The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

february, 2022

26feb7:00 pmFeaturedThe 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling BeeThe Frederick Gunn School7:00 pm

Event Details

The Frederick Gunn School Theatre Program will present the Tony Award-winning musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, directed by Kent Burnham, the Director of Theatre Arts. The community is welcome to attend for one night only, Saturday, February 26 at 7 p.m. in the Tisch Family Auditorium of the Thomas S. Perakos Arts and Community Center on campus. Admission is free. No registration is required. In accordance with the school’s Visitor Policy, all theatre patrons are required to be fully vaccinated and will be required to wear a mask indoors.

About the musical
“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,” according to Music Theatre International (MTI). “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! At least the losers get a juice box,” MTI said.

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(Saturday) 7:00 pm