The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Show Dates and Times

September 13, 14, 20, 21, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
September 15, 22, 2019 at 2 p.m.

About the Show

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a comedy with music and lyrics by William Finn, a book by Rachel Sheinkin, conceived by Rebecca Feldman with additional material by Jay Reiss and originally directed on Broadway by James Lapine. The show centers on a fictional spelling bee set in the geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School. Six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by three equally quirky grown-ups. Winning isn’t everything—Spelling Bee runs September 13 through September 22, 2019. Rated PG13, some language and mild adult themes. 


Margaret “Maggie” B. Gallagher, Artistic Director and Music Director, first appeared with KLT as Mame in the musical Mame and has been back several times as an actress and a music director. She is a retired choral music and drama teacher with the Guilford County School system and lives in Winston Salem. Gallagher now teaches private voice students and directs/music directs for theatre companies in the Triad and Virginia. Her favorite shows to music direct have been Mary Poppins, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Wizard of Oz, Little Women, Smoke on the Mountain, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Tarzan.


William Barfee: Michael Mickiewicz
Olive Ostrovsky: Taylor Bechtold
Logainne “Schwartzy” Schwartzandgrubenierre: Grace DiMaio
Marcy Park: Jessie Stewart
Leaf Coneybear: Jake Messina
Charlito “Chip” Tolentino: Kolton Collins 
Vice Principal Douglas Panch: James Crowe
Rona Lisa Peretti: Steffanie Vaughan
Mitch Mahoney: Michael Kotula


James Fitzpatrick Auditorium
512 West Mountain Street, Kernersville, NC 27284

For the 7:30 p.m shows, the lobby doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the auditorium will open at 7 p.m. For the 2 p.m. shows, the lobby doors will open at 1 p.m. and the auditorium will open at 1:30 p.m.



Tickets available online through Brown Paper Tickets or can be purchased at the door. Price includes NC sales tax.

Adults – $15
Students/Seniors – $13

Special Thanks to Our 43rd Season Sponsors

The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County
North Carolina Arts Council
Kernersville Foundation
River Landing at Sandy Ridge
Town of Kernersville
Vintage Sound & Light