This musical comedy is based on C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E, an original improvisational play created by Rebecca Feldman about a middle school spelling bee. More…
Six spellers - Olive Ostrovsky, William Barfée, Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre, Marcy Park, Leaf Coneybear and Chip Tolentino - compete at the annual spelling bee at Putnam Valley Middle School in Putnam County, NY. Flashbacks and insight reveal personal details about each of the spellers in this musical that explores the idea that winning isn’t everything.
See it if This is a very fun show. Funny, great songs, entertaining.
Don't see it if You don't want to see a show about children in a spelling bee!
See it if like shows where you can find yourself in its awkward characters. This show has incredible heart set against a spelling bee backdrop
Don't see it if can't think of a reason not to see this delightful show
See it if you like audience participation, you tend to like other William Finn musicals, you want a relatively heartwarming story.
Don't see it if you can't handle rude jokes, sixth grade made you uncomfortable.
See it if you're looking for something light & fluffy, or maybe you're looking for a show for your community theater to stage.
Don't see it if you want a substantial piece of theater. It was a little too trivial for my tastes. And the humor was too corny & cute. Weak score too.
See it if You like a unique experience with delightful characters told witha bit of audience participation. Excellent and delightful. Laughed a lot.
Don't see it if You want Rogers and Hammerstein. Music isn't big and overly memorable. Great intimate experience instead.
See it if Circle in the Square was the perfect venue for this quirky musical comedy. I saw this with several casts & was happy 2c so many r on TV now!
Don't see it if Don't c it if u don't like "adults" portraying kids. Also if U don't like shows where the cast interacts w/ the audience or if U can't spell
See it if you like smart lyrics, catchy melodies and small shows that are charming
Don't see it if you need big production value or don't like shows about children
See it if you want a purely fun musical, featuring adults playing "nerdy" high schoolers. The songs are full of great puns. Overall a good time.
Don't see it if you don't like nasal-y voices, a bunch of the cast has them. you don't want to hear people spelling.
See it if you love to laugh and yet see something with so much heart behind it. Different show every time.
Don't see it if You dislike musical theatre comedies.
See it if like a fun loving, caring musical. I'm a big fan of William Finn's music. Clever lyrics. Wonderful performances. Fun concept.
Don't see it if I can't see any reason not to see if when it comes around again.
See it if You enjoy clever songs about clever young people. It's fun going back to a middle school spelling bee. And you learn how to spell "syzygy."
Don't see it if You are a bad speller. A few of the lyrics are of the PG-13 variety.
See it if you want something clever with relatable story lines and inventive and beautiful songs
Don't see it if you don't like watching coming-of-age stories
See it if you like a fun, quirky show with a great ensemble cast and clever songs.
Don't see it if you're looking for a profound show or don't like shows with adults playing teenage characters.
See it if You want a hilarious, slightly improv-based show that's about kids finding their identities through spelling
Don't see it if You don't like humor or adults acting like children
See it if you love original, ensemble developed shows, shows where grown ups play kids, you don't have spelling related baggage.
Don't see it if you aren't in the mood for comedy or adults pretending to be kids.
See it if Want to see musicals that will make you laugh for the most part but still make you feel something.
Don't see it if Want musicals with lots of sets, costumes, and dance numbers.