The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Book by Rachel Sheinkin, Music and Lyrics by William Finn

Astoria Performing Arts Center

Director: Dev Bondarin

Costume Designer: Jennifer Jacob

Lighting Design: Adam Honore


"Tim McMath’s set has perfectly nailed the fictional Putnam County’s middle school gym/auditorium complete with basketball hoops and championship pennants hanging from the rafters." --Kevin Zimmerman, Times Ledger


"Director Dev Bondarin cleverly enlisted scenic designer Tim McMath to transform the APAC’s theater into a high school gymnasium, complete with posters (“No Bullying Allowed,” “Today is a great day to learn something new,”) banners (“Go Cougars,”) and the kind of simple platform that would be at home in any gym." --Joel Benjamin,


"The naturalism bled into the lights and scenic designs as well. Scenically, it worked wonders... Scenic designer Tim McMath used the colors and architecture of the venue to inform the design. And it was seamless." --Michael Block, Theater In The Now