The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

By Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss

Directed by Duane Draper

Six young people in 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.

Produced by Oregon Straw Hat Players at Brooklyn Community Center, 102 N. Rutland Ave, Brooklyn, WI 53521

Performances: April 12-19, 2014

Performance Times: April 12, 2014, 8 pm
April 13, 2014, 2 pm
April 17, 2014, 8 pm
April 18, 2014, 8 pm
April 19, 2014, 2 pm & 8 pm

Ticket Prices: $17 for adults and $15 for youth and seniors (though high school and 65 and over)

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Auditions begin January 26, 2014. Please check the OSHP Web site at for full audition details.