Venue Details

5 Star Starred
Coastal Repertory Theatre
1167 Main St Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
650-726-0998
Get directions

Member Tips

Goldstar Member
Casual... but dress warm, theater was coldish
info Nov 29 2010 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Plenty of free parking
info Nov 29 2010 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Wine and goodies available...looked good
info Nov 29 2010 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Go to one of the many wonderful restaurants beforehand for dinner
info Nov 29 2010 star this tip starred
Miabella36
Theater was DEFINITELY COLD!
info Dec 06 2010 star this tip starred
Miabella36
La Costanera (peruvian) 15 min away was LOVELY.
info Dec 06 2010 star this tip starred
View All 7 Tips

Reviews & Ratings

4 ratings
3.5 average rating
  • 0
    5
  • 0
    4
  • 0
    3
  • 0
    2
  • 0
    1
5 events
2 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 26 2010

I went twice and enjoyed it the second time even more! The actors did a great job....and were talented in singing and acting. Lots of humor....and I found myself caught... continued

star this review starred report as inappropriate
4 events
1 review
3 stars
attended Nov 26 2010

This was seriously the worst production I've ever seen. It wasn't a musical. It was cacophony. I took a champagne glass from the concession stand because I figured if I... continued

star this review starred report as inappropriate
6 events
1 review
3 stars
attended Dec 05 2010

high quality singers, energetic performance, lovely intimate theater, with the theme/spirit of the show spilling into the reception hall and even the bathroom! loved it!

star this review starred report as inappropriate
More Information

Quotes & Highlights

“Your cheeks and your abs will be sore from laughing – it’s that funny!”  — Preview Patron

Description

Music and Lyrics by William Finn

Book by Rachel Sheinkin

Conceived by Rebecca Feldman

Directed by Michael Lederman

This charming Tony Award-winning one-act musical celebrates the triumph of doing the best you can. Six nerdy teenagers from Putnam Valley Middle School, in the midst of adolescent angst, discover themselves while struggling to win the school’s spelling bee, run by three equally-quirky grownups.

The Broadway production of this show opened in April 2005 at New York’s Circle in the Square Theater, where it is still playing. An unusual aspect of the show is that four real audience members are invited on stage to compete in the spelling bee alongside the six young characters.

About the Ticket Supplier: Coastal Repertory Theatre

Coastal Repertory Theatre (once known as This Side of the Hill Players) was founded in 1986 to bring high quality theatrical entertainment to the Coastside. In 1993 the theater found a home in the Mel Mello Center for the Performing Arts in Half Moon Bay.