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Haddonfield Plays & Players

Fall Musical

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

  • Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
  • Music and lyrics by William Finn
  • Book by Rachel Sheinkin
  • Additional material by Jay Reiss

Six kids face off in the battle of their lives. The competition is intense. The words are outrageous. Let the spelling (and the singing) begin!

This Tony Award-winning musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, tells the hilarious, yet heartwarming, story of a group of six anxiety-ridden, overachieving adolescents in the throes of puberty vying for the spelling bee championship of a lifetime. The children are overseen by a gathering of adults who barely managed to escape childhood themselves. During the Bee, the colorful contestants learn that winning isn't everything, and losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.


  • Chip Tolentino: D.J. Hedgepath
  • Loganainne Schwartzandgrubenniere: Katie Knoblock
  • Leaf Coneybear: Bobby Walker
  • William Barfee: C.J Kish
  • Marcy Park: Alix Vitarelli
  • Olive Ostrovsky: Jenn Kopesky
  • Rona Lisa Peretti: Jennifer Fisher
  • Vice Principal Douglas Panch: Ed 'Rico' Santiago
  • Mitch Mahoney: Darryl Spencer

Performance dates

  • Thursday, October 16 at 7:30pm (Preview night)
  • Friday, October 17 at 8:00pm (Opening night)
  • Saturday, October 18 at 8:00pm
  • Sunday, October 19 at 2:00pm
  • Friday, October 24 at 8:00pm
  • Saturday, October 25 at 8:00pm
  • Sunday, October 26 at 2:00pm
  • Friday, October 31 at 8:00pm
  • Saturday, November 1 at 8:00pm

Next on Mainstage

The Pillowman

May 4–20

Rock of Ages

July 13-August 4

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May 9th

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About HP&P

It is our mission to provide quality theater at an affordable price to a wide range of Delaware Valley audiences, as well as to provide a creative outlet for non-professionals, in an atmosphere of personal and social enrichment that is open to all persons with a commitment to non-profit theater.


Funding has been made possible in part by the Camden County Cultural & Heritage Commission at Camden County College, through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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