The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Cast

Ashley Gerhardt (Rona Lisa Peretti)
Ashley is thrilled to be in "The Bee" with such an amazing cast & crew! Ashley has been performing for over 40 years in professional & amateur theatre. Some of her favorite roles include: Elizabeth Benning in "Young Frankenstein" & Annie Oakley in "Annie Get Your Gun." Ashley is an 11-year breast cancer survivor & wouldn't be here without the love & support of family & friends. She is excited to share the stage with her husband once again! Love you, Mr. Lobster!
Jim Gerhardt (Mitch Mahoney)
Jim is excited to work here at Artistic Synergy again with his amazingly talented wife (playing Rona) and his awesome friends here at "The Bee!" He was last seen at Artistic Synergy as Joseph in "Joseph...Dreamcoat," and has been singing and performing around the area for the past 15 years. Have fun and enjoy the show!
Caitlin Grant (Olive Ostrovsky)
Caitlin is excited to make her debut with Artistic Synergy after last being seen as Grandma Addams in "The Addams Family" at (SS). Caitlin holds a degree in Musical Theatre/Drama from NYU and sends much love to this amazing cast and team.
Lindsey Litka (Marcy Park)
Lindsey is happy to join Artistic Synergy for "The Bee!" You may have seen her as Daisy Hilton in "Side Show the Musical" (DCT), Audrey in "Little Shop of Horrors" (PLTC), or Judy Bernly in "9 to 5 the Musical" (ASGT). She is thrilled to be working alongside such a talented cast and creative production team. As always, a huge thank you to her fiance, Mathew, for all of his love and support. Enjoy the show!
Tommy Malek (William Barfee)
Amy Haynes Rapnicki (Logainne Schwartzandgrunenierre)
Amy has loved making this memory with some of her favorite people on and off stage. Currently, she is also co-directing "The Producers" (TWP) with the incomparable Atticus Boidy. Favorite roles include Aunt Sponge in "James…Giant Peach" (HP), Pepper Walker in "Crybaby" (SS), Sister Mary Patrick in "Sister Act" (TDT), Tracy Turnblad in "Hairspray" (PLTC), and Kate Monster in "Avenue Q" (PFT). Amy thanks her incredible husband, family, and friends for all of their love and support.
Scott Sanders (Vice Principle Douglas Panch)
Scott is excited to be taking the stage for a second time since his 23-year hiatus from theater. This past summer Scott played Tinsworthy and Dick in "9 to 5" at ASGT. He is thrilled to be playing Vice Principal Panch and working with this amazingly talented cast and production team.
Max Wolfe (Chip Tolentino)
Max Is excited to be making his ASoB debut with this incredible production. Previous credits include Al DeLuca, “A Chorus line”, (PHSCFA) Chuck, “She kills Monsters” (PHSCFA) and Harry Houdini, “Eastland” (PHSCFA). His favorite word is Sarsaparilla. He would to thank his friends and family for putting up with him, Atticus, Rachel, and the entire production crew, his fellow spellers, Tom Hanks for existing, and his girlfriend, Hunter, for simply being the greatest.
Matt Wetzel (Leaf Coneybear)
Matt is very excited to be performing in his first show with Artistic Synergy! Matt was last seen as the titular character in HP's production of "Barnum." Other favorite roles include Igor in "Young Frankenstein" and Emmett Forrest in "Legally Blonde" with (SS), as well as Seymour Krelborne in "Little Shop of Horrors" with (PLT). Matt would like to thank the love of his life, Lindsey Litka, for encouraging him to come out for this show. Matt loves doing theatre, but no shows are better than the ones he gets to do with her.