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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss
Directed by Jeffery Lesniak
Choreographed by Rikki Howie Lacewell
Produced by Jenna Jones Paradis

Winner of both Tony and Drama Desk awards, this musical features an eclectic ensemble of tween characters who vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and heartfelt angst, these adolescents spell their way through a series of esoteric words in a quest to avoid the soul-crushing, pout-inducing "ding" of the bell which signals a mistake and necessitates a quick exit from the competition. With it's fast-paced and wildly funny, yet poignant, script and a truly fresh score, this bee is a riotous ride complete with audience participation.

With: Jim Adams, John Carter, Shane Conrad, Todd Hines, Christa Kronser, Marie Nearing, Pamela Northrup, Rachel Pino-Elliott, and Joey Rolandelli

March 3, 4 SOLD OUT, 10, 11 SOLD OUT, 17, 18, 24, 25 at 8PM
March 12, 19 at 2PM

Ticket prices: $25 General Admission, $22 Students/Seniors/Military, $14 Youth (12 and under with adult)
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Review from DC Metro Theater Arts
Review from Greenbelt News Review

Meet the Cast: from DC Metro Theater Arts: director Jeffery Lesniak
Meet the Cast: from DC Metro Theater Arts: Pamela Northrup and Jim Adams
Meet the Cast: from DC Metro Theater Arts: Rachel Pino-Elliott and John Carter

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"Polyester Bride Photography Redux", photographs by Angela Beth Greenberg, through March 25.


We're thrilled to announce the productions that will comprise our 2017-2018 season! Four non-musicals and two musicals! Family friendly to campy sci-fi! 19th century to the future! Plan now to come out to GAC for all of these entertaining shows.
  • Beau Jest - directed by Norma Ozur - October 20 thru November 11
  • The Wizard of Oz - directed by Jon Gardner - November 24 thru December 17
  • Almost, Maine - executive directed by Bob Kleinberg - January 26 thru February 17
  • Angel Street - directed by Pauline Griller-Mitchell - March 2 thru March 24
  • Baskerville - directed by Ann Lowe - April 13 thru May 5
  • Return to the Forbidden Planet - directed by Jeffery Lesniak - May 18 thru June 9


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All shows start at 8pm unless otherwise stated. For reservations or more information call 301-441-8770.
Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt MD 20770
Greenbelt Arts Center is a 100-seat blackbox theater, with plenty of free on-site parking.
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