An eclectic group of six-graders arrives at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for very different reasons!
- Sweet and shy Olive brings only her best friend (the dictionary) with her to the bee
- Bold and hyperallergic speller William Barfee uses his “magic foot” to propel him to greatness
- Former champion Chip is struggling with his burgeoning puberty
- Easily distracted Leaf is unconvinced that he’s smart enough to be a challenger
- Overachiever Marcy is disappointed by her consistent success
- Politically aware Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre only wants to impress her gay dads.
In hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals his/her hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition.
The Spelling Bee causes audiences to fall in love, both with the show itself and its “perspicacious,” “jocular,” and “effervescent” spellers.
July 21 - July 31 2016
7:30pm curtain each day except Tuesday July 26th
plus 3:30pm matinees on Sundays July 24th and July 31st
Theater: Secret Theatre
Address: 4402 23rd Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Cost:$18 in advance; $20 at-door
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006