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A Musical Comedy

Music and Lyrics by William Finn

Book by Rachel Sheinkin

Conceived by Rebecca Feldman


Directed by Michael Ng

Music Direction by Darcie Yoshinaga

Choreography by Dwayne Sakaguchi

The Tony Award-winning 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, and a truly fresh and vibrant score, this bee is one unforgettable experience. In this musical comedy, an eclectic group of middle-school spellers compete at their annual spelling bee. 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. Through charming, funny, and poignant songs, we get to know each speller’s unique story and discover that winning isn’t everything.

To purchase a wheelchair seat please contact the box office at 808-988-6131

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Please note:

Following COVID19 guidelines, this production will utilize assigned seating.

With spaced out rows and empty seats between groups.


Please allow time for COVID question screening and temperature checks upon arrival at theatre.


All patrons, staff and volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property.


If you require any special seating needs please contact the box office at 988-6131 to arrange in advance.


There will be no meet and greet after the performance. We ask all patrons to leave immediately following.


There will be no concession stand open during the performance. We ask you to refrain from eating or drinking while on property.

Thursday, Friday & Saturday evening 7:30pm

Saturday and Sunday Matinee 3:00pm