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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Barrington Stage Company
Sheffield, MA
July 8 – August 1, 2004

Music & Lyrics by William Finn
Concept by Rebecca Feldman
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Directed by Michael Unger & Rebecca Feldman
Choreography by Dan Knechtges
Music Direction by Vadim Feichtner
Assistant Music Direction by Carmel Dean


Derrick Baskin, Deborah S. Craig, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Dan Fogler, Lisa Howard, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Jay Reiss, Sarah Saltzberg, Rob Sapp

The Story

In The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. A sold-out smash at Off-Broadway’s Second Stage Theatre, and huge hit at Broadway’s Circle in the Square, Spelling Bee has been called “irresistible and entirely lovable” by The New York Times.