• The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee


    The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

    Field Trips: May 22-June 6,  2014

    Public Performances: Weekends,
    May 23-June 8

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Appropriate for 8th grade and older

Field trip performances: 10 a.m. Thursday May 22, May 29, and June 5, 2014
Public performances: May 23-June 8, 2014
Friday, Saturday at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday at 2 p.m.

Rauh Theatre

Spelling Bee creates a world of pedantic teens and sophomoric humor that The New York Times called “irresistible and entirely lovable.” The squeaky clean tradition of the county spelling bee gets a fresh treatment when the gawky contestants - including four selected audience members - compete for local glory, their parents’ affection and, of course, cash. Along the way, they learn the value of doing the best they can and enjoying what they do. Oh, and how to spell C-A-P-Y-B-A-R-A.

In 2005, Spelling Bee racked up two Tony Awards (Original Broadway Production: Best Book of a Musical, Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical), three Drama Desk Awards (Original Off-Broadway Production: Outstanding Book of a Musical, Outstanding Ensemble Performance, and Outstanding Director of a Musical), and two Lucille Lortel Awards (Original Off-Broadway Production: Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Featured Actor).

Spelling Bee contains some adult content and is recommended for audiences ages 13 and older.

How good are Pittsburghers at spelling? Rona Lisa Perretti and Vice Principal Panch take to the streets to find out! 


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