The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Circle in the Square Theatre

Previews Began: April 15, 2005

Opening Night: May 2, 2005

Closing Night: January 20, 2008

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Music: William Finn

Lyrics: William Finn

Book: Rachel Sheinkin

Six spellers – Olive Ostrovsky, William Barfée, Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre, Marcy Park, Leaf Coneybear and Chip Tolentino – compete at the annual spelling bee at Putnam Valley Middle School in Putnam County, NY. Flashbacks and insight reveal personal details about each of the spellers in this musical that explores the idea that winning isn’t everything.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling
Bee……Announcer, Rona Lisa Peretti, Chip Tolentino,
            Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre,
            Leaf Coneybear, William Barfee,
            Olive Ostrovsky
The Spelling Bee Rules/My Favorite Moment of the
Bee 1………Douglas Panch, Spellers, Rona Lisa Peretti,
                 Mitch Mahoney
My Friend, The Dictionary……………….Douglas Panch,
                                                            Olive Ostrovsky,
                             Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre,
                           Rona Lisa Peretti, Boy Spellers, Girls
The First Goodbye………………Douglas Panch, Spellers
Pandemonium……………………Douglas Panch, Spellers,
                                               Mitch Mahoney
I’m Not That Smart…………..Leaf Coneybear, Spellers,
                                             Douglas Panch
The Second Goodbye………….Douglas Panch, Spellers
Magic Foot…………..Rona Lisa Peretti, William Barfee,
                                Company
Pandemonium Reprise/My Favorite Moment of the Bee……………………..Rona Lisa Peretti, Chip Tolentino,
                               Douglas Panch, Mitch Mahoney,
                               Spellers
Prayer of the Comfort Counselor………Douglas Panch,
                                                            Mitch Mahoney,
                                                            Spellers
My Unfortunate Erection………………….Chip Tolentino
Woe Is Me………..Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre,
                            Carl, Dan, Company
I’m Not That Smart (Reprise)…………..Leaf Coneybear
I Speak Six Languages………………….Rona Lisa Peretti,
                                                         Marcy Park, Girls
The I Love You Song………………………..Douglas Panch,
                                                            Olive Ostrovsky,
                                                                  Olive’s Mom,
                                                                    Olive’s Dad
Woe Is Me
(Reprise)……………Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre,
                             William Barfee, Olive Ostrovsky
My Favorite Moment of the Bee 3/
Second…………………Douglas Panch, Rona Lisa Peretti,
                                William Barfee, Olive Ostrovsky,
                                Chorus
Finale……………………………Rona Lisa Peretti, Company
The Last Goodbye…………………………………….Company