Rice Theatre's Spring 2022 Production

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
February 25-26 at 8:00pm &
March 3-5 at 8:00pm
Hamman Hall Auditorium

Music & Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Directed by Emily N. Wells
Music Director: Rolethial McKelvey

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a heartfelt musical comedy that follows six adolescents in the throes of puberty, who are overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves. As they sing their stories, they utilize unique spelling techniques and learn that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. At each performance, four audience volunteers are selected to participate in the Bee, making each performance unique. 

For ticket information call: 713-348-4005 or email: hamman@rice.edu

Students: FREE
General Admission $10

  • Directed By: Emily N. Wells
  • Costume Designer: Heather Breikjern
  • Set Designer: Mark Krouskop
  • Lighting Designer: 
  • Image Credit: Mark Krouskop

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee