VIDEO: On This Day, July 8 - THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Has Its World Premiere At Barrington Stage
On this day in 2004, the beloved cult-hit musical, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE had its world premiere at Barrington Stage!
The show later opened Off-Broadway at Second Stage Theatre where it was an instant hit, prompting it to move to Broadway's Circle-in-the-Square Theater. Nominated for six Tony Awards including Best Musical - it took home two 2005 Tony Awards for Best Book of a Musical and Best Featured Actor in a Musical.
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a laugh-out-loud musical comedy which follows six young people in the throes of adolescence, who are overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, as they learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser. At each performance, four audience volunteers are selected and invited on stage to participate in the Bee, making each performance unique.