presents in the Black Box
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Music/Lyrics by William Finn; Book by Rebecca Feldman, Rachel Sheinkin, Jay Reiss
Directed by Dave Cortez; Choreographed by Christopher Rodriguez
August 3 - 26. Evening performances on Fri. & Sat. at 8:00, and Sunday matinees at 2:30.
Woodlawn Theatre Black Box, 1920 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio 78201 (click for map)
Tickets: $15 – $22 (click to buy on-line)
Can you spell M-U-S-I-C-A-L?
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a one-act musical comedy conceived by Rebecca Feldman with music and lyrics by Willian Finn, a book by Rachel Sheinkin and additional material by Jay Reiss. The show centers on a fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School. Six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by three equally quirky grown-ups.
Get ready to flex your spelling muscles as each night four REAL audience members will be invited onstage to compete in the spelling bee alongside the six young characters! About half an hour before the show begins, audience members in the lobby are given the chance to sign up to participate in the show as “spellers”!
On Saturday nights, adult-only audiences (over age 18) are invited for “Parent-Teacher Conferences.” These performances are peppered with references inspired by R-rated ad-libs made during rehearsals.
Did you know….
**During the 2005 Tony Awards, former Presidential candidate Al Sharpton competed.
**Julie Andrews missed ”Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” when she was a guest speller.
Grab a cape and juice box and join the fun!