Six middle school misfits are thrown into a cutthroat, high-stakes competition, and P-A-N-D-E-M-O-N-I-U-M takes first place.

Welcome to the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, where eccentric adolescents (all played by adults!) get their chance to shine as they vie to prove they are worthy of a shot at “Nationals.” A touching and irreverent coming-of-age comedy with a high-spirited, improvised spelling bee, this Tony Award-winning musical is a laugh-out-loud. The cast features the local talents of Lisa Delia, Chole Kramer, Glen Macken. Thomas O’Leary. Dylan Parkin. Amy Schaffer. Jeff Sculley. Jontae Walters, and Irving Zuniga. Director Jeff Wilson says: “Come meet these lovable misfits as they compete for the county spelling bee championship.  Along the way, they share their challenges and joys, deal with the pressures of competing and learn about friendship, family, and self-confidence.  Some audience members may even get the chance to compete in the bee themselves.”

Performances will be Friday & Saturday September 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 8:00p.m. with a matinee on Sunday, September 22 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for seniors/children under 12. Call the Box Office at 845-298-1491 for reservations or order your tickets online at Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted. County Players Falls Theatre is located at 2681 W. Main, Wappingers Falls, NY.
Note: the show contains some mild adult humor.

The production is supported by Gold Sponsor is A&R Security. County Players 62nd season is generously sponsored by Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union.

County Players is one of the longest running community theatre companies in our area, County Players is an all-volunteer organization which has presented more than 200 productions and has served thousands of theatergoers since 1958. Located in the Village of Wappingers Falls they acquired the Academy Theatre, then renamed County Players Falls Theatre, their home since 1977.


If you require wheelchair accessibility, please contact our Box Office at 845-298-1491.

Contacts: Jeff Wilson, Director, cell: 914-474-7869   email:

Joseph Pettignano, Publicity Chair, cell: 845-489-3086 email:

PHOTO: The cast of County Players’ 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee CREDIT: Harold Bonacquist

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