Arizona Onstage Productions

Kevin Johnson, Artistic Director


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee


Arizona Onstage Productions

Music & Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Directed & Choreographed by Robert Russo, Jr.,
Associate Director, Producer, Kevin Johnson
Music Director, Khris Dodge

Featuring Walter Belcher, Nicholas Gallardo, Jennifer Hijazi,
Ellie Jepperson, Brian Levario, Michelle Leon,
Steve McKee, Jacinda Rose Swinehart & Daniel Tenney

This one-act Tony Award winning musical centers around a fictional middle school spelling bee in which six off-beat adolescents compete and three eccentric grown-ups try to deal with them.

As part of the action, three or four audience members get to participate in the bee along with the six contestants.

Can you spell irresistable? Drat! I mean, irresistible? Yea or nay, that's precisely the word for "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," the lovably inconsequential, entirely adorable new musical that opened Off Broadway last night at the Second Stage Theater. New York Times

At the Cabaret Space, Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.

Thanks to The Tucson Weekly for this review Tucson Weekly

Here's the Preview from The Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

And read this tribute from the Buzz Media blog! Buzz Media

To view a complete set of photos from our photographer Patrick J. McArdle, please click this link Spelling Bee photos

This is fun! Morning Blend on Kgun 9

Preview - Thursday, August 12, 7:30 - all tickets $20
Opening - Friday, August 13, 7:30
Saturday, Saturday, August 14, 7:30
Sunday, August 15, 3pm
Friday, August 20, 7:30pm
Saturday, August 21, 7:30pm
Sunday, August 22, 3pm
Sunday, August 22, 7:30pm
Friday, August 27, 7:30pm
Saturday, August 28, 7:30pm
Sunday, August 29, 3pm

Buy tickets for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.