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6 Star Starred
Coastal Repertory Theatre
1167 Main St Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"
4 ratings
3.5 average rating
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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 up in the personalities and drama of a spelling bee. I especially enjoyed...continued

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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 payed money, I may as well get something actually worth something. I will...continued

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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!

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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.