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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

142 Members say: Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Quirky
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1h 45m | Already closed | Circle in the Square (Midtown W)

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.


“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

100
Funny, Must see, Quirky, Entertaining, A show with a heart

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

Also This show captured my heart. Endearing characters that you root for--y... Read more Read less

100
Clever, Must see, Refreshing, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if You like clever entertainment and audience participation.

Don't see it if You want a serious show.

100
Delightful, Intelligent, Refreshing, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you love to laugh, enjoy audience participation, like different, clever theatre.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy comedy, prefer musicals or dramas.

100
Ambitious, Clever, Quirky, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if You love quirky musicals with some crude humor

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or comedies

100
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if enjoy comedies and want something a little different and original

Don't see it if You want something a little more serious

100
Original, Refreshing, Great writing, Hilarious, Entertaining

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.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Hilarious

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.

100
Clever, Great acting, Must see, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you want an engaging, intelligent, laugh-out-loud theatre experience.

Don't see it if you dislike fun.

98
Funny, Original, Clever, Must see, Great writing

See it if You like spelling bees and musicals

Don't see it if You only like traditional musicals

96
Funny, Original, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You want to laugh, cry, sing along, and everything in between. Such an array of characters sure to make you enjoy a night at the theatre.

Don't see it if n/a

96
Funny, Clever, Intelligent, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you're interested in something sweet and fun!

Don't see it if you're looking for a brilliant night at the theatre.

94
Clever, Intelligent, Refreshing, Hilarious

See it if You appreciate intelligent, clever humor

Don't see it if You like traditional musicals

92
Funny, Original, Delightful, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if You've ever been a kid. This is a beautiful look at the insecurities and pressures of childhood and relationships. One of my favorites!

Don't see it if There's no reason not to see this!

92
Funny, Original, Delightful, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You like musical comedies, and want to laugh.

Don't see it if You want something deep and thought-provoking, or dark.

91
Ambitious, Clever, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you love the underdog and "kids" singing about kid things

Don't see it if you don't think boner jokes are funny

91
Original, Clever, Quirky, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you love spelling bees or just really funny, quirky cute stories!

Don't see it if you don't like audience participation

91
Funny, Clever, Intelligent, Great writing, Hilarious

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.

90
Clever, Delightful, Quirky, Refreshing, Hilarious

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

90
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Raunchy, Fluffy

See it if You like simple entertainment

Don't see it if You are bringing children

90
Delightful, Great acting, Hilarious, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you just want to have fun--with a little emotional heart-string pulling thrown in!

Don't see it if you have a very conservative taste in musicals.

90
Clever, Great acting, Slow, Dated, Great singing

See it if You're looking to have an entertaining afternoon out, without thinking about a complicated storyline but great vocals.

Don't see it if You don't like adults playing children, as I am aware that can be a pet peeve. Can also be slow at times, it still the talent is RIGHT THER

90
Funny, Clever, Quirky, Refreshing, Hilarious

See it if you like clever word play and great characters. This show will have you laughing and crying in several places.

Don't see it if you're easily offended or homophobic. Penis jokes and gay fathers all around! But if you get easily offended, why are you at the theatre?

90
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Must see, Resonant

See it if You like comedy and are looking for something a little offbeat

Don't see it if You're too young for the "mature content"

90
Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Entertaining, Tear-jerker

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.

90
Funny, Original, Refreshing, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You're into comedy and a good, quick show

Don't see it if You are into more dramatic shows


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