25th Annual Puttnam County Spelling Bee

It’s time for the 25th Annual Puttnam County Spelling Bee! Join us as 6 competitors take the stage for a chance to compete at Nationals! Carousel Theatre is excited to present this fun and witty musical, sure to leave you laughing. Written by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin, directed by Shawn Pavlik and music directed by Alison Buechler, we follow 6 elementary school students as the attempt to take home first place of their local spelling bee. Filled with wild and over the top characters and a great score, this show is sure to be a must see!



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cast list

Chip Tolentino:
Logainne Schwartzandgrunenierre (Schwartzy):
Leaf Coneybear:
William Barfee:
Marcy Park:
Olive Ostrovsky:
Rona Lisa Peretti:
Douglas Panch:
Mitch Mahoney:
Carl’s Dad:
Dan’s Dad:
Jesus Christ:
Olive’s Dad:
Olive’s Mom:
Leaf’s Dad:
Leaf’s Mom:

Production Team

Director: Shawn Pavlik
Assistant Director/Music Director: Alison Buechler
Stage Manager:
Master Carpenter:
Scenic Design:
Lighting Design:
Sound Design:



Carousel Theatre of Indianola works hard to bring the highest quality theatre experience to all our productions and for all of our audience members. Before attending, we encourage everyone to learn a little bit about each play to decide whether a specific production is appropriate for you and your family.