The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
February 23, 7:30 p.m.
February 24, 7:30 p.m. - sold out online, limited tickets at the door
February 25, 2:00 p.m.; 7:30 p.m.
In the hit musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a charming and quirky group of outsiders discover they can stand out and fit in at the same time. Princeton Day School will present this award-winning show on February 23, 24 and 25 in the Herbert and Marguerite McAneny Theater.
The musical follows six middle schoolers competing to be the best speller as well as the quirky adult moderators who barely managed to escape childhood themselves. In this hilarious tale, they learn the lesson that winning isn’t everything, and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser.
First directed on Broadway in 2005 by James Lapine, the musical is the winner of two Tony awards, two Theatre World awards, three Drama Desk awards, and two Lucille Lortel awards.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is based on the book by Rachel Sheinkin, with music and lyrics by William Finn. The production also features improvisation and audience participation, as four lucky audience members will also be included in the ‘Bee.’
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is recommended for audiences over the age of thirteen, due to occasional language and references. Performances run approximately 100 minutes with no intermission.
Ticket prices are $18 for adults, $15 for students, $20 at the door.