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Director Interview: Peter Flynn, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"
March 14-May 17, 2014
music and lyrics by William Finn; book by Rachel Sheinkin; conceived by Rebecca Feldman; additional material by Jay Reiss; music direction by Christopher Youstra; choreographed by Michael Bobbitt; directed by Peter Flynn

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"follows six awkward adolescents through their daunting and hilarious championship quest. As they navigate the tournament's pressures, the eccentric coterie finds a new sense of belonging. Along the way, they learn that there is more to life than winning a trophy. This charming coming-of-age tale also invites four volunteers from the audience to participate in each performance, ensuring new and unexpected comedy every night. Peter Flynn ("1776") returns to direct this heartwarmingly quirky Tony-winning musical comedy.
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"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"
March 14-May 17, 2014
music and lyrics by William Finn; book by Rachel Sheinkin; conceived by Rebecca Feldman; additional material by Jay Reiss; music direction by Christopher Youstra; choreographed by Michael Bobbitt; directed by Peter Flynn

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"follows six awkward adolescents through their daunting and hilarious championship quest. As they navigate the tournament's pressures, the eccentric coterie finds a new sense of belonging. Along the way, they learn that there is more to life than winning a trophy. This charming coming-of-age tale also invites four volunteers from the audience to participate in each performance, ensuring new and unexpected comedy every night. Peter Flynn ("1776") returns to direct this heartwarmingly quirky Tony-winning musical comedy. Show less

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