Teen Actorsingers Production of
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Music & Lyrics by William Finn
Book By Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss
Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Originally produced on Broadway by David Stone, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo Barrington Stage Company, Second Stage Theatre
Based upon C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E, an original play by The Farm. ‘The Barrington Stage Company workshop of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE was originally co-directed by Michael Barakiva and Rebecca Feldman.
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 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. The small cast and unit set make this a perfect option for high schools or community theatres. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a fast-paced crowd pleaser and an instant theatre patron favorite.
Performances at Janice B. Streeter Theater
14 Court St, Nashua, NH
July 12-14, 2019
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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - Chip, Logainne, Leaf, Barfee, Marcy, Olive, Rona
The Spelling Rules / My Favorite Moment of the Bee - Panch, Spellers, Rona
My Friend, the Dictionary - Olive, Spellers, Rona
Pandemonium - Chip, Spellers, Mitch
I'm Not That Smart - Leaf
Magic Foot - Barfee, Company
Pandemonium (reprise) / My Favorite Moment of the Bee (reprise) - Mitch, Chip, Rona, Company
Prayer of the Comfort Counselor - Mitch, Company
Chip’s Lament – Chip
Woe is Me – Logainne, Carl, Dan, Company
Spelling Montage – Panch, Spellers
I’m Not That Smart (reprise) – Leaf
I Speak Six Languages – Marcy, Logainne, Olive, Rona
Jesus – Marcy
The I Love You Song – Olive, Olive’s Mom, Olive’s Dad
Woe is Me (reprise) – Logainne, Mitch, Company
My Favorite Moment of the Bee (reprise) – Rona
Olive & Barfee Pas De Deux – Olive, Barfee, Company
Finale – Company
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized materials are also supplied by MTI, 423 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019 Tel.: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684