The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Music and lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin, Conceived by Rebecca Feldman

APRIL 13 – MAY 23, 2010

Director Michael Shamata
Musical Director Bruce Kellett
Choreographer Laura Krewski
Set Designer Yvan Morisette
Costume Designer Erin Macklem
Lighting Designer Marsha Sibthorpe
Stage Manager Kim Charleen Smith

Starring Michael Blake, Jeremy Crittenden, Josh Epstein, Sara-Jeanne Hosie, Brian Linds, Alison MacDonald, Tracy Neff, Rosie Simon and Vincent Tong

2005 Tony Award (Best Book of a Musical)

"It’s Spelled W-O-N-D-E-R-F-U-L…go right out and buy tickets…it’s the best show in town" Wall Street Journal

"Can you spell irresistible?" New York Times

In this charming, clever and sweet-natured musical comedy, six precocious, quirky and neurotic children, in the throes of puberty, compete for the title of spelling bee champ. Overseen by grown-ups who barely escaped childhood themselves, these youngsters learn that winning isn’t everything, and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. The show’s Tony Award-winning creative team has fashioned the unlikeliest of hit musicals out of the unlikeliest of heroes: angst-ridden, overachieving outsiders, for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.

In association with the Arts Club Theatre (Vancouver)

250-385-6815 or Online Ticket Request
(Students – High School – 50% off / University & College – 25% off / discounts not valid on Fridays or Saturdays at 8 pm)

Performances & Prices
Tuesdays at 8 pm | $23
Wednesdays at 1 pm* | $28
Wednesdays at 8 pm | $33
Thursdays at 8 pm | $33
Fridays at 8 pm | $38
Saturdays at 4 pm | $33
Saturdays at 8 pm | $38
Sundays at 2 pm | $28

* Wednesday Matinees – April 21, 28

Special Event for Big Brothers Big Sisters Victoria
Proceeds from the Tuesday, May 4 performance of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will go to Big Brothers Big Sister of Victoria. Tickets are $25 (plus GST)and include a pre-show reception and the performance.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria is a non-profit organization that serves children and youth in the Victoria Capital Region.

At Big Brothers Big Sisters an adult "Big" is matched with a child or youth "Little" based on similar interests. Together they build a friendship based on respect and trust. The volunteers and young people in our programs experience the magic of everyday moments shared with a friend. Everyone needs someone to laugh with, to share a dream with, and to just hang out with. Friendships made through Big Brothers Big Sisters are the little things that mean the most.

It does not take special skills, money, or experience to be a Big Brother or Big Sister. It only takes a willingness to spend time with a child, to listen to them, and to be their friend and advocate. Time commitments vary depending on the program that best suits your needs.  Commitments start from as little as one hour per week for one school year in the In-School Mentoring Program, and they go up to three hours per week for one calendar year in our Community Programs. Many matches last longer than a year and the positive impact of mentorship lasts for a lifetime.