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.
Quotes & Highlights
- “Doing for geeks what A Chorus Line did for hoofers." --The Washington Post
- Learn more about the history 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’?”
About the Ticket Supplier: Altarena Playhouse
Since 1938, Altarena Playhouse has presented creative, intimate, and artistically ambitious stagings of plays, musicals and revues. The inclusive and welcoming atmosphere makes Altarena a "great place to go" for patrons and a "great place to work" for artists. From re-envisioning the classics to promoting new works, our critically acclaimed productions and our educational outreach programs foster greater appreciation and understanding of the theater arts in Alameda and throughout the Bay Area.