The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: The Tony Award-Winning Musical at Mel Mello
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All offers for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee have expired.
The last date listed for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee was Saturday December 18, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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This engaging sequel to Roger Bean's hit musical comedy The Marvelous Wonderettes picks up the action on Christmas 1968 -- a few months after the singing ladies' 10-year high-school reunion. The gals are entertaining at a holiday party, which is in danger of going down the chimney after Santa goes missing. This rocking Coastal Rep show brings back the signature four-part harmony of Missy, Suzy, Betty Jean, and Cindy Lou, with songs like "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," "Santa Baby," "Jingle Bell Rock," "O Tannenbaum" and "Mele Kalikimaka." Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from SirDLP
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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 payed money, I may as well get something actually worth something. I will never see a show again at Coastal Rep. What a terrible show which was poorly cast and rather embarrassing.
Quotes & Highlights
- “Your cheeks and your abs will be sore from laughing – it’s that funny!” — Preview Patron
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.