For the Christmas Party Season from November 30 to December 16 GPLT presents a musical that has won 9 awards including 2 Tony Awards, 3 Drama Desk Awards, 2 Theatre World Awards, and 1 Lucille Lortel Award. It was nominated for 10 other awards.

Directed by Tenille Harper Millsap, GPLT is pleased to entertain you with the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Music and Lyrics by Book by William Finn & Rachel Sheinkin. Conceived by Rebecca Feldman.

A riotous ride, complete with audience participation!  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius.

A tasty Christmas Party supper is available at 6 pm before all of the 9 evening performances.

Originally written for an adult audience, GPLT has decided to offer two different versions.

“FAMILY at the BEE” is a family friendly version on November 30, December 8 and a special family matinee at 2:30 pm on December 10

“ADULTS at the BEE” is a racy more adult version and will titillate you for 7 performances, December 1, 2, 7, 9, 14, 15, 16.

Six awkward spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn’t everything. An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents (played by adult actors) vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.