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Check out The Playhouse at Museum Village production of 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'


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  • The Playhouse at Museum Village opens its 19th season with the award-winning musical, þÄúThe 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,þÄù beginning Sept. 12. Pictured here, from left to right, the cast members are Robin Meade, William Schwartz, Kaitlin Blumberg, Gerald Weiss, Devin Cassidy and Brian Evans.



MONROE — The Playhouse at Museum Village opens its 19th season Sept. 12 with the Tony Award-winning musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”

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 charm and humor.

According to a press release from The Playhouse, "An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents (played by adults) vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words hoping to never hear the soul crushing, pout inducing, life un-affirming 'ding' of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

The show does contain some adult humor and is recommended for patrons 12 years of age and over.

Music and lyrics are by William Finn with book by Rachel Sheinkin. The production is directed and choreographed by Terri Weiss with musical direction by Brian Flint.

Essential information
Evening performances are scheduled for Sept. 12, 13, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27 at 8 p.m.

Matinee performances are at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, and Sundays, Sept. 21, and 28.

All performances are at The Playhouse at Museum Village, Route 17M, in Monroe.

Tickets to individual performances are $22 each, which includes dessert at intermission consisting of apple pie, ice cream, cheese, iced tea and coffee.

Group rates are available and reservations are suggested.

For more information, call the Box Office at 845-294-9465 or visit ctmwp.org.

Creative Theatre-Muddy Water Players, Inc. is an incorporated, non-profit organization that has been performing in the mid-Hudson since 1978.


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