Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Winner of the Tony award for Best Book, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE has charmed audiences worldwide with its effortless wit and humor. This fast-paced, wildly funny and touching musical theatre presentation makes this spelling bee an unforgettable experience. An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents compete in 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 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! A riotous ride, complete with a very unique element of audience participation, that sees audience members actively participating in the Spelling Bee. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius that was originally devised by a group of improvisational actors.