The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Music & Lyrics: William Finn
Book: Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by: Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by: Jay Reiss
Dates: June 22 – July 2
Times: 7:30 – Sat. 2:30, Sun 3
Price: $38 – CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS
“…Hilariously F-U-N-N-Y (enjoyment, amusement or lighthearted pleasure)
and delightfully Q-U-I-R-K-Y (characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits) night of theatre.”
Ilene Chalmers – DC Metro Theater Arts
About the show:
Nominated for six Tony Awards, and winner of two, 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. NOTE: contains ridiculously childish adult material. May not be suitable for all audiences.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee features an eclectic group of sixth graders (played by adult actors in uproariously comical caricatures), who arrive at a fictional spelling bee set in the geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School to vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime; the Bee is run by three equally quirky grown-ups. 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! 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.
All performances will take place at The PGA Arts Center
4076 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
The PGA Arts Center is located off RCA Blvd: on PGA Blvd, heading east, take the first right after passing I-95, at the Shell gas station, and then take the 3rd driveway on the right, into the shopping center.