The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: Musical Info & Synopsis


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee revolves around a group of quirky middle school students who are all competing in a spelling bee. Each character comes with their own set of challenges, and the show provides a glimpse into their lives and pressures of the competition. As the bee progresses, the students grapple with issues such as friendship, parental expectations, and the desire to fit in. The musical also incorporates audience participation by inviting volunteers to join the bee. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is an exploration of the complexities of adolescence and the universal drive for validation and acceptance.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Contemporary (2005)

Cast Size: 9

Genre: Comedy

Setting: 2000s

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: William Finn

Book: Rachel Sheinkin

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (2005)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


2000s, Broken 4th Wall, ComedicOne-Act, Piano-Heavy, School

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