Community Playhouse Announces Cast for ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

putnam county spelling bee logoThe North Platte Community Playhouse has announced the cast for the first production of their 2014/2015 season, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a musical comedy that centers on a fictional spelling bee at Putnam County Middle School.  Six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by three equally quirky grown-ups.  In an unusual twist, four real audience members will be invited to the stage to compete in the Bee alongside the six young characters.  The Broadway production was nominated for six Tony Awards.

The production is directed by Darrell Drullinger.

Performance dates for the production are September 27 and 28, and October 3, 4 and 5, 2014.  Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday matinees begin at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets will go on sale Monday, September 22, and will be available at the Playhouse Box Office Monday-Friday from Noon-5:00 p.m., online at or at the door prior to each performance.

Tickets are $15 for Adults and $8 for children and students.

Season memberships are also available.  The cost is $50 for Adults and $25 for Students.

Season memberships can be purchased at the Playhouse on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., or on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Inquiries can also be sent to

The Cast

Rona Lisa Peretti…Tiffany Wood

Chip Tolentino…Butch Lehmkuhler

Leaf Coneybear…Matt Pederson

Logainne Shwartzangrubenierre…Tracy Sawyer

Olive Ostrovsky…Marta Holscher Nelson

William Barfee…Brian Horst

Marcy Park…Florence Gonzales-Todd

Mitch Mahoney…Tim Vanderheiden

Douglas Panch…Andrew Lee


There will also be three or four spellers from the audience.