25th ANNUAL PUTNAM CO. SPELLING BEE
Musical by Rachel Sheinkin
Directed by Leigh Selting
July 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 and August 3, 4, 5
Performances on Friday/Saturdays at 7PM & Sundays 2 PM CST
This Tony Award winning musical centers on a fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School. Six quirky adolescents compete in the annual Spelling Bee, run by three equally quirky grown-ups. Contestants, who finally get their chance to shine, approach the competition with all ferocity of athletes in a state wide championship game. With each correct spelling, the nerdy, socially awkward, classroom misfits display youthful exuberance. The 24 musical numbers vary from upbeat ensemble pieces to touching solos.