25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Reviews

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Average customer review: 4.0 star rating (3.8 Stars)

Number of reviews: 9



5.0 star rating Sherry B. from Belton, TX


Went with my 17 year old daughter - she loved it - we both did! Had us crying we were laughing so hard! Absolutely hilarious. Can't wait to have the opportunity to see it again!

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5.0 star rating Cam Sawzin from Boston


I was the cellist who played the Boston run of Spelling Bee. I've played many runs of "big hit shows" and am here to tell you the musicans never were bored or tired of participating in this very magical production. It was never quite the same each night, and often came close to performance art. Funny, gorgeous score I loved playing and talented actors who were child-like without pretence. This show never got old in 3 months of performances. You will love it! Best, Cam

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5.0 star rating Lorie Neighbors from Salem, OR, USA


We saw the show on June 4 and loved every minute of it. I got to be a contestant and that was pure FUN! I loved the smaller venue and cast. Every performer was equally talented and some played multiple characters. I disagree that this is a completely family-friendly show, because of the "Erection" number. My husband and I agreed that we would not want children ages 6-10 (old enough to understand) there. I thought some of the "definitions" and "use in a sentence" were hilarious--definitely took what could be a stuffy and boring theme and made it extremely comical and clever.

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5.0 star rating Tyler from Fort Wayne, Indiana USA


Seeing that I saw it in Chicago and not NYC, I'll just do a review on the show. I'm a teenager who loves musicals but I didn't know if I was ready to see a bunch of nerds spell in one. I was baffled by how they preformed and loved how the whole show was put together. They stayed in character the whole time! Marcy kept a straight face through all of the funny words, Logainne's gay dads were hilarious and Will Barfée and Leaf Coneybear were both funny! The audience interaction was pretty neat! Poor Robin Alexis Childress (Olive Ostrovsky, Chicago) almost tripped over my Dad's backpack and ended up leaping over it! All of the cast members autographed my second playbill and were very nice. I would recommend any musical fan to see it!

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4.5 star rating Lyndsey A. from Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Awesome show, absolutley histerical... very interactive and definitly something the entire family can enjoy. Younger audience members can participate and the erection song is hardly tasteless, it turns into a funny ode to the trials of puberty... most definitly worth seeing

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4.0 star rating Anonymous from Anytown, AT 55555


This show was absolutley hilarious. Though there was no meaning or plot the humor surpassed that. The language of origin and definition parts were very funnyas well as all the songs, and the gym was cleverly designed. It was definitley a show the whole family would love.

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4.5 star rating Carolyn Andersen from Doylestown PA


A very clever and sweet show. The whole family will enjoy the experience. Clever words and tunes. Go for this original rather than a tired remake.

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