The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Ruth Page Theater
1016 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60610
Ruth Page Theater
1016 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60610
Musical
Runs Apr 17May 28, 2021

Six awkward tweens vie for the coveted spelling championship in this fast-face, Tony Award-winning musical comedy. As they struggle to stay in the contest, the students—each with their own quirky and engaging personality—share hilarious and touching stories from their home lives while spelling their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing “ding” from the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers will enter; five spellers will leave (always with a juice box in hand and the life lesson that winning isn’t everything) and, by show’s end, one lucky speller will win the game—and your heart.

Music and Lyrics By William Finn

Book by Rachel Sheinkin

Direction by Christopher Pazdernik

Music Direction by Linda Madonia

Choreography by Rueben Echoles

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