The Astoria Performing Arts Center presents a revival of the Tony-nominated musical comedy about quirky kids putting everything on the line to win. More…
Each member of a lovable, eclectic group of sixth graders is eager to win the spelling bee. During the proceedings, led by our fearless leaders Rona and Vice Principal Panch, we meet shy Olive, returning champ Chip, distractible Leaf, overachiever Marcy, activist Logainne, and self-assured William and his 'magic foot.' Through spelling and song, the struggles and dreams of the participants are revealed and explored as we root for each one. Featuring songs by William Finn ('Falsettos') and a Tony-winning book by Rachel Sheinkin.
See it if You want to laugh a lot. The performances were really good! I was pleasantly surprised all around.
Don't see it if Seeing a show in a church basement frightens you. That said, keep an open mind. It's good!
See it if you have never seen this musical before. Also, why add the intermission (to sell concessions?) The second act takes a long time to re-start.
Don't see it if you are as perplexed as I am as to why this needed a musical score. The book is strong enough, and the music does not enhance the piece.
See it if you support APAC. They have done some great work. Admittedly this not my favorite show. It is one joke that becomes tedious.Not APAC's fault
Don't see it if don't like silly musicals. Disappointing cast and direction from APAC.
See it if you want to see an excellent production of a show you already love -- or put off seeing 9 years ago.
Don't see it if you want to see a great deviation from the original replica productions.
See it if you like a great night of musical theatre that is honest and sweet and super hilarious, and you want to support local theatre companies!
Don't see it if you don't like to laugh. This show is hysterical!
See it if You love humor. This show is written so very well that you'll be near to cry-laughter the whole show. Even intermission.
Don't see it if You're a big fan of the original. Not all the performances were amazing. But it was wonderful.