The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Stage 284 is excited to bring The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee to our space this summer!

This production has a Youth and Adult cast as well as an understudy performance so make sure to take a good look at the schedule. This show is rated PG-13 due to mature content. Some language and subject matter might not be appropriate for all ages. Before you book, please take a look at our cast list to ensure you are seeing the correct performance: Spelling Bee Cast Lists

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 effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to 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.

A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a fast-paced crowd pleaser and an instant theatre patron favorite.”

Show Dates:

Adult Show Dates & Times:

July 8th @ 7:30PM
July 9th @ 2PM & 7:30PM
July 10th @ 2PM
July 15th @ 7:30PM
July 16th @ 7:30PM

Youth Show Dates & Times:

July 16th @ 2PM
July 17th @ 2PM
July 22nd @ 7:30PM
July 23rd @ 2PM UNDERSTUDY PERFORMANCE
July 23rd @ 7:30PM
July 24th @ 2PM

Here is a link to our cast list: Spelling Bee Cast Lists

Thank You to Our Show Sponsors

Comparato Family
Daniels Family
Institution for Savings
Lemons-Littlehale Family
Mass Cultural Council*

* This program is supported in part by a grant from the Hamilton-Wenham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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Stage 284's Youth Company Presents: Mary Poppins Jr., a Workshop Performance!

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it."

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins JR. is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs and breathtaking dance numbers. This show is a perfect fun for the whole family!

Performances are July 28th, 29th, and 30th @ 7PM and July 30th @ 2PM. 

This is a workshop performance produced in 3 weeks by our Youth Company participants and staff. We are excited to share it with you! 

Thank You to Our Show Sponsors
Comparato Family
Daniels Family
Institution for Savings
Lemons-Littlehale Family
Mass Cultural Council*

* This program is supported in part by a grant from the Hamilton-Wenham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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Premium (Rows A and C): $35
General (all other seats): $25


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The Community House offers accessible parking, with ramp access to the main entrance. Wheelchair-accessible seating is available. Additional information is available during seat selection. 

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