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‘Putnam County Spelling Bee’ play dates, times and ticket info


Spelling Bee 01Play: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Book: Rachel Sheinkin (Tony and Drama Desk awards for Best Book)

Score: William Finn (Tony nominated)

Synopsis: An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. 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. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! But at least the losers get a juice box

Director: Jason Parrish

Spelling Bee 13Musical Director: Victoria Casella

Choreographer: Jennifer Byrne

Cast: All-star line-up of musical theatre talent out of New York and regional theatres across the country featuring Brendan Powers, Bruce Warren and Katrina Michaels.

Play dates and times:

  • Previews on March 21 at 8 p.m., March 22 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and March 23 at 8 p.m. (previews are nearly all sold out)
  • Regular performances are Tuesday-Saturday at 8pm, with matinees on Wednesday, Sunday, and select Saturdays, with opening Spelling Bee 02on March 24 and closing April 12.

Place: In the Historic Arcade Theatre on Bay St. between Jackson & Hendry with free parking in the Fort Myers River District.

Ticket Info:

  • Previews: $25-$32 (nearly all sold out)
  • March 24-April 12: $25-$52 and $25-$32

Single tickets are now on sale through the box office Spelling Bee 03at 239-332-4488 and online at

Sponsor: Sam Galloway Ford

[All photos courtesy of Summer Groh, Florida Repertory Theatre.]

March 20, 2017.


‘Putnam County Spelling Bee’ one of funniest, most inventive musicals to come along in decades

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