Conceived by Rebecca Feldman; Additional Material by Jay Reiss;
Music and Lyrics by William Finn; Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Friday, October 20 – 4: 00 pm (Purple cast)
Friday, October 20 – 7:00 pm (Pink cast)
Saturday, October 21 – 2:00 pm (Pink cast)
Saturday, October 21 – 7:00 pm (Purple cast)
DSA at the Schomp Theater
TICKETS: Adults – $23.00 in Orchestra/Mezzanine
Seniors/Students – $17.00 in Orchestra/Mezzanine
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.
An eclectic group of six ‘tweens vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the kids 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, a fast-paced crowd pleaser and an instant theatre patron favorite.
The Purple Cast features Riley Watson, Skylar Mabry, Evan Sullivan, Baris Loberg, Grace Anolin, Abby Stuckrath, and Emily Embleton as the intrepid spellers with Wyatt DeShong as the Vice Principal.
The Pink Cast brings Colin Covert, Annika Bell, Tanner Gardner, Jack Bramhall-Heck, Isa Harris, Estee Dechtman, and Casandra Baird to the microphone to spell with Alice Zelenko handing out the words.