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Marriott Theatre Announces Cast for 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee logo
Roberta Duchak
The Marriott Theatre has announced casting for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, featuring music and lyrics by William Finn and a book by Rachel Sheinkin. Rachel Rockwell will direct and choreograph the production, which will run May 13-July 19, with an opening set for May 20.

The musical comedy follows the story of six pubescent outcasts at a spelling bee. At each performance, four volunteer audience members will get the opportunity to become part of the action as an on-stage BEE contestant.

The cast will feature Katie Boren as Marcy Park, Roberta Duchak as Rona Lisa Peretti, Heidi Kettenring as Olive Ostrovsky, Kevin Smith Kirkwood as Mitch Mahoney, Michael Mahler as Isaac "Chip" Berkowitz, Brandy McClendon as Logainne Schwarzandgrubenierre, Eric Roediger as William Barfee, Derrick Trumbly as Leaf Coneybear, and Michael Weber as Douglas Panch.

The creative team will include Doug Peck (musical direction), Robert E. Gilmartin IV (sound), Jesse Klug (lighting), Nancy Missimi (costumes), Tomas M. Ryan (set), and Patti Garwood (conductor).

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