The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The Charleston Light Opera Guild presents this witty and humorous musical at the Charleston Light Opera Guild Theatre on January 19, 20, 26, 27 and February 2 and 3, 2018 at 7:30 PM and January 28 and February 4, 2018 at 2:00 PM.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a musical comedy that centers on a fictional spelling bee in the gymnasium of the Putnam Valley Middle School. An eclectic group of 6 quirky middle school students (usually played by adults) arrive at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for different reasons. The Bee is run by an equally quirky group of 3 adults. Four real audience members are invited on stage during each performance to compete alongside the 6 characters.

With a book by Rachel Sheinkin and engaging, tuneful score by William Finn, the 2005 Broadway production won the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for best book.



Olive Ostrovsky

Devin Elliott

William Barfee

Dewey Fletcher

Leaf Coneybear (Also plays Carl's Dad)

Bob McCarty

Logainne Scwartzandgrubenniere

Danae Samms

Marcy Park

Allison Whitener

Chip Tolentio

Gabriel Gorby


Rona Lisa Perettti (Also plays Olive's Mom)

Julie Miller

Vice Principal Douglas Panch

Kennie Bass

Mitch Mahoney (Also plays Dan's Dad and Olive's Dad)

Cameron Burford



Nina Denton Pasinetti

Musical Director/Accompanist

David Patrick

Technical Director

Tom Pasinetti