Presented by the UW Musical Theater Program—a partnership of the School of Drama, School of Music, and Dance Program.
This hilarious & warmhearted musical comedy chronicles the experiences of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of [potentially made-up] words hoping to never hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
music & lyrics by William Finn
book by Rachel Sheinkin
conceived by Rebecca Feldman
directed by Brandon Ivie
musical direction by Jordyn Meeker
January 27–February 7