The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Music & Lyrics by William Finn | Book by Rachel Sheinkin

Conceived by Rebecca Feldman | Additional Material by Jay Reiss | Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine | Originally Produced on Broadway by David Stone, Jame L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo Barrington Stage Company, Second Stage Theatre

Directed by Brad Walker | Musically Directed by David Duvall

Performing live at Studio East in Kirkland May 13-22, 2022

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.

Spelling Bee Program – AM -single page

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). Authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


  • Saturday, May 21 at 2:30pm (Cast B) and 7:30pm (Cast A)
  • Sunday, May 22 at 1pm (Cast A) and 4pm (Cast B)

Recommended for ages 10+

Ticket Info:

  • Youth/Senior – $20
  • General – $25