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147 E. Pueblo St., Reno, NV 89502

Spelling Bee

Written by:
Directed by: Stacey Spain

  • Evening Showdates: July 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, August 4, 5, 6 @ 7:30pm
  • Matinee Showdates: July 17, 24, 31, August 7 @ 2pm
  • Pay What You Decide Performance: Saturday, July 16th


  • Regular: $30 per person
  • Senior: $25 per person
  • Student: $15 per person
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Tobie Barton as Logainne SchwartzandGrubenierre
Cori Cooper as Rona Lisa Peretti
Ryan Costello as Leaf Coneybear
John Frederick as Douglas Panch
Bernadette Garcia as Marcy Park
Edison Garcia as Mitch Mahoney
Ryan Kelly as William Barfée
Olive Ostrovksy
Chip Tolentino

Synopsis: An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vies 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.

Themes: Coming of age, family, identity, pressure, expectations

Production Crew: 
Director: Stacey Spain
Vocal Director: Brittney May
Choreographer: John Paul Rivard
Stage Manager: Mona Young
Assistant Technical Director: Nohemy Velasco
Intimacy Director: Adriano Cabral
Assistant Intimacy Director: Thomas Rao
Dramaturg: Megan Lee Aguas
Lighting, and Sound Design: Chad Sweet
Scenic Design: Logan Reagan
Accent Coach: Rosie Brownlow-Calkin
Technical Director: Oliver Bream

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Please note: Masks & vaccinations are recommended, but will be left up to personal preference unless the Covid-19  transmission rate reaches “Very High” or “Severe” on the Truckee Meadows Covid Risk Meter at

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