The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
January 19 - February 11, 2018
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
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.
Venue: Garza Mainstage
10760 Grant Road
Houston, Texas 77070
Adults $31, Seniors $27, Student $19 -
NO ADDITIONAL FEES!
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.
Director - Sam Brown
Musical Director - Chelsea Lerner
Choreographer - Katherine Cunningham
Chip Tolentino - Nathan Crooks
Marcy Park - Elizabeth Curtin
Olive Ostrovsky - Emma Russell
Leaf Coney Bear - Kevyn Eddy
Vice Principal Douglas Panch - Patrick Barton
Rona Lisa Peretti - Laura Renfroe
Mitch Mahoney - Cody House
William Barfee - Jeff Stallings
Logainne SchwartzandGrubenniere - Jenna Malisewski
Contains mature themes and mild adult language dealing with “pre-teen” angst and situations. While playfully presented, some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents should be cautious and learn more about the show before bringing young children.
Smoking/Drinking/Drug Use: None
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