About the Show

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.

Play Credits

Music & Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Materials by Jay Reiss

Our Team

Producer: Julie Underhill
Director: Bob Buckley
Music Director: Edwina Douglas
Stage Manager:  Julie Butler
Set Designer:  Cate Tildon
Sound Technician:  Eric Tulp


Georgian Theatre

Georgian Theatre
1 Georgian Drive
Barrie,  ON L4M 3X9

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