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THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

 Book by Rachel Sheinkin 
. Music and Lyrics: by William Finn 
. Conceived by: Rebecca Feldman 

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ABOUT THE SHOW

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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 a champion! 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 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a fast-paced crowd pleaser and an instant theatre patron favorite.

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

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
www.mtishows.com

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

APRIL 19-29 AT 7PM, MATINEES AT 2PM

>> Auditorium (room 1-08) at Campus St-Jean
8406 Rue Marie-Anne Gaboury (91st street) Edmonton, Alberta T6C 4G9

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 meet the TEAM

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BYRON MARTIN
>> DIRECTOR

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SIMON ABBOTT
>> MUSICAL DIRECTOR

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. 

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