Theatre & Company proudly presents
The 25th ANNUAL Putnam county SPELLING BEE
An eclectic group of sixth-graders arrives at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. Sweet and shy Olive brings only her best friend (the dictionary) with her to the bee; bold and hyperallergic speller William Barfee uses his “magic foot” to propel him to greatness; former champion Chip is struggling with his burgeoning puberty; easily distracted Leaf is unconvinced that he’s smart enough to be a challenger; overachiever Marcy is disappointed by her consistent success; and politically aware Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre only wants to impress her gay dads.
In hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals his/her hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition. With an engaging, tuneful score by William Finn and a sweet, funny book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee causes audiences to fall in love, both with the show itself and its “perspicacious,” “jocular,” and “effervescent” spellers.
DATES & TIMES
Thursday 10 May at 7.30pm
Friday 11 May at 7.30pm
Saturday 12 May at 2pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 13 May at 2pm
Please note these performances will contain Smoke Haze, Strobe Lighting and Loud noises.
Theatre & Company raises the curtain on high quality independent music theatre. They’re formed from a group of artistic individuals who are not only experts in their fields, but hold many years of performance and production experience. They aim to bring independent music theatre to Sydney’s West, and give performers and theatre lovers alike, the chance to enjoy and perform in a high calibre atmosphere, that lends itself to a community environment.
Theatre & Company has been born out of a passion and love of music theatre. Their aim; to provide an extensive array of productions that vary from the big Broadway hits to the off-Broadway masterpieces. Contemporary Smashes to the Golden Oldies.
Rona Lisa Peretti: Caz Curtin
Douglas Panch: Peter Meredith
Olive Ostrovsky: Tayla Jarrett
William Barfee: Charlie Hollands
Marcy Park: Susana Downes
Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre: Ashli Marin
Chip Tolentino: Guy Webster
Leaf Coneybear: Jared Pallesen
Mitch Mahoney: Michael Martis
Director: Adam Haynes
Musical Director: Zara Stanton
Choreographer: Melissa Ayers
Set Design: Matt Hourigan
Costume Design: Donna Paul
Lighting Design: Mitchell Kroll
Tech Advisor: Sean Clarke
Stage Manager: Alyssa Porteous
Owner/Company Director: Adam Haynes
Assistant Director: Melissa Ayers
Business Director: Craig Pinkerton
Marketing Manager: Matt Hourigan
Finance Manager: Felicity Calwell