Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences around the globe with its effortless wit and humour. 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.
Presented by the Music Theatre students from the Australian Institute of Music Melbourne campus. Directed by Johanna Allen, with musical direction by Stephen Gray.
4 – 6 August, 2022
Peter Calvo Auditorium
AIM Melbourne Campus
Adult – $20
Concession – $15
Thursday 4 August – 7:30pm
Friday 5 August – 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Saturday 6 August – 7:30pm