Coastal Rep presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, featuring music by William Finn, and book by Rachel Sheinkin. Michael Lederman directs. The musical is a hilarious and heartwarming tale of overachievers' angst - chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. This Tony Award winning show follows a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. The contestants learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.