Spelling Bee

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Book by
Rachel Sheinkin

Music and Lyrics by William Finn

Conceived by Rebecca Feldman

Additional Material by Jay Reiss

The 25th Annual Putnam County
SPELLING BEE

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.com or call 732-873-2710 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            732-873-2710      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.
Group Rates available upon request.  DISCOUNTS WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED ONLINE, YOU MUST GO DIRECTLY THROUGH THE BOX OFFICE

 Cast
Crew
Producer
Director
Howard Whitmore
Musical Director
Choreographer
Production Advisor
Stage Manager
Costumer
Set Designer
Scenic Artist
Lighting Designer
Sound Designer
Properties
Light Operator
Sound Operator
Stage Crew

 

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