Following on from the success of Dear Edwina, Cabaret Theatre Company’s 2014 show the group are returning to the Brewhouse Arts Centre with one of the quirkiest shows around – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
This Tony Award winning musical features a catchy score by William Finn and a sweet, yet funny book by Rachel Sheinkin.
The show follows the journey of some of the most intelligent, if eccentric, young spellers Putnam has even seen. With some wonderful musical numbers each speller reveals their hopes and struggles as they make their way through the competition.
The 2005 production on Broadway, directed by James Lapine and produced by David Stone, James L Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo, Barrington Stage Company and Second Stage Theater, was a box office success that earned good reviews and was nominated for six Tony Awards – winning two, including Best Book.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee causes audiences to fall in love, both with the show itself and its young spellers.
Sally Everson, the principal of the Cabaret Theatre Company, and the show’s producer, says: “Not many people have even heard of this show, but it’s a wonderful musical and it’s been great fun to work on.
“We have a very talented young cast and I hope audiences will come along and discover for themselves how good it is!”
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is on at Burton’s Brewhouse Arts Centre on Saturday, November 21, with performances at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.
Tickets, costing £10 for adults and £5 for children are available from the Brewhouse bo offtce on 01283 508100.