Venue Details

12 Star Starred
Coastal Repertory Theatre
1167 Main St Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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3.5 / 5 Rated by 4 members
Review from Goldstar Member
14 events 7 reviews

Despite some odd directorial choices, this was a good production. Interaction with the audience was handled smoothly, and the characters were lovable if not totally likable. It is a show that requires the actor to play parts "over the top" but...continued

reviewed Nov 26 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from SirDLP
4 events 1 review

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

reviewed Nov 26 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Miabella36
6 events 1 review

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!

reviewed Dec 05 2010 report as inappropriate
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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.

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