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“Effortlessly endearing.... Gold stars all around.” – The New York Times

 

Composer-lyricist William Finn and book writer Rachel Sheinkin’s winsome and winning musical is so generously warm-hearted, only the most bitter misanthrope could resist its charms.” – Variety

 

“Great news! The American musical comedy – with equal emphasis on the ‘musical’ part and the ‘comedy’ part – is alive and well.... A treat and a half.” – TheatreMania

 

 

 

The 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

MARCH 8-24, 2019

SHOWTIMES 7:30 pm

MATINEES 2:00 pm

ASL Performance: MARCH 17, 2019

 

TICKETS - $30

STUDENTS - $19

 

RATED PG-13

 

 

THE CAPITAL SERIES SPONSORED BY ESSENTIAL FCU

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

Conceived by Rebecca Feldman      Additional Material by Jay Reiss

Music & Lyrics by William Finn      Book by Rachel Sheinkin

 

 

Winner of both 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, this is a delightful gem of comedic genius.

 

 

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