The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee


Music and Lyrics by  William Finn
Book by  Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by  Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by  Jay Reiss


One Act, Book Musical, Rated R
Original Broadway Version

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.

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of [potentially made-up] words hoping to never 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.

A riotous ride complete with audience participation, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is delightful den of comedic genius. Cast alumni include tv's Josh Gad, Mo Rocca, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson. THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a fast-paced crowd pleaser and an instant theatre patron favorite.



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