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Kirkland Events & COVID-19

Studio East presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

348 Kirkland Ave, Kirkand, WA 98033
(425) 820-1800
  • Presented By: Studio East
  • Dates: 5/13/2022, 5/14/2022, 5/15/2022, 5/21/2022, 5/22/2022
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Price: $20/$25

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - Performing live at Studio East in Kirkland May 13-22, 2022

Music & Lyrics by William Finn | Book by Rachel Sheinkin | Conceived by Rebecca Feldman | Additional Material by Jay Reiss | Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine | Originally Produced on Broadway by David Stone, Jame L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo Barrington Stage Company, Second Stage Theatre
Directed by Brad Walker | Musically Directed by David Duvall

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! At least the losers get a juice box.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). Authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Friday, May 13 at 7:30pm (Cast A)
Saturday, May 14 at 2:30pm (Cast A) and 7:30pm (Cast B)
Sunday, May 15 at 2:30pm (Cast B)
Saturday, May 21 at 2:30pm (Cast B) and 7:30pm (Cast A)
Sunday, May 22 at 1pm (Cast A) and 4pm (Cast B)
Recommended for ages 10+

Ticket Info:
Youth/Senior – $20
General – $25