The Bethany College Theatre Department has announced the cast and crew for the upcoming Spring Interterm Musical, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”

The musical will be performed on Friday, February 3 and Saturday, February 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Burnett Performing Arts Center on campus. The long one-act musical comedy first appeared on Broadway in 2005. The show centers on a fictional spelling bee featuring a quirky cast of characters.

An unusual aspect of the show is that four real audience members are invited on stage to compete in the spelling bee alongside the actors. There is some language and adult content and probably best for mature audiences, according to Greg LeGault, director and chair of the college’s theatre department.

The musical cast includes:

Vice-Princiapal Panch – Isaiah Fabrizius, Wakeeney, Kansas

William Barfee – Christian Cooper, Effingham, Kansas

Chip Tolentino – Mikey Baker, Minneapolis, Kansas

Leaf Coneybear (Carl Dad) – Noah Parks, Salina, Kansas

Olive Ostravsky – Annie Halterman, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere – Allison Waymire, Baldwin City, Kansas

Marcy Park – Alyssa Wierman, Brownell, Kansas

Mitch Mahoney (Dan Dad, Olive’s Dad) – Landon Slipke, New Almelo, Kansas

Rona Lisa Perretti (Olive’s Mom) – Kayln Powers, Lindsborg, Kansas

Jesus – Freddie Loeffler, Hesston, Kansas



Stage manager – Sydney Johnson, Assaria, Kansas