Run Time: approx 90 minutes (not including one 15 minute intermission)
Audience Rating: PG
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 wit 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 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.
Thursday, January 12 at 7:00PM
Friday, January 13 at 7:30PM
Saturday, January 14 at 2:00PM
Saturday, January 14 at 7:30PM
Auditions: Sept 6 & 7 3:45-6:30 Cassingham Theater
Callbacks: Sept 8 5:00-7:30PM Cassingham Theater
Crew Interviews: Sept 12 3:45PM Schottenstein Theater