The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Director/Choreographer

Geva Theatre Center

  • Music and Lyrics by William Finn
  • Book by Rachael Sheinkin
Quirky, odd, funny, fresh.... remains fluid under the direction and choreography of Melissa Rain Anderson.

Marcia Morphy
Democrat & Chronicle

there is...fun aplenty in the sanctuary of the theater for Geva’s 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. It is a great pleasure to watch and filled with e-f-f-e-r-v-e-s-c-e-n-c-e!"....many happy moments director and choreographer Melissa Rain Anderson creates with her eye for childlike wonder."

Marisa Caruso
New York Theatre Guide

Melissa Rain Anderson's direction and choreography make the whole thing look easy as pie ...These talented performers move like lightning and land every joke

David Raymond
City Newspaper

  • Set Design by Kris Stengrevics
  • Costume Design by Amanda Doherty
  • Lighting Design by Emily Stork
  • Photos by Colin Huth

Cast: Josh Carey, Tess DeFlyer, Ryan Dietz, Bella McGrath, Happy McPartlin, Javar La'Trail Parker, Rebecca Rand, Keland Alaka'i Sarno, Paul E. Urriola