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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Reviews

Wadsworth Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

374 ratings
4.5 average rating
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16 reviews
13 stars
attended May 25 2007

Although I didn't walk out humming any of the score, the show was great fun!

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8 reviews
7 stars
attended May 26 2007

Saw the original cast in New York when it first came out, can't believe I got to see them again 2 years later and at such a great price and at Wadsworth which is the perfect location, thanks!!

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4 reviews
11 stars
attended May 31 2007

What a funny, relatable and gloriously laugh out loud for all ages from young teen and up. There seem to be no bad seats in this lovely old venue and many of the (Broadway) cast members hung around in the lobby before the show so the play seemed...continued

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1 review
1 stars
attended May 31 2007

I LIKED IT BUT, I FOUND THE ERECTION SONG INAPPROPREIATE FOR CHILDREN. I MADE A DATE WITH MY DAUGHTER TO ATTEND THIS PLAY. AND SOME OF THE MATERIAL I DID NOT UNDERSTAND. WILL BARFY WAS MY FAVORAITE CHACRACTER.

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94 reviews
1 stars
attended May 24 2007

Charming, original musical that is a delight from start to finish. It's great to see the original cast--a rarity in L.A.

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72 reviews
133 stars
attended May 24 2007

I wish I could go back and see it a second time. We are very lucky to have the original Broadway cast. They know these quirky and wonderful characters as their own. In no time you believe they are the wonderful outsider children they represent....continued

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52 reviews
3 stars
attended May 29 2007

Fun show. Would benefit from a smaller venue. The improvisational bits were the most entertaining.

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49 reviews
63 stars
attended May 25 2007

Funny show. Clever comedic lines and clever use of audience members as some of the spelling bee contestants. Songs weren't so clever, and the sound quality left alot to be desired.

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44 reviews
17 stars
attended May 26 2007

Second time I saw it, first at the OPAC which has much better sound quality then the Wadsworth. Other than that it was a wonderful experience both times.

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38 reviews
15 stars
attended May 30 2007

Great seats! Good cast, fun show.

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33 reviews
35 stars
attended May 31 2007

FABULOUS EVENING OF ENTERTAINMENT....
SELECTED AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION KEEPS IT FRESH EVERY NIGHT....FAMILY FRIENDLY ....
LOVED IT....LOVED IT....LOVED IT.

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33 reviews
14 stars
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33 reviews
35 stars
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32 reviews
5 stars
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32 reviews
6 stars
attended May 27 2007

It's a cute show, but wholesome humor and puns are not really my sort of thing, so I never laughed out loud, except at amusement over how hilarious the people around me found it.

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25 reviews
1 stars
attended May 24 2007

Do not miss the opportunity to see the original broadway cast. We rarely get that here in LA. This ensemble is flawless. I experienced the same excitement as when I first saw it in New York. You cannot imagine how funny this is!

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11 reviews
19 stars
attended May 27 2007

Great show. I ended up onstage as one of the spelling bee contestants. Lots of fun.

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6 reviews
6 stars
attended May 27 2007

Everything should be this good!!!! Sheer delight.

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