The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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When a group of young spellers compete for top prize at the annual spelling bee, the tension mounts as the contestants cope with fanatical parents, dastardly sabotage attempts, teenage crushes and the horrors of puberty! The New York Times called this musical "irresistible and entirely lovable and riotously funny." You'll be "cachinnating" all the way down to your "sesamoids." Each performance features special guest spellers, so the madness is different every time.

"...The show zips along at a wonderful pace, allowing the audience enough time to dwell on a joke where necessary, but never permitting the show to drag. The choreography by Lisa Stevens (of High School Musical fame) is exceptional also." — Gavin Logan,


Production information

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Music & Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss
Originally produced on Broadway by David Stone, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo, Barrington Stage Company, Second Stage Theatre.
Directed by Dean Paul Gibson
Featuring Gavin Crawford