Already closed | 1h 45m | Midtown W

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

From 145 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Quirky

About the show

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.

1h 45m | Already closed | Circle in the Square (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (145)


Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Quirky

Disappointing, Cute, Overrated, Good for all ages, Trite

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.

Hilarious, Cliched, Entertaining, Overrated, Quirky

See it if If you just want fluffy fun and a lot of cheap laughs.

Don't see it if If you want a good story.

Cliched, Funny, Banal, Borning, Goofy

See it if you like silly

Don't see it if you like good humor


See it if You like light humor

Don't see it if You want something more dramatic

Clever, Entertaining, Dizzying, Edgy, Funny

See it if You are consumed with the concept of a spelling bee

Don't see it if The concept of a spelling bee bores you

Clever, Cliched, Funny, Odd, Entertaining

See it if You like funny, but weird shows. But also, if you like songs about erections, this is the one for you.

Don't see it if Lisps drive you crazy.

Funny, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you like audience participation, something a little different every time!

Don't see it if you'd rather keep your fellow theater-goers off the stage and leave it to professionnals...

Overrated, Slow, Disappointing, Insipid, Quirky

See it if You aren't able to get into any other shows and have time to kill.

Don't see it if You want to see a good Broadway show.

Clever, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Hilarious

See it if You really want a clever, and hilarious performance. If you need a laugh, this is the show.

Don't see it if Your uncomfortable with broad, "sexual" comments and if you find homosexual relationships unsettling.

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

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