25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY WILLIAM FINN .
BOOK BY RACHEL SHEINKIN .
CONCEIVED BY REBECCA FELDMAN
February 12 - 28, 2016
Directed by: Michelle Freire
Musical Director: Diane Trautman
Choreographer: Kristin Kauffman
Produced by: JR Cook
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...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-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."
-Music Theatre International