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.