production photos courtesy of Rene Atchison, Kevin Sebastian, Mary Iannelli, Elisabeth Lynch, and Helena Mezzo
coming TO Maplewood's Burgdorff cENTER, October 11 - 28, 2018:
Book by Rachel Sheinkin, music by William Finn.
Directed by Greg Scalera
10 Durand Road, Maplewood, NJ
A hilariously hip musical comedy complete with audience participation
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has been hailed as a work of comedic genius. Adult actors play an eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens – and some volunteers from the audience -- spell their way through a series of (possibly made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing "ding" of the bell that signals a mistake.
The production is made possible by pooling resources of two companies: Bullet Theatre Collaborative and The Theater Project.
Meanwhile, in Cranford:
OPENING NIGHTS IN THE AFTERNOON