The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Music & Lyrics by William Finn; Book by Rachel Sheinkin

Directed by Patrick Fernan, musical director: Michael Brunner; choreography by Katrina Williams-Brunner

Six young people in the the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show's Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.

(Description from MTI)

Produced by Stoughton Village Players at Stoughton Village Players Theater, 255 E Main St, Stoughton

Performances: October 7-16, 2010

Performance Times:

10/7 to 10/9 (Th Fr Sa) at 7:30
10/10 (Su) at 4:00
10/14 to 10/16 (Th Fr Sa) at 7:30

Ticket Prices: $15 except for Thursday nights and Sunday afternoon which are $12

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Stoughton Village Players (SVP) will be having auditions for the hit musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on Sunday, August 1st from 2-5PM. The auditions will be at the SVP theater, 225 E. Main St. in Stoughton.

Those auditioning are asked to prepare 32 bars of an uptempo, contemporary song, preferably comedic, that shows off vocal range and acting ability. Bring marked music -- an accompanist will be provided.

To set an audition time (and/or if you have additional questions) please email the director at

Show dates will be October 7-10 and 14-16, 2010

Auditions are open to those 18 and over. Primary roles are available for four men and four women and smaller roles will be available for two men and one-two women.

If necessary, callbacks are planned for the evening of Tuesday, August 3rd.