The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a musical featuring adult actors playing junior high school students participating in a spelling contest. The subject of spelling bees has become popular in written fiction and particularly since the release of the amazingly popular documentary film Spellbound in the year 2002. Audiences no longer consider these contests geeky. Now the subject is considered smart, exciting and richly entertaining. You will find that tickets to this musical have been selling like hotcakes since its six Tony Award nominations.
The cast of actors in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee includes names like Derrick Baskin, Deborah S. Craig, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Dan Fogler, who won the Tony Award for Best Actor Featured in a Musical. Director James Lapine was nominated for Best Direction of a Musical and the writer of the book, Rachel Sheinkin, won a Tony award for her contribution.
This musical is for the entire family. Buy tickets now and you will have the opportunity to enjoy music by William Finn and choreography by Dan Knechtges. The set and entire auditorium are made to look like a high school gym to set the mood for the subject matter. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is fresh, exciting, well acted and not average by any means. While the subject matter seems a bit strange for a Broadway show, you will be totally surprised by how well they combine the musical elements with the thrill of the competition.
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