Griffin Theatre Presents

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

October 26 -December 15, 2013
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Music & Lyrics by William Finn
Directed by Scott Weinstein
Music Directed by Matt Deitchman

★★★½ (out of four)...Director Scott Weinstein’s staging brings a great deal of nuance and heart to this popular piece.
— Chicago Tribune
★★★★...A letter perfect smart young director Scott Weinstein’s assured new production for Griffin Theatre Company
— Time Out Chicago
Director Scott Weinstein’s savvy cast find the heart and soul of every character, and the result is nothing short of R-E-S-P-L-E-N-D-E-N-T.
— Chicago Reader

Laura McClain – Rona Lisa Peretti
Andy Cameron – Vice-Principal Douglas Panch
Steven Perkins – Mitch Mahoney
Landree Fleming – Logainne SchwartzandGrubenierre
Charlotte Ellison – Olive Ostrovsky
Rochelle Therrien – Marcy Park
William Lucas – Charlito “Chip” Tolentino
Conor McCahill – William Barfée
Daniel Desmarias – Leaf Coneybear
Understudies – Lillie Cummings, David Wesley Mitchell


Izumi Inaba – Costume Designer
Julian Pike – Lighting Designer
Joe Schermoly – Scenic Designer
Christian Gero – Sound Designer
Katie Messmore – Stage Manager
Tyler Sawyer Smith – Choreography
Props Designer – Sarah Burnham
Production Manager – Majel Cuza
Assistant Director – Spencer Neiman
Technical Director – Andrew Glasenhardt

Highly Recommended!
— Chicago Sun-Times
Masterful Direction by Scott Weinstein
— Chicago Theater Beat