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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

BY PRIMA Theatre Company | 20-Mar-2017
Grab your tuckshop money and get your tickets today. THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a hilarious musical about ten contestants battling for the supreme prize - or total humiliation. It's high stakes in an adolescent world. #primaspellingbee @prima.org.au @prima_org
An eclectic group of sixth graders arrive at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. Sweet and shy Olive brings only her best friend, her dictionary, with her to the bee; Bold and hyper allergic speller William Barfee uses his “magic foot” to propel him to greatness; former champion Chip is struggling with his burgeoning puberty; easily distracted Leaf is unconvinced that he’s smart enough to be a challenger; overachiever Marcy is disappointed by her consistent success; and politically aware Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre only wants to impress her gay dads. 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! At least the losers get a juice box.