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

100
Hilarious, Entertaining, Delightful, Quirky, Must see

See it if You've ever enjoyed the quirkiness of real spelling bees

Don't see it if You enjoy mire traditional broadway

92
Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if Want to see a clever, well-acted take on the All-American Spelling Bee. We were fortunate to have seen it with Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

Don't see it if Adults acting as kids bothers you or you can't spell.

72
Funny, Quirky, Raunchy, Original, Clever

See it if You enjoy clever lyrics.

Don't see it if You are easily offended.

86
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Original

See it if You are looking for a great laugh with many different characters who each have their own uniqueness about them.

Don't see it if You find the "Breakfast Club" characters dated. Or if you don't like spelling bees. Or if you don't want to be picked from the audience.

100
Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You were ever a smart kid or jealous of the smart kid...

Don't see it if You don't have an appreciation for academic humor...

100
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if You like audience participation in shows, and love the unknown of what's going to happen.

Don't see it if You dislike "snotty nosed kids"

100
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You love quirky personalities.

Don't see it if You are offended easily

85
Hilarious, Quirky, Refreshing, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You like quirky-funny shows. A bit campy, but still refreshing.

Don't see it if You dislike off-the-wall humor.

66
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

75
Entertaining, Great acting, Clever, Delightful, Funny

See it if The show was educational and humorous. Actors and actress was fabulous.

Don't see it if The show was educational and humorous. Actors and actress was fabulous.

64
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.

90
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if Something different. Very clever. A show full of laughter.

Don't see it if You don't want a light hearted, funny show.

97
Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if You like a fun, different theater experience

Don't see it if you don't have a sense of humor

71
Ambitious, Edgy, Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You miss some of those awkward momnets in your childhood when you thought everything that didnt go right was the end of the world.

Don't see it if Youre a closed minded right winger.

94
Funny, Great acting, Clever, Delightful, Original

See it if You enjoy different music genres.

Don't see it if You are offended by a song about an erection.

100
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You want a humorous witty and character filled play

Don't see it if You are easily offended by unfortunate erections

85
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if you enjoy a good laugh!

Don't see it if you have no sense of humor!

82
Clever, Funny, Refreshing, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you can spell

Don't see it if you don't like having fun

100
Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Delightful, Great acting

See it if Love children and the hilarity that ensues when their under pressure. Audience participation was a hoot!

Don't see it if You're not a fan of laughter, audience participation or clever scripts. Such a refreshing show!

100
Funny, Great singing, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if You want your funny bone tickled.

Don't see it if You do not appreciate vulgar humor.

100
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if you like hilarious shows with awesome writing. It's a definite must see just for the amazing comedic writing.

Don't see it if you find crude humor distasteful.

57
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...

93
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You love comedy

Don't see it if nothing!

83
Clever, Funny, Edgy, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if you like parodies.

Don't see it if you don't like political commentary in your musicals.

100
Funny, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You want to laugh so hard your sides hurt.

Don't see it if You don't wanna laugh...


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