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 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 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?
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.
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
See it if You want to see kids work their way tough words in the spelling bee. The humor will keep you laughing out loud.
Don't see it if If you are afraid of audience participation. You might be asked to spell a four syllable word. You have to have a sense of humor.
See it if you enjoy comedies or like William Finn. Very funny show with some great acting.
Don't see it if you don't like comedies or audience participation. Know a little bit about it before seeing it
See it if you want to see a humorous show that still allows for touching examinations of an eclectic cast of characters
Don't see it if you don't enjoy audience participation or shows that have atypical narrative styles.
See it if Engaging ,fun, spirited production with some audience participation. Go and have a good time!
Don't see it if If you want something intellectually challenging
See it if You want to see an adolescent microcosm in the context of a school spelling bee. Nostalgic, cute, and reminds you of your awkward years.
Don't see it if You want something a little deeper. This can be fluffy at times, but it's wonderful.
See it if Funny, interactive musical! It was the first ever musical I saw on Broadway many years ago, so it holds a special place in my heart.
Don't see it if You don't like adults playing children.