Meet the Cast of Spelling Bee

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Welcoming Back some familiar Faces…

Our production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee features nine incredibly talented performers, all of whom have been connected to Park Playhouse in past productions. This includes Steve Raymond (Leaf Coneybear), who returns after acclaimed performances in Spamalot and Hands on a HardbodyBrandon Jones (Mitch Mahoney), who was featured in both Little Mermaid and RagtimeBrittany Martel (Logainne SchwartzandGrubeniere), who received strong notices as Lina Lamont in 2015’s Singin’ in the Rain, and local favorite Molly Rose McGrath (Rona Lisa Peretti), who opened this season in the acclaimed production of Always... Patsy Cline.  Also returning from past Playhouse productions are Katy Corbus as Olive Ostrovsky (Roxie Hart in 2016’s Chicago), Chris Frazier as William Barfee (Willy Conklin in 2017’s Ragtime), Marc Christopher as Vice Principal Douglas Panch (Frank Nugent in 2014’s Hands on a Hardbody), as well as local performers Brendan Brierly as Chip Tollentino (featured in Playhouse school tours of Polkadots and Main Street Kids Club) and Cassidy Herman as Marcy Park,  returning after having served on staff in recent seasons.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Music & Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman

Directed by Owen M. Smith
Musical Direction by Brian Axford
Choreography by Ashley-Simone Kirchner
Production Design by Timothy Bornt

Molly Rose McGrath as Rona Lisa Peretti
Brendan Brierly as Chip Tollentino
Brittany Martel as Loraine Schwarzandgrubeniere
Steve Raymond* as Leag Coneybear
Chris Frazier as William Barfee
Cassidy Herman as Marcy Park
Katy Corbus as Olive Ostrovsky
Marc Christopher as Vice Principal Douglas Panch
Brandon Jones as Mitch Mahoney