Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - Theatre Harrisburg


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 made-up) 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! 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 presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

  • A Tony®-Award winning Musical Comedy
  • Music by William Finn
  • Book by Rachel Sheinkin
  • Conceived by Rebecca Feldman

Approximate Run Time:

2 hours including an intermission

Recommended Audience Age:


Content Warnings:

Language, Sexual Situations


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