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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

10 Feb 2010 to 13 Feb 2010
Courthouse Theatre, University of Ballarat SMB Campus
Emil Freund
Musical Director: 
Nathaniel Taylor
Vanessa Sheehan

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Awards from The Music Theatre Guild of Victoria.
Ensemble Award

"a honey of a show and a marvellous production" -
"be in it to win!" - The Courier

The competition is intense. The words are hilarious. Let the spelling begin! The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee centres around a fictional spelling bee in Putnam County, New York. Six kids face off in the battle of their lives. They compete against each other as well as members of the audience. Three adults help adjudicate the proceedings: a nostalgic former spelling bee winner, a mildly insane Vice Principal and The Official Comfort Counselor completing his community service to the state of New York.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a one act musical comedy with music and lyrics by William Finn and a book by Rachel Sheinkin. The show has played to packed houses in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto and recent successful productions in Melbourne and Sydney.

If you fell in love with I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change! then you better brush up your spelling, because you will love The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.