The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Any way you spell it, this Tony Award-winning musical comedy is one of the brightest and funniest shows to play on Broadway in the last several years. Where else could six young people struggling with puberty stand out and fit in at the same time? This momentous spelling championship pits the quirkiest collection of heroes against one another in the most unlikely of hit musicals. Overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, these six charming contestants learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser. Oh, and you'll want to brush up on your spelling; because at each performance, four volunteers are selected from the audience to participate in this tuneful, offbeat and heartwarming show. (This production will be most enjoyed by the more mature members of the family.)
"Can you spell i-r-r-e-s-i-s-t-i-b-l-e? ...Gold stars all around."
- The New York Times
Understudy for Marcy - KRIS ALLEMANG
Marcy - KAITIE BADALAMENTI
Rona - WHITNEY WADE
Chip - JUSTIN DUMOIS
Swartzy - ELIZABETH FRITSCH
Coneybear - KEN HOLDA
Mitch - GREG LAUX
Barfee - MATTHEW C. SHABALA
Olive - MARY TEUTSCH
Panch - ROBERT WEINER
Director - KATHY MULAY
Musical Director - AARON J. CASSETTE
Assistant Choreographer - MELISSA SPARKS
Scenic Designer - DAVID KYHN
Costumer/Hair/Makeup Designer - KIMBERLY MAIDA
Lighting/Sfx Designer - SEAN MICHAEL SMALLMAN
Sound Designer - JOSEPH R. WALLS
Technical Director - PHILLIP A. MILLER
Properties Master - STEPHANIE MOURS
Stage Manager - ROGER W. BURLEIGH
January 15 - February 7, 2010
The Parish Theatre
405 W. Lovell St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Parish Theatre are general seating. We recommend arriving early. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.
Photos courtesy of Fred Western