February 25 - March 13, 2022 Friday & Saturday 8pm, Sunday 2:30pm
Music & Lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachael Sheinkin, Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Director – Justin Giroux
Long time hostess, Rona Lisa Peretti, finalizes the preparations for the annual county spelling bee, reminiscing about her own spelling bee victory many years earlier. The current crop of spelling contenders is not your average student. The contestants include last year's champ, Chip (a boy scout), Schwarzy (the youngest and most politically aware contestant), Coneybear (the somewhat wide-eyed offspring of hippie parents), Barfee (an allergy-plagued student), Marcy (an over-achieving student) and Olive (a tentative newcomer). This show is a comic romp about “Bee-ing” a pre-teen in a world where the ‘word’ matters. And it’s complete with audience participation!
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
Peninsula Community Theatre
Last update September 5, 2021