Join an all-local cast as they return to their roots as high school spellers!
Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.
An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves a champion! At least the losers get a juice box.
Artistic and Stage Director Scott Carroll says, “I have wanted to bring this fun, witty, and charming musical to Leadville for years! We are so excited to have an all-local cast bringing this story to life. It is always fun, well we hope it is, for adults to revisit their school experiences and bring to life these fun characters. Don’t miss the opportunity to see your neighbors and friends onstage and off! Who knows, as an audience member, you might get a chance to show off your spelling skills too!”
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com