March 24, 2023
The Black Box Theatre at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center
8788 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS 66212
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee INDOOR
Friday, March 24, 2023
TIP Box Office at the front desk of the Arts and Heritage center opens at 6:30pm on performance evenings and 1:00pm for matinees. The house opens 30 minutes before show time. Seating is assigned at time of ticket purchase. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee runs approximately 2 hours with one 15 minute intermission.
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.
A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius. The small cast and unit set make this a perfect option for high schools or community theatres. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a fast-paced crowd pleaser and an instant theatre patron favorite.