Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience. THE STORY: An eclectic group of mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.
DIRECTED BY: Jordan Richardson | MUSIC DIRECTOR: Lindsay Cummings
ADULT ACTORS INCLUDE: Kevin Carr, Nikki Krzebiot, and Joseph Alvey
RUNNING TIME: The show runs 1 hour, 30 minutes.
ADVISORIES: The show is great for all ages; best enjoyed by 6 and older. There is some mild adult language. Audience participation is part of the show. PLAYS: Weekends, July 14 thru July 23, 2017
- General Adult: $20.00 +$1.50 Theatre Improvement Fund fee
- Discounted Youth (Ages 17 & Under): $15.00 + $1.50 Theatre Improvement Fund fee
The teen roles in this show have been double-cast. See chart below for show dates & times of Teen cast members: