Description: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a Tony Award winning Broadway musical that tells the story of an eclectic group of six tweens hoping to win the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, they spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words. A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, this bee is one unforgettable experience. Note: Some aspects of this show will be modified for youth performers.

Ages: 13-17

Dates: February 14 – June 11. Meets twice per week on Tuesdays/Thursdays, plus one Saturday rehearsal (see full schedule below)
Note: Rehearsals are canceled during spring break (April 3-7).
Auditions: February 10 from 5:30-7:30 PM and February 11 from 12:00-3:00 PM
(Note: students should plan to come to both audition dates)

Weekly rehearsals: Tue/Thurs from 7:00-8:30 PM

Saturday rehearsal: April 30 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM


  • Tech Week: May 29 – June 1, Mon-Thurs daily from 5:00-9:00 PM
  • Performances at New Prospect Theatre: June 2 and 3 at 7:00 PM, June 3 and 4 at 2:00 PM


  • Tech Week: June 5-8, Mon-Thurs daily from 5:00-9:00 PM
  • Performances at BAAY Theatre: June 9 and 10 at 7:00 PM, June 10 and 11 at 2:00 PM

Format: In person, following public health guidelines.

Director: Erin Smith
Musical Director: Dylan Cisneros

Tuition: $495
Tuition assistance available by request at this link. 

NOTE: Registration for this program is now closed.