a musical comedy (rated PG-13)
music and lyrics by William Finn and book by Rachel Sheinkin / Rated PG-13
June 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28 / 7:30 P.M.
"THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE" is a hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show's Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.