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In the Tony Award®-winning The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, six young people in the throes of puberty are overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, and learn that winning isn't everything - and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser. This tuneful, offbeat and at times heartwarming show offers audience members the opportunity (strictly voluntary) to become part of the action as on-stage spellers. "Can you spell i-r-r-e-s-i-s-t-i-b-l-e? Spelling Bee is riotously funny and remarkably ingenious. Gold stars all around." - The New York Times "Perfect in every possible way - that rarity of rarities, a super-smart musical that is also a bona fide crowd-pleaser. An ingenious blend of simplicity and sophistication, it's not merely funny, it's wise." - The Wall Street Journal Spelling Bee is directed by James Lapine, the Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize-winner (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods) who directed the Broadway production. The musical, conceived by Rebecca Feldman, with additional material written by Jay Reiss, features music and lyrics by Tony Award®-winner William Finn (Falsettos, Elegies, A New Brain) and a Tony Award®-winning book by Rachel Sheinkin. An ADA/ASL performance is scheduled for Saturday, December 9 at 2:00 PM.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:San Diego Civic Theater, San Diego