Second Star Theatre Presents “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” Oct. 6-9

The second production from the newly created, Second Star Theatre, will be the Tony winning musical, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”

The show will be produced at SST’s new home in South Bend, Indiana @the Recital Hall @ Century Center, opening Thursday, October 6th and running till Sunday the 9th. Tickets are $12.00 – $15.00. (ticket link below.)

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-pubescent’s vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the teens 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.


Century Center/Recital Hall


Thursday, 10/6 @ 8PM

Friday, 10/7 @ 8PM

Saturday, 10/8 @ 3PM (Apprentice Cast Performance)

Saturday, 10/8 @ 8PM

Sunday, 10/9 @ 3PM


$15 General Admission

$12 Students/Seniors/Veterans

Directed by Justin Williams

Music Directed by Jeff Otto

Vocal Directed by Kathryn Quirk

Choreographed by Christopher Michael Kadden

Principal Cast:

Rona Lisa Peretti: Tracy Huddlestun

Chip Tolentino: Madison Kopec

Logainne Schwartzandgrunenierre (Schwartzy): Lucy Barron

Leaf Coneybear: Braden Allison

William Barfee: Sulton Williams

Olive Ostrovsky: Katie Kuehner

Marcy Park: Grace Haase

Douglas Panch: Frank Quirk

Mitch Mahoney: Brett Anthony Mitchell

Apprentice Cast:

Rona Lisa Peretti: Emily Chidalek

Chip Tolentino: Dominick King

William Barfee: Nathan Flesh

Leaf Coneybear: Sion Shepley

Olive Ostrovsky: Natalie Rarick

Douglas Panch: Andrew Cora

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