentino
      Justin Huertas*

    • Sarah Russell

      Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere
      Sarah Russell*

    • Rafael Molina

      Leaf Coneybear
      Rafael Molina*

    • MJ Sieber

      William Barfee
      MJ Sieber*

    • Arika Matoba

      Marcy Park
      Arika Matoba

    • Taylor Niemeyer

      Olive Ostrovsky
      Taylor Niemeyer*

    • Jessica Skerritt*

      Rona Lisa Perretti
      Jessica Skerritt*

    • Brian Lange

      Vice Principal Douglas Panch
      Brian Lange

    • Nicholas Japaul Bernard

      Mitch Mahoney
      Nicholas Japaul Bernard*

    • Brad Walker

      Chip Tolentino / Leaf Coneybear
      Brad Walker

    • Rheanna Atendido

      Olive Ostrovsky / Marcy Park
      Rheanna Atendido

    • Jeffrey Wilsor

      Rona Lisa Perretti / Loagainne Schwartz
      Tori Spero

    • Danny Kam

      Douglas Panch / Mitch Mahoney
      Danny Kam

  • Gallery
  • Press
    Miryam’s Theater Musings

    “Crowd-pleasing musical fun.” Miryam’s Theater Musings


    “A raucous, riotous, irreverent good time,” and “fantastic fun.” ParentMap

    Medium Magazine

    “Hilarious from beginning to end.” Medium Magazine

    425 Magazine

    “Nothing aside from actually seeing the production can really capture the heart, wit, and magic you’ll see unfold on the stage… in Village Theatre’s essentially flawless rendition of the show.” 425 Magazine

    Daily Record

    “The show is entertaining… the cast is excellent and enthusiastic, and Brandon Ivie’s direction is heartfelt.” Daily Record

    Drama in the Hood

    “A pure blast to watch.” Drama in the Hood

    Northwest Prime Time

    “Incomparable… Not to be missed.” Northwest Prime Time

    Seattle Spotlight

    “A perfectly cast, exuberant production.” Seattle Spotlight

    Seattle Pockets

    “This “Spelling Bee” is one you definitely want on your calendar – [it’s] not to be missed!” Seattle Pockets

    Broadway World

    “Whether you’re a newbie to the show or, like me, you’ve had it at the top of your playlist for the past 14 years, you do not want to miss this production.” Broadway World

  • Special Performances

    ASL Interpreted Performance: September 28, 2019 • 2PM
    American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is provided during select performances.

    Ladies Night: September 19, 2019 • 6:00PM
    A night to enjoy award-winning professional theatre with friends and like-minded women from across the region. Learn more »

    Post-Show Discussion: October 15, 2019 • 7:30PM
    Join us after this performance for a short talk-back with members of the cast to learn more about the behind-the-scenes world.

  • Dates & Showtimes
  • Single Ticket Prices
    Performance General Senior Youth
    Sat Mat / Sat Eve / Sun Mat
    Tue / Wed / Thu / Fri / Sun Eve
    Wednesday Preview

    * Youth 18 & Under | Senior 65 & Older
    All prices include a $2/ticket Facility Fee

    Numbered Seating Chart


Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front Street North
Issaquah, WA 98027
Box Office: (425) 392-2202

Everett Performing Arts Center
2710 Wetmore Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
Box Office: (425) 257-8600



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