Local Actor Appearing in Musical Comedy

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
by: William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin
May 20 though June 11, 2011

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show's Tony Award-winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.

Kevin Neubert of Lisle, plays the role of William Barfee (pronounced barfay). A funny roll of a young man participating in a spelling bee and an identity crisis.

Directed by James A. Liesz, the cast also features Brett Baleskie of Naperville, Charles Bernstein of Wheaton, MaryBeth deBolt of Naperville, Terry Foster of Aurora, Sara Malloy of Winfield, Mark Mavetz of Berwyn, Danielle Scampini of Chicago, and Lisa Schmela of Wheaton. Other members of the production staff include Musical Director, Douglas Orlyk of Wheaton and choreographer, Tracy Adams of Geneva. Judy Dybas, also of Glen Ellyn is the show’s producer.

The show runs from May 20 through June 11, 2011. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8:00. Saturday and Sunday matinees begin at 3:00. Tickets are $20.

The Village Theatre Guild is located near the northwest corner of Park Blvd. and Butterfield Rd. in Glen Ellyn.

For tickets call 630-469-8230 or visit the VTG website at

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