MadKap Productions 2017-2018 Play Series

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee


book by Rachel Sheinkin

music and lyrics by

William Finn


June 23 -  July 9, 2017

Fri/Sat at 7:30 pm

Sun at 2:00 pm

matinee: Wed June 28 at 1:30 pm


General Admission $39

Seniors $34  Students $29

Six awkward spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn't everything.


Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor.


An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents (played by adults) 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 songs and 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.


A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius.


Starring Shana Dagny, Heidi Hansfield, Ben Isabel, Jillian Mayer, Shane Roberie, Dustin Rothbart, Sarah Sapperstein, Timothy Walsh, and Mark Yacullo.


Directed by Wayne Mell

with music direction by Ken Preuss and choreography by Marianne Brown.



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