25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Apr 10-19, 2020

Music & Lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin, Conceived by Rebecca Feldman

Additional Materials by Jay Reiss, Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine, Originally Produced on Broadway by David Stone, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo, Barrington Stage Company, Second Stage Theatre

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI).

Director: Ginny Grady

Producer: Devery Holmes

Music Director: Susan Treworgy Calkins

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. 

Rated PG-13 for language.


Apr 10-19, 2020
Fri & Sat  8:00pm
Sat & Sun 2:00pm
No perf. Apr 12 (Easter)
Apr. 16 8:00pm