The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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  • Written by:
    Rachel Sheinkin
    Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
  • Directed by:
    Rob Frankenberry
  • Music and Lyrics by:
    William Finn
  • Dates:
    February 9, 2017 - February 19, 2017
  • Show Times:
    Tuesday through Saturday at 8PM and Sunday at 2PM
  • Location:
    Henry Heymann Theatre

Can you use "syzygy" in a sentence?

Putnam Valley Middle School is hosting their 25th annual spelling bee competition, and there's a quirky cast of characters on either side of the microphone. Like word pronouncer Douglas Panch, returning to the Bee after a long hiatus due to a mysterious incident five years ago. Or grade schooler William Barfée, who spells words with his feet.

Tensions run high as the words become multisyllabic, and the pressure mounts.

What could possibly go wrong?

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