"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

Alcazar Theatre

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  • $25 for one ticket for rear circle seating (up to $53 value)
  • $33 for one ticket for front circle seating (up to $68 value)
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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee centers on six adolescent overachievers, each mired in their own unique form of pubescent angst as they embark on a comic quest to win a spelling competition. The affable outcasts battle batty judges, frustrating pronouncers, and unhelpful usage-in-a-sentence examples—but the trials and travails of the bee pale in comparison to the struggles with divorce, deep-seated fears, and other real-life struggles. During each performance, four volunteer audience members hop on stage to compete in the bee along with the characters, creating the most fun crowd-participation opportunity since Laurence Olivier’s infamous stage dives.

Writer Rachel Sheinkin won a Tony for her story of Chip Tolentino, Leaf Coneybear, William Barfee, Marcy Park, Olive Ostrovsky, and the unfairly advantaged Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere. Composer William Finn’s quirky, wistful score won a Tony of its own.

The Fine Print


Expiration varies. Limit 8/person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem on day of show for a ticket at the venue box office. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together. Discount reflects merchant's current ticket prices, which may change. ADA seating cannot be guaranteed; contact box office prior to purchase for availability. Ticket value includes all fees. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Bay Area Musicals


Before August of 2014, there was only one thing missing from San Francisco's bustling theatre scene: a professional musical company. Enter Bay Area Musicals, the new organization built by theatre veterans to celebrate the rich world of musicals. Each season, the company presents both classic and new works that may include Tony-winning pieces and world premieres. At the heart of the organization: a dedication to diversity, creativity, innovation, variety, and professionalism, key components that allow BAM, its actors, and its works to shine.

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