FHYT Presents "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"
?The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee? is spelled W-O-N-D-E-R-F-U-L and follows six awkward adolescents through their daunting and hilarious championship quest. As they navigate the tournament?s pressures, the eccentric coterie find a new sense of belonging.?Along the way, they learn that there is more to life than winning a trophy.
The musical was based upon C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E, an original improvisational play created by Rebecca Feldman and performed by The Farm, a New-York-based improvisational comedy troupe. Sarah Saltzberg, Wendy Wasserstein's weekend nanny, was in the original production, and Wasserstein recommended that William Finn see the show. Finn brought Rachel Sheinkin on board, and they worked together with Feldman to transform "C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E" into a scripted full-length musical.
Be a part of the show! An unusual aspect of this show is that four audience members are invited on stage to compete in the spelling bee alongside the six young characters. During the 2005 Tony Awards, former Presidential candidate Al Sharpton competed.
?The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee? will play Feb. 15-Mar. 3, 2019.?Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00pm; Sundays at 2pm. All tickets are $12.00. Performances are at Fountain Hills Theater on its Youth Stage at 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd. (The Corner of Saguaro and Rand). Tickets are available online at www.fhtaz.org or through the Theater Box Office at (480) 837-9661 x3. Box Office Hours are 12:00pm-5:00pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays.