The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
"Adventurous theater in Astoria"

-- The New York Times



Music and Lyrics William Finn

Music and Lyrics
William Finn

Conceived by
Rebecca Feldman

Additional Material by
Jay Reiss
Book by Rachel Sheinkin

Book by
Rachel Sheinkin

Each member of a lovable, eclectic group of sixth graders is eager to win the spelling bee. During the proceedings, led by our fearless leaders Rona and Vice Principal Panch, we meet shy Olive, returning champ Chip, distractible Leaf, overachiever Marcy, activist Logainne, and self-assured William and his “magic foot.” Through spelling and hilarious song, the struggles and dreams of the participants are revealed and explored as we root for each one. With a tuneful score and lyrics by William Finn (FalsettosA New Brain) and a heartfelt, funny book by Rachel Sheinkin, this show leaves us laughing as we are each able to see ourselves in the characters and remember a time when we too put everything on the line to win it all.


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  1. Danielle M.
    Nov 06, 2015


    Will there be auditions for this show or has it already been cast?

    Thanks in advance.

    Have a nice day!

  2. Annie Jacobs
    Nov 10, 2015

    Hi Danielle,

    Not yet – sometime in March we expect. Keep an eye out here and on our FB page for announcements about Spelling Bee!


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