Music & Lyrics By William Finn

Book By Rachel Sheinkin

Conceived By Rebecca Feldman

Additional Material By Jay Reiss

Directed by Shane Rivers

​Sponsored by Tiki Tap House

Musical, Comedy


Performance Dates: June 3-19
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm | Sundays at 2pm

Actor's Benefit Pay-What-You-Can Thursday | June 9 at 7:30pm
Pay-What-You-Can Thursday | June 16 at 7:30pm


An eclectic group of six-graders arrives at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. Sweet and shy Olive brings only her best friend (the dictionary) with her to the bee; Bold and hyper allergic speller William Barfee uses his "magic foot" to propel him to greatness; former champion Chip is struggling with his burgeoning puberty; easily distracted Leaf is unconvinced that he's smart enough to be a challenger; overachiever Marcy is disappointed by her consistent success; and politically aware Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre only wants to impress her gay dads. In hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals his/her hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition.​

Our 2015-16 season is sponsored by Jeremy's Farm to Table.

Please Note: Tickets that are on hold will be released for sale 15 minutes prior to the start of the show. Tickets that have been pre-purchased will be released at curtain if they are not claimed and only if we have a waiting line. Get here early to secure your seat!

​Online Ticket sales end 12hrs prior to the start of the show. We are not necessarily sold out - walk up tickets are available. 



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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee