The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Show Dates: (additional dates possible)

  • Thursday June 20 7:30
  • Friday June 21 7:30
  • Saturday June 22 2:00
  • Saturday June 22 7:30
  • Sunday June 23 2:00
  • Thursday June 27 7:30 UNDERSTUDY NIGHT
  • Friday June 28 7:30
    Saturday June 29 2:00
    Saturday June 29 7:30


An eclectic group of sixth-graders (played by adults) arrives at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. Sweet and shy Olive brings only her best friend (the dictionary) with her to the bee; bold and hyper-allergic speller William Barfee uses his “magic foot” to propel him to greatness; former champion Chip is struggling with his burgeoning puberty; easily distracted Leaf is unconvinced that he’s smart enough to be a challenger; overachiever Marcy is disappointed by her consistent success; and politically aware Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre only wants to impress her gay dads. In hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals his/her hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition.