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.
- 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:
Language, Sexual Situations
DONNA & DAVID SCHANKWEILER