Two more weekends only
Two more weekends only
Cottage Theatre News
February 4, 2016
Spelling Bee opens to rave reviews
Opening weekend audiences and critics loved The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee!
"Tracy Nygard as Rona Lisa Perretti, the bee’s overseer, is the perfect blend of maternal champion and administrative battle-axe." Eugene Weekly
"It was [Ward] Fairbairn's [Vice Principal Douglas Panch] eloquent, pedantic, and sarcastic responses . . . that really put the audience in an uproarious laughter." Cottage Grove Sentinel
"Janet Whitlow’s set is fabulous, transforming the theater into a believably institutional 'cafetorium.'" Eugene Weekly
Continues for TWO MORE WEEKENDS ONLY. Don't miss it!
A riotous ride complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius. Winner of the 2005 Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, Spelling Bee has captivated audiences across the country with its unforgettable humor. An eclectic group of six awkward adolescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens (portrayed by adult actors) spell their way through a series of words hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Oh well, at least the losers get a juice box!
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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

A hilarious musical romp through middle school

Music & Lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin, Conceived by Rebecca Feldman

Directed by Mark VanBeever

February 4, 5, 6, 7*, 11, 12, 13, 14*
8:00 pm Thursday/Friday/Saturday, *2:30 pm Sunday matinees
Best ticket availability is for the Thursday shows TONIGHT 2/4 and 2/11
The running time of this show is approximately 2 hours, including one fifteen-minute intermission.
Warning: show contains frank (but funny) puberty moment.
Buy Tickets    541-942-8001    Box Office: Wednesday - Friday, 10 am to 2 pm
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