THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE to Run 2/14-3/1 at El Portal Theatre

Kelrik Productions will present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE playing February 14 - March 1 at the Monroe Forum Theatre, bringing children's programming to the historic El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd. in the heart of the NoHo Arts District.

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a hip musical comedy which follows six young people in the throes of puberty, 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.

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 has music and lyrics by William Finn, a book by Rachel Sheinkin, conception by Rebecca Feldman, and original direction by James Lapine.

Directed by Kristin Towers-Rowles , with Musical Direction by Jake Anthony, the cast features Nicole Barredo (Marcy Park), Tavis Dixson (Chip Tolentino), Leigh Golden (Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre), Kimberly Hessler (Olive Ostrovsky), John Devereaux (Mitch Mahoney), Craig McEldowney (Leaf Coneybear), Chuck McCollum (Vice-Principal Douglas Panch), Erik Romney (William Barfee), and Emily King Brown (Rona Lisa Perretti).

Tickets for THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE are on sale now and may be purchased online at, by phone at (818) 508-4200. Performances are Friday and Saturday Evenings at 8 PM. Ticket prices are $30 for all seats.

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is the first show of Kelrik's 2014 DISCOVER Season. Other shows this season include PINKALICIOUS and DISNEY'S TARZAN. For more information about Kelrik Productions, please visit our website:

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