Pre-Professional Production: Ranging from 15-20 years of age, this is your chance to see some of the best young talent San Diego has to offer before they hit the big time!
Book: Rachel Sheinkin | Music and Lyrics: William Finn | Conceived by: Rebecca Feldman
Director: Kirsten Chandler
Choreographer: Kevin “Blax” Burroughs
Musical Director: Nancy Snow Carr
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. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.
An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents 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 (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.