25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Lyrics by William Finn
Music by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Directed by Bernie Schuneman
Music Direction by Nika Plattos
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
      Sep 9
8:00 pm
Sep 10
8:00 pm
Sep 11
8:00 pm
Sep 12
2:00 pm
      Sep 16
8:00 pm
Sep 17
8:00 pm
Sep 18
2:00 pm
8:00 pm
Sep 19
2:00 pm
At the Stage Coach Players Theater

With touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and uplifting score by William Finn, The 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee is the humor and heart story of six bee contestants vying for a first prize of $200 and the chance to go to the national finals in Washington. The contestants, all winners from local elementary and middle schools, include the broad spectrum of personalities and motivations inherent in children on their way toward growing up – hormones, politics, prepubescent confusion, competitive angst, annoying precociousness, and just plain loneliness. The adults of course have their own motivations – there is a mother hen, a moderator who doesn’t quite know how to use the words to be spelled in a sentence, and the bee’s official “comfort counselor,” who provides a hug and a juice box to each loser as they leave the stage. 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is directed by Bernie Schuneman.

 

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