Why See 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee?
Six young people on the edge of puberty strive to become adults in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee--the funny, tender, sardonic musical by the composer of Falsettos. These outsiders use competition to define themselves, apart from their crazy families, while their struggle to escape childhood is overseen by grown-ups who never completely succeeded in escaping it themselves.
Previews from: 15 April 2005
Opening night: 2 May 2005
25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee is approriate for children of all ages. Children under 4 years of age will not be admitted into the Circle in the Square Theater.
1 hour 45 minutes with one 15 minute intermission.
Cast and Creative
CastDerrick Baskin, Mitch Mahoney
Deborah Craig, Marcy Park
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Leaf Coneybear
Josh Gad, William Barfee
Lisa Howard, Rona Lisa Peretti
Celia Keenan-Bolger, Olive Ostrovsky
Jose Llana, Chip Tolentino
Greg Stuhr, Douglas Panch
Sarah Saltzberg, Logianne Schwartzandgrubenierre
CreativeConceived by Rebecca Feldman
Directed by James Lapine
Set Design by Beowulf Boritt
Costume Design by Jennifer Caprio
Lighting Design by Natasha Katz
Sound Design by Dan Moses Schreier
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
TONY AWARDS 2005
Best Book of a Musical (Rachel Sheinkin)
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (William Finn)
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical (Dan Fogler)
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical (Celia Keenan-Bolger)
Best Direction of a Musical (James Lapine)
What you thought
9 reviews, average rating: (3.8 Stars)
We saw the show on June 4 and loved every minute of it. I got to be... more
Went with my 17 year old daughter - she loved it - we both did! Had us... more
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