The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee!
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Directed by Elio Gutierrez-Montoya
Musical Direction by Kale Coppin & Connie Mockenhaupt
Choreography by Jacob Gutierrez-Montoya
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! At least the losers get a juice box.
This show has a rating of PG-13.
Michael Bowles - Barfee
Melissa Brausch - Marcy
Alex Escorcia - Mitch
Brianne Hidden - Rona
Karl Johnson - Chip
Rick Kleber - Panch
Sidney Raey-Gonzales - Olive
William Schmidt - Coneybear
Lauren Tyner - Schwarzy
The show runs June 9 through July 15 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 4:00pm.
For on-line reservations go to www.SutterStreetTheatre.com or call our box office at 353-1001.