Lester and Sue Smith Stage
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
music and lyrics by William Finn
book by Rachel Sheinkin
conceived by Rebecca Feldman
October 15–November 14, 2021
streaming on demand November 19–25
Juice boxes and public humiliation: welcome back to the sixth grade.
An eclectic group of middle schoolers are locked in an intense competition for the spelling championship of a lifetime in this Tony-Award-winning musical. As the tension mounts, each kid finds their own voice as they share funny and emotional stories about puberty, pressure, and some very adult problems. Join them on stage (literally—some audience members get to join the Bee) and get swept up in the effortless wit and humor that speaks to every former thirteen year old.