HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN A SPELLING BEE?   4 comments

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMB1x6KQGIA

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is a one act musical comedy with music and lyrics by William Finn and a book by Rachel Sheinkin that opened on Broadway in 2005. It was nominated for 6 Tony Awards winning 2, 3 Drama Desk Awards and won 7 awards when it originally played off-Broadway.

It is a simple story of 6 middle school kids vying to be the champion of the spelling bee, all with different backgrounds and anxieties, 3 adults, Jesus Christ (yes, you read that right) and 3-4 audience members who are called up to compete and many of the cast playing various roles.

There are two versions: one an adult only for people 16 and over which is called Adult Night At The Bee and basically “R” rated.

Would you be able to spell capybara? Acouchi? Titup? Syzygy? Weltanschauung? Palaestra? Do you know what they mean? Can you use them in a sentence?

There are over 20 songs dealing with all kinds of teenage subjects such as sex, sexual, mental and physical abuse, love, competition, being told you are dumb, etc.

I will be seeing it tonight so look for my review.

I Love You song

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Posted February 28, 2015 by greatmartin in ENTERTAINMENT, MUSICAL THEATRE

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4 responses to “HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN A SPELLING BEE?

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  1. Spelling B’s were not optional when I was in school so yes, I’ve been in them. In spelling knowing the origin of a word is more helpful than knowing the definition of it because different origins indicate different spelling tricks/rules.. and you don’t need to be able to use it in a sentence at all. I don’t think I’d be interested in a movie about spelling B’s though.

  2. I saw it a found it quite entertaining…..Its a ‘bit of fun’

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