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
Directed by James Monroe Iglehart

Nov 29–Dec 24, 2023
Lucie Stern Theatre, Palo Alto

Single tickets will go on sale in September 2023

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Six ambitious, hilarious middle schoolers—played by some equally-hilarious adults—go head-to-head in this riotous musical, directed by Tony Award-winner James Monroe Iglehart (Broadway’s Aladdin and Hamilton). The rules here are simple: Prove you’re the best speller on stage, and you secure a spot at the national spelling bee. Falter on “hasenpfeffer” or “crepuscular” and nothing but a consolation juice box awaits. Will your favorite fall to pressure and puberty, or emerge victorious? And which audience members will join them onstage as contestants themselves? Find out in the new classic that captures all the chaos, heartbreak, and elation of becoming a childhood champion.

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Lucie Stern Theatre

1305 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94301

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