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Production Ensemble 2017: THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Start Date: 11/10/2017Start Time: 8:00 PM
End Date: 11/10/2017End Time: 10:00 PM
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Event Description:

“Can I have a definition please?” The swirl of vocabulary words. The thumping of the heart. The glare of the audience. And at stake…the chance of a lifetime. A group of adolescent kids vie for the title of spelling bee Champion in a hilarious, heart-warming snapshot of the terrors and pleasures of growing up. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves. At least the losers get a juice box.

In this exciting new collaboration, Swarthmore Departments of Theatre and Music & Dance come together to produce the Broadway musical hit THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, with Music & Lyrics by William Finn and Book by Rachel Sheinkin.

Directed by Alex Torra with Set Design by Matt Saunders, Costume Design by Laila Swanson, Lighting Design by James P. Murphy, and Sound Design by Liz Atkinson. Musical Direction by Shira Samuels-Shragg, Choreography by Dann Dunn, and Vocal Coaching by Rachel Camp.

LPAC Pearson-Hall Theater
Nov 10 @ 8PM
Nov 11 @ 2PM, 8PM
Nov 12 @ 2PM

Originally conceived by Rebecca Feldman with additional material by Jay Reiss and originally directed on Broadway by James Lapine. Originally produced on Broadway by David Stone, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo at Barrington Stage Company, Second Stage Theatre. Licensing courtesy of Music Theatre International.

Location Information:
*Swarthmore College - Lang Performing Arts Center
Room: LPAC Pearson-Hall Theatre
Contact Information:
Name: Theater Department Events
Phone: x8260
Spelling Bee poster
Event Sponsors
Depts. of Theater and Music & Dance
Open To
The Public
Additional Information
Seating is first come, first served. No reservations required.

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