The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee follows six awkward adolescents through their daunting and hilarious championship quest. As they navigate the tournament’s pressures, the eccentric coterie finds a new sense of belonging.  Along the way, they learn that there is more to life than winning a trophy. This charming coming-of-age tale also invites four volunteers from the audience to participate in each performance, ensuring new and unexpected comedy every night. Peter Flynn (1776) returns to direct this heartwarmingly quirky Tony-winning musical comedy. The Wall Street Journal raved “Putnam County is that rarity of rarities, a super smart-show that is also a bona fide crowd-pleaser.”

Presented by Ford's Theatre Society

Show Type
Comedy
Musical
Running Time
90 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$18 - $76

Discount Tickets Available

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Schedule Open/Close Dates: 03/14/2014 - 05/17/2014
Sunday ---
Monday 07:30pm--
Tuesday 07:30pm--
Wednesday 07:30pm--
Thursday 07:30pm--
Friday 02:00pm07:30pm-
Saturday 02:00pm07:30pm-
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 05/02/2014 - 12:00pm
  • 05/09/2014 - 12:00pm

Dark Days

  • 03/15/2014 - 2:00pm
  • 05/02/2014 - 2:00pm
  • 05/09/2014 - 2:00pm
  • 04/21/2014 - 7:30pm

Sold Out Performances

  • 03/19/2014 - 7:30pm

Sign-interpreted

  • 05/01/2014 - 7:30pm

Audio-described

  • 04/22/2014 - 7:30pm
  • 05/03/2014 - 2:00pm

Open Caption

  • 05/10/2014 - 2:00pm
Cast
Performer Role
Carolyn Agan OLIVE OSTROVSKY
Matthew A Anderson VICE PRINCIPAL DOUGLAS PANCH
Felicia Curry MARCY PARK
Kristin Garaffo LOGAINNE SCHWARTZANDGRUBENNIERE
Vincent Kempski CHIP TOLENTINO
Kevin McAllister MITCH MAHONEY
Vishal Vaidya WILLIAM BARFEE
Nickolas Vaughan LEAF CONEYBEAR
Rachel Zampelli RONA LISA PERRETTI
Production Personnel
Playwright
Director
Peter Flynn
Costume Designer
Wade Laboissonniere
Set Designer
Court Watson
Sound Designer
David Budries
Choreographer
Michael Bobbitt
Musical Director
Christopher Youstra
Lighting Designer
Nancy Schertler
Composer
William Finn
Book Writer
Rachel Sheinkin
Lyricist
William Finn
Others
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss

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Ford's Theatre
511 Tenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Getting There

  • Gallery Pl-Chinatown (Green/Yellow/Red Lines)
  • Metro Center (Blue/Orange/Red Lines)

Parking

  • Street parking
  • Paid garages
  • Paid lot

Accessibility

  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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Director Peter Flynn Discusses "Spelling Bee"