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. 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.
DC Metro Theater Arts
review by Kendall Mostafavi: The show is one of those solid, feel-good musicals that hits all of the emotions and gives you the hearty laughs that are food for the soul.
Here's a review by Brian Trompeter of Inside Nova
: provides a steady stream of laughs
See the Maryland Theatre Guide review
by Jeannette Mulherin
hit another one out of the park, with a particularly well-cast and creative presentation of this much-loved musical.
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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.
A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
is a delightful den of comedic genius.
With adult situations, some material may be unsuitable for children under 13.