The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – April 2012
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman with Music and Lyrics by William Finn • Directed by Gary C. Hopper
A hilarious tale of six geeky adolescent overachievers vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime, this Tony Award winning musical was both tender and quirky. Directed by retired Theatre VCU faculty member and a favorite of Richmond audiences, Gary C. Hopper, Spelling Bee featured a wide range of misfits varying from a liberal young girl who has gay parents, 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 was invited on stage to participate in the Bee. This fast-paced adorable show a most enjoyable way to wrap up our season!
Watch the cast of The Twenty-Fifth Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee perform on Virginia This Morning