The 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee By Rebecca Feldman and Jay Reiss with Music by William Finn, and book by Rachel Sheinkin is Directed by Michele Kyle, and Choreographed by Penny King.
The show hosts a Gala opening on Friday April 13 at 7:30 and runs April 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, and 28 and May 3, 4, 5 at 7:30, and April 15, 22, 29 and May 6 at 2:00. Thursday April 12 is $5.00 preview night and Thursday April 19 is Pay What You Want night.
A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comic genius. 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 lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially make-up) works, 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!
It is family entertainment for those over 13 due to some mature themes and strong language.