The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
by Sam Bass Community Theatre

May. 12 - Jun. 03
Thursdays-Sundays

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience. An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of [potentially made-up] words hoping to never hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.  A riotous ride complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is delightful den of comedic genius.

Directed by Eric Nelson. Stage Manager is Anika Leven.

Winner! 2005 Tony for Best Book

Winner! 2005 Drama Desk Awards for Best Book

Sam Bass Theatre is excited to present our spring musical THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE as part of our 2016/2017 Main Stage Season. This production of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE will be directed by Eric Nelson who currently serves  as Sam Bass Theatre’s Technical Director and has been a part of Sam Bass Theatre for many years now, directing many of our various productions including God’s Favorite,  Nunsense the Musical, and The Boys Next Door for which Mr. Nelson was nominated for the Central Texas Excellence In Theatre Awards for Best Direction of a Play.  Mr. Nelson has been involved in every aspect of running Sam Bass Theatre for the past 5 years, doing everything from landscaping, to running the box office, as well as serving on the board in various capacities of the organization. When asked about why Mr. Nelson took on this particular show he said “This show is just plain old fashioned fun! Every song is full of energy and in the end there is a beautiful story that will touch your heart.”

Eric Nelson is excited about his all star cast  saying “This cast is fantastic, every single actor is so talented it is breathtaking!”  This show is filled with incredible songs and hilarious moments reminding us of the turmoil and struggles every adult has survived through adolescence. 

 

(via Katie Elizabeth Brown)

 

The Show Stars

Robyn Conner (The Crucible)

Brett Weaver (God’s Favorite, The Boys Next Door)

Ralphie Del La Cruz

Erik Freisinger

Shelby Schistler

Chantel Getz

Justin Getz

Emily Vilareal

and 

Jason Cosby

 

Director:  Eric Nelson

Assistant Director: Katie Brown

Set design:  Debra and Jim Mischel

Lighting design: Eric Nelson

Costume design: Olin Meadows

 

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE  is directed by ERIC NELSON  and KATIE BROWN as Assistant Director with Musical Direction by JASON COSBY. The production features Scenic Designs by DEBRA MISCHEL With OLIN MEADOWS  as Costume Designer. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

 Recommendation: This show is rated PG13 for some adult language and mature themes

Run Time: Approximately two hours including one intermission

 Special events in celebration of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, include:

  • OPENING NIGHT Performance and After Party - WITH CHAMPAGNE TOAST AND BUFFET FRIDAY MAY 12, 2016

  • Press Night: THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2016. Please RSVP to ARTISTICDIRECTOR@SAMBASSTHEATRE.ORG

  • PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES (SPECIAL HAPPY HOUR EVENTS) DATES TBA


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin
Sam Bass Community Theatre

Thursdays-Sundays,
May 12 - June 03, 2017
Sam Bass Community Theatre
600 North Lee Street
Round Rock, TX, 78664

 May 12-June 3, 2017  Thursday –Saturdays 8:00pm Sundays 2:00pm

WHERE: Sam Bass Theatre, 600 N. Lee St. Round Rock, TX 78681

WEB: www.SamBassTheatre.org

TICKETS:   

Regular

$20.00

Student/Senior/Educator/Military

$15.00

Opening Night and Champagne After Party

$25.00

Thursday Special (All Tickets)

$13.00

    

BOX OFFICE: SamBassTheatre.org