Tony Winning Musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
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The last date listed for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee was Sunday April 3, 2011 / 2:00pm.
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You know when you see a play or a performance and then days later, you're still quoting a piquant or poignant line, or commenting on a particular actor's unique interpretation of a character or lauding the smart story and directing? Well, that's what happened for me and my partner after we saw Altarena's production of Spelling Bee. This is a high caliber rendition of a popular contemporary musical and when you consider it's an "off, off, off Broadway" production, the stomp-your-feet hootin' hilarity this troupe of semi-professional actors evokes is even more impressive and enjoyable. The directing, acting, and in the round choreography is spot on. The humor is sharp, relevant, timely and sprinkled with contemporary references that were just this side of "oh no she didn't". It was great. I highly recommend seeing this play.
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This was soooo much fun! The dialogue is witty, funny, and full of adult humor. Be prepared, you may be picked to be part of the actual spelling bee. It was interesting to see how the different audience members reacted. My favorite...continued
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“Doing for geeks what A Chorus Line did for hoofers." —The Washington Post
Learn more about the "history ":http://www.spellingbeethemusical.com/of _Spelling Bee. _
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee started as a non-musical play entitled C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E_, done by the improvisational group “The Farm.” It was playwright Wendy Wasserstein (_The Heidi Chronicles) who encouraged the creators to take it to the next level._ _
Music & Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Directed by Stewart Lyle
Musical Direction by Armando Fox
This witty, Tony Award-winning musical follows six bright young misfits thrust suddenly into the competitive spotlight. Overcoming their fears, they learn that winning isn’t everything, losing doesn’t make you a loser, and it’s all about the journey. As The New York Times put it, “Can you spell ‘irresistable’? Drat, I mean, ‘irresistible’?”