The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - July 21 - July 25, 2021

CenterStage Theatre Company

  Cast Who's Who  

  • Jack Baziuk head shot

    Jack Baziuk

    as William Barfee

    As someone who not only has an interesting foot, but also has people constantly mispronounce his last name, Jack Baziuk (William Barfeé) feels that something about him must have inspired at least a part of his character. He'd like to thank Tracy and Brandon for making this performance that much more special, and he hopes you enjoy the show!

  • Ella Blankinship head shot

    Ella Blankinship

    as Olive's Mom/Speller

    Ella Blankinship (Dahlia Peasnluv/ Olive’s Mom) is thrilled to be a part of the bee! She hopes to make it to Washington DC not only for nationals, but also because she is going to attend American University to study musical theatre in the fall. She is so thankful to be a part of this production and live theatre again after this crazy hiatus, and hopes you enjoy the show!

  • CJ Giseburt head shot

    CJ Giseburt

    as Jesus Christ/Featured Dad/Speller

    CJ Giseburt is honored to doing “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling ” and to be doing his second performance at CenterStage. He has recently preformed in The Theory of Relativity at Centerstage and Oliver at The Candlelight Dinner Playhouse. CJ would like to thank his friends and family for all their love and support.

  • Penina Eisenberg head shot

    Penina Eisenberg

    as Olive Ostrovsky

    Penina Eisenberg (Olive) is absolutely ecstatic to be part of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee! This is her second CenterStage production, with her first role as Miss Dorothy in Thoroughly Modern Millie. Other previous roles include Betty 4 in COLLECTIVE RAGE, Rusty in Footloose, and Janet van de Graaf in The Drowsy Chaperone. She is currently a rising junior at Oklahoma City University, double-majoring in Musical Theatre and Vocal Performance. Penina would like to thank her family for their tireless support throughout all of her endeavors, and would also like to thank her directors for this incredible opportunity! She hopes you all enjoy The Bee!

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