The Twin City Players Presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Friday, 8 June 2018 (All day) - Sunday, 1 July 2018 (All day)

The Twin City Players Presents
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Show Opens June 8 and runs through July 1, 2018


The Twin City Players (TCP) announces its final production of its 2017-2018 Mainstage Season, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, music and lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, conceived by Rebecca Feldman.


Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards. 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. The musical comedy features a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book and a truly fresh and vibrant score.

Tickets are $15 plus a $1 processing fee per ticket. Group rates are also available. All seats reserved. Purchase tickets online at or through the TCP box office at 269-429-0400. Rated PG-13: Adult Themes. Parents Strongly Cautioned – some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.


Performances are June 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 & July 1, 2018, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. Performances take place at the TCP Playhouse, 600 W. Glenlord Road, St. Joseph.


The show is directed by Marty and Wendy Golob. The cast includes Joshua Bennett, Rebecca DePumpo, Andrew Duris, John Golob, Juliet Golob, David Goodyear, Ariel Higgins, Fran Michelini, Miranda Stepka, Jamie Bair, Mike Cooke, Lisa Cripps, Beth DeCoursey, Bill Downey, Ellen Higdon, Nina Koziuk, Marty Golob, and Scott Bradford.


Assisting the directors are Janine Golob (stage manager and props), Scott Bradford (tech director), and Candace Onweller (music director).


Opening Night Afterglow Reception
On opening night patrons are invited to join the cast and crew after the show for an Afterglow reception featuring refreshments generously provided by Afterglow partners, Lemon Creek Winery and Bit of Swiss Pastry Shoppe.


Twin City Players 2017-2018 Mainstage Season Sponsors are: Whirlpool Corporation, Professional Hearing Services, Meijer, The Herald Palladium, The Boulevard Inn & Bistro, and TPC Technologies, Inc. Show sponsors of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee are Lake Michigan Chiropractic, LLC and Peace of Mind Counseling Center.


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Beeis presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019, Tel.: (212) 541-4684, Fax: (212) 397-4684,


About Twin City Players
Formed in 1932, Twin City Players is one of the oldest, continuously operating community theaters in Michigan. It is a volunteer based nonprofit organization that strives to be recognized for organizational excellence with an abundance of resources, producing irresistible, quality performances in southwest Michigan. The TCP Playhouse is located at 600 West Glenlord Road, St. Joseph, MI. New members are always welcome. For more information about TCP, call 269-429-0400or visit us at

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