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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman with Music and Lyrics by William Finn | Directed by Gary C. Hopper
April 6, 2012 (Opening Night) | 7:30 pm
April 7, 2012 | 7:30 pm
April 8, 2012 | Easter Sunday – no matinee
April 12-14, 2012 | 7:30 pm
April 15, 2012 | 3:00 pm
April 17, 18 | 10 am (High school matinees)
April 19-21, 2012 | 7:30 pm
April 22, 2012 | 3:00 pm
A hilarious tale of six geeky adolescent overachievers vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime, this Tony Award winning musical is both tender and quirky. Directed by longtime retired Theatre VCU faculty member and a favorite of Richmond audiences, Gary C. Hopper, Spelling Bee features a wide range of misfits varying from a liberal young girl who has gay dads, a slightly obnoxious speller who uses his “Magic Foot” to spell out the words, and a girl whose parents never seem to notice her. At every performance 4 audience members will be invited on stage to participate in the Bee—you, perhaps? This fast-paced adorable show is smart, clever, fun, and a most enjoyable way to wrap up our season!