One Act, Book Musical, Rated R
Original Broadway Version
Six awkward spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn't everything.
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 charm 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 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
un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six
spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice
A riotous ride complete with audience participation, THE 25TH ANNUAL
PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is delightful den of comedic genius. The small cast and unit set make this a perfect option for high schools or community theatres. THE 25TH ANNUAL
PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a fast-paced crowd pleaser and an instant
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