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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Final Act Theatre with Spotlight Youth Theatre present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – A fundraiser benefitting Spotlight Youth Theatre. Performed August 8-10, 2024 in the Spotlight Studio.

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves a champion! At least the losers get a juice box.

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Final Act Theatre is not a permanent performance group, only a summer project amongst friends to be used as a fundraiser for Spotlight Youth Theatre to support their contribution to youth performers around the Valley.