The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 2006

Opened: September 26, 2006
Closing: November 12, 2006

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - 2006 - Boston History , Info & More

Wilbur Theatre
264 Tremont Street Boston, MA

A spoof of the contests that pit children against children to determine who has the best command of their voluminous vocabulary. Among the competitors are the incumbent, Wentworth Miller III, and Grammarcy Park, who placed first in the Math Bee. Presiding over the test are four-time champion Rhona Janet and vice principal Douglas Panch.

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Other Productions of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

2004   Regional (US) Workshop
Regional (US)
2004   World Premiere
2005   Off-Broadway Original Off-Broadway Production
2005   Broadway Broadway Transfer
2006   San Francisco Production
2006   US Tour First National Tour
US Tour
2006   Boston Boston Production
2011   West End Donmar Warehouse Production
West End
2014   Washington, DC (Regional) Ford's Theatre Society Production
Washington, DC (Regional)