The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

By William Finn & Rachel Sheinkin


Producer: Steve Wolfer

Director: Sergio Calderon

Musical Director: Neil Kernohan

Choreographer: Baiba Senegal

Stage Manager: Julie Foster






Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. This hilarious tale of overachievers’ angst chronicles the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. With three audience “volunteers” also competing in the bee, this musical is sure to have audiences in S-T-I-T-C-H-E-S and reminiscing about the woes of being 12 years old.


Composer-lyricist William Finn and book writer Rachel Sheinkin's

winsome and winning new musical is so generously

warm-hearted, only the most bitter misanthrope could resist its charms.



  • Drama Desk Award – Outstanding New Book of a Musical

  • Lucille Lortel Award – Outstanding Musical

  • Tony Award – Best Book of a Musical 


Thursday, January 21, 8:00pm *Opening Night

Friday, January 22, 8:00pm

Saturday, January 23, 8:00pm

Sunday, January 24, 2:00pm *Matinee

Thursday, January 28, 8:00pm

Friday, January 29, 8:00pm

Saturday, January 30, 8:00pm *Closing Night

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