The Theatre at Marietta College is putting on a performance of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 29th, in the Friederich Theater.
Plot synopsis: An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vies 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.
Music and 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, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo
Barrington Stage Company, Second Stage Theatre
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.