25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee


Creative Team
Director                                Jeffrey Tonjes
Musical Director                  Janet Lyne

Show Details
Dates: March 9-11, 2018
Show Time: Friday and Saturday 8:00 pm Sunday 2:00 pm
Location: Napoleon American Legion (500 Glenwood Ave, Napoleon, OH 43545)

Tickets: $12 General Admission (Tickets can be purchased at the Henry County Chamber of Commerce beginning on March 1, 2018, via our website below or in person the day of the performance)


William Barfee – Elias Palmer
Olive Ostrovsky – Abbie Fricke
Logainne “Schwartzy” Schwartzandgrubenierre – Melissa Rausch
Marcy Park – Sydney Berry
Leaf Coneybear – Tyler Cowdrey
Charlito “Chip” Tolentino – Ethan Jessing
Vice Principal Douglas Panch – Mark Schwiebert
Rona Lisa Peretti – Kim Bingham
Midge Mahoney – Pat Maassel

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.


(Please select the performance you would like to purchase tickets to and you will be redirected to the Napoleon Civic Center website to purchase these tickets.)

Online ticket sales end each performance date at 9AM. Tickets will be available to purchase at the door.