The New Zealand Post Season of

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

By William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin

6 NOV - 29 NOV 2008 — Musical



Auckland Theatre Company


Sky City Theatre






Starring Jackie Clarke as the glamorous Spelling Bee Host Rona Peretti, this runaway hit musical is chock-full of overachiever's angst, bizarre and multi-syllabic words, romance and cliff hanging suspense!

The tension is palpable, the excitement is mounting and the heady scent of competition is in the air as six deliciously geeky, philologically industrious twelve-year-olds from across the county take part in what is undoubtedly one of the greatest events of their lives - THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE.

"Can you spell i-r-r-e-s-i-s-t-i-b-l-e? A riotously funny and entirely adorable new musical"
New York Times

"Warm and fuzzy may be totally unfashionable, but this little Broadway musical about spelling is g-o-l-u-p-t-i-o-u-s (delicious…) …a hilarious evening of entertainment"
The Melbourne Age

"How do you spell H-I-T? Spelling Bee is a winner"
Associated Press