The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

News Release Date: 
04.29.10 - 04.30.10

The Ohio State University at Marion is pleased to present the hilarious smash Broadway musical production, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Thursday, April 29 & Friday April 30, 7:30 p.m. in Morrill Hall Auditorium. This hit musical originally opened at the off-Broadway Second Stage Theatre and has packed theatres across the country since. “The Bee” follows the journey of six awkwardly intelligent children who set out to make the National Spelling Bee, and through each speller’s unique personality quirks and audience interaction the laughter ensues throughout.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is directed by Clare Cooke. George Schram will serve as orchestra conductor. The cast is a tight knit group of talented local actors including: Joni Carlson as Marcy Park, John Garnes as Mitch Mahoney (also Dan Dad and Olive’s Dad), Charles Groth as William Barfée, Andy Harper as Vice Principal Douglas Panch, Nathan Haubert as Leaf Coneybear (also Carl Dad), Wayne Rowe as Chip Tolentino (also Jesus), Amanda Sterling as Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre, Julia Vanderhoff as Rona Lisa Peretti (also Olive’s Mom), and Kristi Wink as Olive Ostrovsky.

Tickets for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee are available in advance at Ohio State Marion’s Maynard Hall, Room 240D, or by calling 740-725-6341. Tickets are also available at the door the evening of the performance (while they last). Ticket prices are $15 general admission, $10 seniors (60 and up) and students. Due to strong language and other suggestive material, parental discretion is advised. Proceeds from the evening performance will benefit student scholarship at Ohio State Marion.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019, Tel.: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684