Mesa, AZ

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Tickets

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Tickets
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Tickets

About The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Mesa Encore Theatre presents "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" at the Mesa Arts Center in the Nesbitt/Elliott Playhouse. An eclectic group of sixth-graders arrives at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. Sweet and shy Olive brings only her best friend (the dictionary) with her to the bee; bold and hyperallergic speller William Barfee uses his “magic foot” to propel him to greatness; former champion Chip is struggling with his burgeoning puberty; easily distracted Leaf is unconvinced that he’s smart enough to be a challenger; overachiever Marcy is disappointed by her consistent success; and politically aware Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre only wants to impress her gay dads. In hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals his/her hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition. With an engaging, tuneful score by William Finn and a sweet, funny book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee causes audiences to fall in love, both with the show itself and its “perspicacious,” “jocular,” and “effervescent” spellers.

Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin

Start date

September 8th, 2023

End date

September 17th, 2023

Categories

Venue

Nesbitt/Elliott Playhouse at Mesa Arts Center

1 East Main Street, Mesa, AZ, United States, 85201

Tickets

Unfortunately, tickets for this event are no longer available.