Spelling Bee

Book by
Rachel Sheinkin

Music and Lyrics by William Finn

Conceived by Rebecca Feldman

Additional Material by Jay Reiss

The 25th Annual Putnam County

February 3 – 19, 2012


Produced by Mark Ilardi and Jillian Kimberlin
Directed by Howard M. Whitmore
Music Directed by John Brzozowski
Choreographed by Melissa Kaban





This Tony-award winning musical, originally directed and
choreographed by Bob Fosse, features the young prince
Pippin who longs to discover the secret to happiness and
fulfillment. He seeks it in the glory of war,
the temptations of
the flesh and the
intrigues of politics
(after disposing
of his father King
Charlemagne). In the
end, he finds it in
the simple pleasures
of home and family.
This hip, tongue-in-cheek, anachronistic
fairy tale captivated Broadway audiences and continues to
appeal to the young at heart everywhere. The energetic popinfluenced
score by three-time Oscar®-winning composer/
lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Godspell,Wicked and the animated
Pocahontas) bursts with one show stopping number after
another, from soaring ballads to infectious dance numbers,
including the soul-driven opener Magic to Do (showing off
Fosse’s signature white gloves), the soaring Corner of the Sky,
the lovely ballad With You (indelicately presented in a brothel),
and the romping No Time at All.
All Main Stage shows


This hilarious musical comedy celebrates the mania of competition among the funniest, most lovable and, unquestionably, the most sardonically nerdy contestants ever to vie for the title of Spelling Bee Champion. Six wacky adolescent misfits strive to make a name for themselves, in spite of the challenges of puberty and the often misplaced encouragement of their offbeat families. To add to the craziness several audience members are selected to step up on stage, take a seat and enter the competition. As these quirky, high-achieving youngsters reveal their powers and their problems (to themselves and to us) it becomes clear that this witty and wise Broadway hit is as much about coming of age as it is about winning.

Reserved seating – $18 Adult, $16 Senior/Student
Fridays and Saturday at 8:00PM, Sundays at 2:00PM.
Reservations can be made via this web site under ‘Tickets’,
e-mail boxoffice@villagerstheatre.org or call 732-873-2710 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            732-873-2710      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs


Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

March  09- 14, 2013

By The Brothers Grimm

Produced by


Directed by  




Musical Direction by 



Choreographed by  

When the Wicked Queen asks the audience, “Don’t you think I’m beautiful?” and her magical Mirror (who must always tell the truth) replies, “Yes, Oh Repulsive and Ravishing Queen.” the tone is firmly set for this delightfully fanciful version of the well-known tale. All the other familiar characters are here, as well: the Dwarfs (all seven), the Huntsman, the Prince and, of course, Snow White. You may have heard it before, but this original retelling will put you under the spell (no poison apple ingestion required) of an enchantingly enjoyable theatrical experience.
General Admission – All tickets $10
Saturdays at 12NOON and 3:00PM, Sundays at 12NOON.
Reservations can be made via this web site under ‘Tickets’,
e-mail boxoffice@villagerstheatre.org or call 732-873-2710 
Group Rates available upon request.

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