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 story by Rachel Sheinkin (based on a concept by Rebecca Feldman) and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn (composer of "Falsettos"), this Bee is one unforgettable experience. An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents (all portrayed by adult actors) 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-unaffirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter ... one speller leaves victorious! The losers get a hug and a juice box. And YOU may be called upon to spell a word – so be prepared!
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