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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

August 7-16, 2020

Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Additional Material by Jay Reiss
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman

Director: Derek Baxter
Music Director: William Coleman

S-A-F-E-T-Y is the name of the game.

Eight O’Clock Theatre and the Putnam County Spelling Board are working hand in hand - gloved hands that is - to keep our Spellers and Patrons as safe as can bee with socially distanced cabaret seating at individual tables for our audience. We're bringing many safety protocols onstage for our cast and crew. We are following all safety guidelines throughout the entire theatre and we are excited to present our summer musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

More safety information and protocols we shall be following will be announced in the future.
Piquant fun, brobdingnagian talent, and hand sanitizer provided. Dictionary not included. 


Chip Tolentino: Martin Powers

Olive Ostrovsky: Chloe McIntosh

Logainne Schwartzandgrubeniere: Sarah Roehm

William Barfee: Jonathan O’Brien

Marcy Park: Bri Fallahee

Leaf Coneybear: Dean Yurecka

Rona Lisa Peretti: Rachel Crissman

Mitch Mahoney: Latoya McCormick

Douglas Panch: Dean Kelley

The Tony Award-winning The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book and a truly fresh and vibrant score, this bee is one unforgettable experience. An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box. A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius.


Eight O'Clock Theatre
Central Park Performing Arts Center
105 Central Park Drive
Largo, FL 33771


Box Office: (727) 587-6793
Fax: (727) 587-6773