Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Score by William Finn Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
DIRECTOR – Diane Kamrin
MUSIC DIRECTOR – Greg Zema
PRODUCTION MANAGERS – Julie Hahn & Ellen Smith
Putnam Valley Middle School is hosting the county spelling finals. Six quirky adolescents compete in a spelling bee run by three equally quirky grown-ups. “Spelling Bee” is a hit musical about the unlikeliest of heroes: an eccentric yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. 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 "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Four audience members come on stage to join the cast and compete in the Bee alongside the six young characters.