Published March 25, 2019 on MorganHillLife.com
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
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.
Friday April 26th (8:00)
Saturday April 27th (8:00)
Friday May 3rd (8:00)
Saturday May 4th (8:00)
Friday May 10th (8:00)
Saturday May 11th (8:00)
Praise of the original NYC production:
“Effortlessly endearing…. Gold stars all around.”
– The New York Times
“Composer-lyricist William Finn and book writer Rachel Sheinkin’s winsome and winning new musical is so generously warm-hearted, only the most bitter misanthrope could resist its charms.”
“Great news! The American musical comedy – with equal emphasis on the ‘musical’ part and the ‘comedy’ part – is alive and well…. A treat and a half.”
Tickets can be purchased online at www.lohsdrama.com or at the box office 30 minutes before each show.