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83 Star Starred
Montgomery Theater
Off Plaza de Cesar Chavez 271 S. Market St. San Jose, CA 95113
408-295-9600
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4 stars
attended Mar 06 2010

I love this play! I have seen it numerous times; actually saw it on Broadway right after it opened (before the reviews came out) and it was not sold out.
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Directed & Choreographed by Kevin R. Hauge

The thrills … the chills…the SPELLING? You’ll love this hilarious, high-energy performance of the Tony Award-winning 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Called “disarming,” “quirky” and “wonderful.” this is a show that reminds you of the joy of live musical theater.

Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a hilarious tale of overachievers’ angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show’s Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.

About the Ticket Supplier: CMT San Jose

Children’s Musical Theater San Jose is a leader in the world of youth theater companies, renowned for its innovative spirit in every area of programming.

CMT is committed to providing excellent, accessible musical theater training and youth theater performances for young audiences, families and the entire Silicon Valley region. CMTSJ has 3 age groups:

1) The Marquee productions (age 19+) has become a CMT tradition and highlights CMT’s full artistic potential with high-caliber entertainment that benefits the organization and the community

2) Mainstage Productions (featuring high school and college age performers) has made a name for itself within the local arts scene as well as on a national level with unprecedented recognition

3) Rising Stars productions inspire younger performers, ages 6-14 and their families to develop their passion for musical theater.