25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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McLean Community Players’ present “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”
July 14- July 31.

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. It features a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn.

Director Kevin McCormack says, “One of the biggest strengths of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is its eclectic mix of quirky characters.  Both the “kids” participating in the bee and the adults in charge of running it have eccentricities that come to seem endearing, as well as hilarious, as the audience comes to care about the characters. The adult actors in the kids’ roles must make them believable, and our cast is more than up to the challenge…”

Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm and Sunday matinees at 2pm.  Tickets are $23-$25 and are available at www.McLeanPlayers.org, through Brown Paper Tickets (1-800-838-3006), and at the door. Group rates are available. Performances will be in the Community Building Ballroom of Vinson Hall Retirement Community at 1735 Kirby Road, McLean, VA 22101.  See MCP’s website for a map and parking information.