The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

August 6th, 2018 - August 10th, 2018


Spelling Bee


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Music and Lyrics by William Finn

Book By Rachel Sheinkin

Conceived by Rebecca Feldman

Additional Material by Jay Reiss

Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine

Originally produced on Broadway by David Stone, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo, Barrington Stage Company, Second Stage Theatre

A New Production from Black Box Studios' 2018 Rock Musical Theater Intensive Educational Theater Program
Featuring: Laura Alba, Brooke Distler, Mayan Efremoff, Adrianna Fenu, Eitan Hiller, Molly Kramer, Jesse Parmelee, and Ben Shanblatt
Directed by Matt Okin
Musical Director/Pianist: Robert Lindner
Production Stage Manager: Sari Rosen
Special Guest Performer/Production Designer: Jason Felix
Choreographer/Teaching Artist: Nachi Lederer
Teaching Artist/Educational Consultant: Allison Falkenstern
Music Specialist/Guitarist: Ben Shanblatt
Educational Consultant: Sara Giacomini
Production Assistant: Griffin Harris
$20 Adults and $15 Students/Seniors
Special group rates available for day camp groups, organizations, and any party over 25: please call (201) 357-2221 or
Please inquire about day-time performances for “field trips”.
Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves!
Evening performances are as follows ("Rated PG-13+" for strong language):
Monday, August 6 at 8:00pm
Tuesday, August 7 at 8:00pm
Thursday, August 9 at 8:00pm
Special daytime performances ("Rated PG"):
Tuesday, August 7 at 2:00pm
Thursday, August 9 at 2:00pm
Friday, August 10 at 3:00pm


is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

The Cast of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
The cast of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee