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

91
Clever, Funny, Quirky

See it if You like funny, quirky shows.

Don't see it if You don't like to laugh.

91
Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if You like humor, upbeat songs, and audience participation.

Don't see it if You're sensitive to inappropriate jokes, homosexual relationships, and jokes about Jesus

90
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You like musicals that are a bit different. And with luck, you might be chosen to participate in one of the spelling bee scenes on stage!

Don't see it if You don't like to see adults playing children on stage.

85
Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Original, Quirky

See it if You enjoy a musical with catchy tunes, funny dialogue and an interesting concept. If you don't think spelling bees are funny, think again.

Don't see it if You have a precocious braniac child that you've pushed too hard. Raising kids is hard. Laughing at yourself shouldn't be.

100
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Original

See it if You like various aspects and detail, yet with fun campy music

Don't see it if If you struggle spelling or happen to be racist

97
Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Must see

See it if You like watch people make fools of themselves

Don't see it if You should probably just go see it anyways

100
Entertaining, Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if You love to laugh and see the audience involved.

Don't see it if You lack an appreciation of humor and interactive theatre.

100
Absorbing, Hilarious, Great writing, Riveting, Epic

See it if You want to laugh your butt off! This show is AMAZING, intelligent, hilarious, engaging, everything you want a show to be. I loved it!

Don't see it if You find older people acting like children not funny!

94
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You're feeling nostalgic and are ready to have some fun; just prepare for some emotional parts too.

Don't see it if You don't like fun? It really is a great piece and you'd have to be pretty snobbish to think you're above it.

89
Hilarious, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if You love to laugh or spell

Don't see it if You are looking for a serious musical

4
Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated, Raunchy, Slow

See it if I wouldn't again! Could have been written by a 14 year old!

Don't see it if You are looking for a good show to see!

97
Great acting, Hilarious, Clever, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you want to see a funny show.

Don't see it if You want to see serious theater.

95
Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if You want to watch something that will keep you in stitches and will even make you tear up at times ...

Don't see it if You don't like fun.

84
Original, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Funny

See it if You want to see some very original characters

Don't see it if You get offended by songs about erections

90
Clever, Funny, Great writing, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if You are a fan of quirky, comedic, and quick witted humor.

Don't see it if You are a stick in the mud.

100
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy a little bit of poking fun at the system, you were ever in a Spelling Bee.

Don't see it if you don't like adults acting like children.

85
Quirky, Funny

See it if You want something clever but light.

Don't see it if You want a big production.

88
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Refreshing, Hilarious

See it if You love to laugh and you like creative characters.

Don't see it if You don't like to spell!

90
Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Delightful, Great acting

See it if Like to laugh and hear lovely voices

Don't see it if You hate laughter and enjoyment.

90
Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Great writing

See it if You like detailed characters and intense scenes

Don't see it if You are not into watching was kids or have ninny or daddy issues!!

83
Delightful, Entertaining, Fluffy, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You like musicals

Don't see it if You want to bring small children with you

80
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You love theatre

Don't see it if You don't like comedy

81
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Original

See it if You enjoy offbeat shows.

Don't see it if You are easily offended.

92
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You want to laugh endlessly

Don't see it if You're expecting maturity

100
Refreshing, Original, Hilarious, Intelligent, Clever

See it if You like off the cuff improv and outstanding & hilarious music

Don't see it if You don't have a sense of humor and can't handle kids using adult words


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