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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Book by Rachel Sheinkin and score by William Finn
Meghan Bentley
Jeff Breslow
Sidney Davis
Richard Farella
Chris Gallegos
Sierra Hoffman
William Jeffreys
Holly Kelly
Sara Watson
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Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
at the Vinson Hall Theatre Jul 14, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017
Auditions: Apr 4 & 5, 2017
Co-Producers: Annie O'Neill Galvin , Diane Sams
Director: Kevin McCormack , Pamela McCormack
Music Director: Lori Roddy
Choreographer: Kathleen McCormack
Presented by special arrangement with MTI  

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.

DC Metro Theater Arts review by Kendall Mostafavi: The show is one of those solid, feel-good musicals that hits all of the emotions and gives you the hearty laughs that are food for the soul.

Here's a review by Brian Trompeter of Inside Nova: provides a steady stream of laughs

See the Maryland Theatre Guide review by Jeannette Mulherin Â…hit another one out of the park, with a particularly well-cast and creative presentation of this much-loved musical.

See the Connection Preview Article by David Siegel.

See some Rehearsal Videos

"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.

With adult situations, some material may be unsuitable for children under 13.

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