CHS Theatre Presents

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 9:40am

Join us for "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" at Centennial HS March 22-24 at 7pm and March 25 at 2pm.

Tickets are on sale now online at for $8 until March 15th. After March 15th, tickets will increase to $12 online. You can purchase tickets during all lunch shifts for $10 from March 19-23. You can also purchase tickets at the door for $12.

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, "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 by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, 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," The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" is a delightful den of comedic genius. 

Starring: Matt Sorak, Sabrina Ochoa, Avery Beck, Kieran Newell, Noah Katz, Zoha Faraz, Caroline Pekrul, Carolina Requejo, Nicole Ouellette, Sydney Grossman, Antariksh Tulshyan, Allison Brown, Kai Daley, Grace Rout, Kayleigh Hasson, Sarah Kruhm, Casey Stratton, Myeves Lucien, Akhil Pramantre, Gillian Rossbach, Colton Smith, Ifechekwu Alachebe, and Abby Zoller-Gritz

The production is directed by Ms. Kathryn Carlsen, vocal direction by Ms. Rebecca Vanover, music direction by Mr. David Matchin, choreography by Mr. Kurt Boehm, stage managed by Emily Dahlgren assisted by Liz Stroud.