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)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Quirky
86
Avg Score

90
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Fluffy, Raunchy

See it if You like simple entertainment

Don't see it if You are bringing children

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

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
Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Slow, Dated

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

79
Clever, Quirky, Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy catchy music and memorable moments/lines you'll want to reference weeks later.

Don't see it if dislike a small cast and a heavy character based show.

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

See it if You like clever entertainment and audience participation.

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

92
Delightful, Funny, Original, 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!

78
Funny, Clever, Fluffy, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you want a light, funny musical about the many types of personalities in a spelling bee.

Don't see it if you're offended by things such as accidental erections...

75
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if You like clever stories and insightful thinking

Don't see it if You get annoyed by nasally voices and child like behavior.

87
Hilarious, Delightful, Entertaining, Original

See it if You enjoy funny shows with kids played by adults. This show has audience participation too!

Don't see it if You want a deep, thought provoking, moving show. This one is not

75
Delightful, Hilarious, Quirky, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you're in the mood for a light-hearted comedy.

Don't see it if you want something more profound.

71
Funny, Edgy, Quirky

See it if you have a raunchy, immature sense of humor (that isn't a bad thing!!). Not sophisticated humor, but hilarious nonetheless. New, cool take.

Don't see it if You are offended easily or you only enjoy classic Broadway shows.

80
Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy a smaller interactive theater experience

Don't see it if You are expecting an epic showstopper

91
Funny, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if like audience particpation

Don't see it if don't like audience particpation

88
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Funny, Original

See it if Love spelling

Don't see it if You hate spelling

95
Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Great writing, Great singing

See it if enjoy quirky cute humor and good music

Don't see it if enjoy more serious and dramatic musicals

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Intelligent, Must see

See it if You want a hilarious, light-hearted musical with addicting music. Or if you want a chance to be on stage in the spelling bee with the cast!

Don't see it if You get offended easily. It's mostly clean, but there are jokes which may not appeal. Do not sign up to be a speller if you get stage fright

95
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious

See it if you enjoy cute comedies with adults portraying children. Witty music and lines.

Don't see it if don't enjoy adults poking fun at extreme versions of children or simple sets.

100
Clever, Hilarious, Original, Raunchy, Relevant

See it if You enjoy a musical that makes you laugh harder than you could ever imagine and then cry harder than you can ever imagine

Don't see it if You are extremely sensitive to risque humor

80
Delightful, Funny, Intelligent, Must see, Quirky

See it if you want to suspend belief and spend a few hours reminiscing about the woes and heartaches of childhood in a fantastical and absurd way.

Don't see it if You can’t spell

85
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Great writing, Quirky

See it if you like adults playing children.

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

86
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if You enjoy watching a quirky cast put a spin on your typical spelling bee.

Don't see it if You are more interested in serious, thought-provoking plays.

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

See it if You love smaller cast shows full of humor

Don't see it if You prefer larger shows

68
Fluffy

See it if You like light humor

Don't see it if You want something more dramatic

85
Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy audience participation, improv, and quirky characters.

Don't see it if You're looking for a typical theater experience.

76
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you love a classic story and good music

Don't see it if you're looking for a grand production


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

Related content


Cast & Creatives

Cast and Creative Team members for this show have not yet been loaded into Show-Score. If you are affiliated with this show, and would like to accelerate the process, please contact us or read the Help.