Music and Lyrics by: William Finn
Book by: Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by: Rebecca Feldman
Additional material by: Jay Reiss
Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show's Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.
Performed June 19-22 and July 24-28, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. at RVC's Starlight Theatre with an additional 2:00 p.m. matinee on June 22.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students/seniors and can be ordered in advance at rvcstarlight.com or by calling (815) 921-2160.