The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Posted on April 09, 2021

  • Tuesday 11 - Saturday 15 May
  • 7.00 pm
  • Colin Prentice Auditorium, Macleans College
  • Adults $25, Concessions $20

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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.

Music and lyrics by William Finn | Book by Rachel Sheinkin | Conceived by Rebecca Feldman

Additional Material by Jay Reiss

Originally produced on Broadway by David Stone, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Wittman, Patrick Catullo

Barrington Stage Company, Second Stage Theatre

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre international (Australasia)

All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia