Fall Musical: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”
October 21-29

Arts
“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

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.

An eclectic group of middle schoolers 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. At least the losers get a juice box.

A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a fast-paced crowd pleaser and an instant theatre patron favorite.

Music & Lyrics by William Finn | Book by Rachel Sheinkin | Conceived by Rebecca Feldman | Additional Materials by Jay Reiss | Originally produced on Broadway by David Stone, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo | Barrington Stage Company, Second Stage Theatre