The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Six awkward spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn't everything.

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

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.

A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius. The small cast and unit set make this a perfect option for high schools or community theatres. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a fast-paced crowd pleaser and an instant theatre patron favorite.

Concert Selections for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Concert Selections are original Broadway orchestrations and exciting new symphonic arrangements of select songs for use in concert performances. Concert Selections are the perfect way to give audiences a taste of the musical theatre experience without the sets, props and costumes.

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Pricing

Pricing is for individual songs only. 

Pricing for Orchestral Suites and other items can be provided on receipt of your Application Form. 

 

Amateur

A$99.50 for 1st five minutes (Base Hire rate) 

A$19.00 per minute thereafter (to a maximum of 40 minutes for Small Rights works)

The minimum Base Hire period is 2 months which is calculated from the date required to the first performance date. 

Extra months are charged at 25% of the hire fee per month or part thereof.  

A 50% discount of the Base Hire fee is available for 2nd and subsequent performances provided the fee is not less than the Base Hire rate (amateur only).

If your order requires immediate processing, a A$44.00 Priority Fee per work is applicable. 

 

Professional

We will provide a quote once we receive your Application Form. 

  • "I LOVE YOU" SONG
    From
    25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, THE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
    Music by
    William Finn
    Lyrics by
    William Finn
    Instrumentation
    4 Piano-Conductor Scores, Reed (Oboe, Alto Sax), Synthesizer, Percussion, Cello
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Resources

No matter where you are on your theatrical journey, our innovative production resources will enhance your show experience.
Keyboard Patch Solutions

Play those hard-to-find Keyboard/Synthesizer sounds with specially created patches integral to the orchestration. 

Performance
RehearscorePlus

Run rehearsals with a virtual accompanist that plays every note of your show’s score.

Pre Performance
Stage Manager Scripts

Facilitate cueing, blocking and all of your production needs with this customizable copy of the libretto. 

Pre Performance
Transpositions On Demand

Change the key of any song and optimize your performer’s vocal range.

Pre Performance

Questions & Answers

October 01, 2016
Spelling Bee
Is there any alternative version of the song "Chip's Lament" for High Schools. If you did this show, did you cut the number, or have an alternative? Thanks,
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September 05, 2016
We would like to do 25th Annual PCSB, but we would have a problem getting permission for Chip's Lament. Are there alternative lyrics for the erection song?
erection song alternative
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July 28, 2012
Adding ensemble to "Spelling Bee?"
Has anyone seen/done a version of Spelling Bee where extra cast members are added to sing some of the songs, just to get more kids involved in the show? I can't imagine how, as everyone obviously needs to be eliminated, but I was trying to think about it like "A Chorus Line," where the large group started and ended the show.
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September 21, 2009
Ad Lib
hey, I was just wondering what is some of your favorite ad lib that Rona, and Panch say to the participants to the audience, I wanted to know
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