"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

Presented by: The Department of Theatre and Dance

October 27-29, 2022
November 3-5, 2022
7:30 p.m.

October 29-30, 2022
November 5-6, 2022
2 p.m.

Black Box Theatre
UB Center for the Arts

Adult: $20 + $2 CFA Fee
Student/Senior: $10 + $2 CFA Fee

Special Thanks to our 2022-2023 Season Sponsors:

Fox Run at Orchard Park

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Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Additional Material by Jay Reiss

is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

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. An eclectic group of six contestants vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, they 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” is directed and choreographed by award-winning Guest Artist Terry Berliner. Her work has been seen on-and-off-Broadway, in regional theatres and universities across the country. The cast and designers are students from the Department of Theatre and Dance.