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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee


Conceived by Rebecca Feldman

Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Additional material by Jay Reiss

Directed by Janet Frenkel

Produced by Brenda Townsend

 A Patio Playhouse Youth Theatre Production

Performances: May 2, 3, 9, 10, 15 & 16 @ 7:00pm; May 3, 4 & 18 @ 2:00pm

Middle school angst and awkwardness take center stage as six overachieving, quirky adolescents compete in a hard-fought spelling competition run by three even less well-adjusted adults. Nominated for six and winning two Tony awards, this charming musical with unforgettable characters, hilariously catchy tunes and touching personal statements, capture the essence of the trials and tribulations of teenage troubles at their worst. Adding four audience members from each performance to compete in the spelling bee guarantees an unpredictably entertaining experience for all. Only one contestant takes home the trophy but everybody’s a winner including the audience.