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134 Star Starred
Montgomery Theater
Off Plaza de Cesar Chavez 271 S. Market St. San Jose, CA 95113
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3.8 / 5 Rated by 4 members
Review from Richard Diamond
10 events 4 reviews

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.
Probably what disappointed me most is that here they made it a big production, loosing...continued

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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.

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