The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Grab a D-I-C-T-I-O-N-A-R-Y and welcome to the spelling bee. This heartfelt musical comedy follows an eclectic group of tweens who compete 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 “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Eight spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.
While largely a fantastically funny and heartfelt look at a group of elementary schoolers on the cusp of adolescence, some themes may be mature for some young patrons.
Performance in the FIRTH J CHEW STUDIO THEATRE
Six awkward spelling champions learn that
winning (and losing) isn’t everything.
Dates and Times
August 11 – 29, 2023
Wednesday – Saturdays: 7:30 pm*
Sundays: 2:00 pm
*Saturday, August 19 performance at 2:00 pm
Students (3-25): $15