The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee


October 6 - 30, 2011
Ordway McKnight Theatre

Music and lyrics by William Finn •  Book by Rachel Sheinkin • Conceived by Rebecca Feldman • Additional Material by Jay Reiss  • Music Direction by Denise Prosek  •  Directed and Choreographed by Peter Rothstein and Michael Matthew Ferrell

Spelling Bee is the hilarious interactive musical comedy that chronicles the experience of six adolescent overachievers vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show's Tony Award-winning creative team has crafted the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes; a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place on earth where they can both stand out and fit in. Featuring Latté Da favorite Tod Petersen as Vice Principal Douglas Panch.



You don’t have to grade on a curve to give Theater Latte Da’s production of 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE an A.
— The Pioneer Press
The actors delight.




Director: Peter Rothstein
Choreographer: Michael Matthew Ferrell
Music Director: Denise Prosek
Scenic Designer: Rick Polenek
Costume Designer: Rich Hamson
Lighting Designer: Paul Whitaker
Sound Designer: Ryan Richards
Production Stage Manager: Tiffany K. Orr
Assistant Stage Manager: Matthew Cerar:
Assistant Director: Jeffery Paul Perkey

Rona Lisa Peretti: Kim Kivens
Chip Tolentino: Derek Prestly
Leaf Coneybear: Alan Bach
Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre: Mary Fox
Olive Ostrovsky: Cat Brindisi
William Barfee: Joseph R. Pyfferoen
Marcy Park: Sheena Janson
Mitch Mahoney: Brian Frutiger
Douglas Panch: Tod Petersen
Carl Grubenierre: Brian Frutiger
Dan Schwartz: Tod Petersen
Olive’s Mom: Kim Kivens
Olive’s Dad: Brian Frutiger