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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – Willow Bend Center of the Arts

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This show is currently being rescheduled. Check back for updated show times.

All patrons with tickets purchased for postponed shows have been issued a gift certificate which can be used to select a new performance date when tickets become available (approximately one month prior to the new opening date).

Thank you for your patience as we work to reschedule hundreds of performances over the next several months. We appreciate your generosity and support of NTPA.

All tickets purchased for this show will include an in-person seat and (if available from our licensing company) a virtual link to watch online. We anticipate virtual links being made available for all of our productions, but we have not yet received approval on virtual streaming for this show.

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Synopsis

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! At least the losers get a juice box.

Credits

Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin