SPA, Stone Theatre announce cast for “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

Apr 18, 2014 | Liberal Arts

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Louisiana Tech University’s School of the Performing Arts and Stone Theatre has announced the cast for its final production of the academic year, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”

pages 3-25B FINAL.inddDirected by Louisiana Tech’s Lallage Wall Endowed Professor and Coordinator of Theatre Cherrie Sciro, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is a Signature Series event for the 25th anniversary of the School of Performing Arts.  Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. nightly, April 30 through May 3 in Howard Auditorium located on the corner of Dan Reneau Drive and Adams Boulevard on the Louisiana Tech campus.

The cast for “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” incudes Rowan Johnson (Conway, Ark.) as Chip Tolentino, Aaron Anthon (Monroe, La.) as William Barfee, Kevin Keeler (Haughton, La.) as Leaf Coneybear, Jamie Robinson (Oak Grove, La.) as Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre (Schwartzy), Ashley Davis (Covington, La.) as Marcy Park, Maddison Gilcrease (Shreveport, La.) as Olive Ostrovsky, Molly Page (Gadsden, Ala.) as Rona Lisa Peretti, Trey Clark (Vera, Okla.) as Mitch Mahoney and Paul Crook (Ruston, La.) as Douglas Panch.

Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” follows six students of Putnam Valley Middle School as they compete in the annual spelling bee.  However, this is not the average contest as audience members will be selected to participate in the competition.  With the spelling bee on, it is a fight to the finish and only one student can be v-i-c-t-o-r-i-o-u-s!

The Box Office in Howard Auditorium will open for general admission ticket purchases beginning April 16.  Hours are 1:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for youth under 14 years old and seniors 65 and over, and $10 for students with a valid student ID.

Please note that this show contains adult language and content.  For more information about “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” and to learn more about the School of Performing Arts Calendar of Events, please visit  More information on the Louisiana Tech Department of Theatre can be found at Written by Marian Fields –