The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional material by Jay Reiss

Originally directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Originally produced on Broadway by David Stone, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo, Barrington Stage Company, Second Stage Theatre

Winner of the Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award for Best Book of a Musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences with its effortless wit and humour. An eclectic group of six "tweenagers" vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime.

Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching story and a truly fresh and vibrant score, these kids spell their way through the competition hoping to never hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the dreaded bell. At least the losers get a juice box. Be sure to brush up on your spelling before you go!

February 4-20, 2016

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by David French

What is home? What is country? Experience the unexpected joys and conflicts of a transplanted Newfoundland family living in Toronto on the eve of Newfoundland entering Confederation, April 1, 1949. The Mercer family, friends, boarders and neighbours face their changing world with jealousy, grief, sadness, good humour and much love.

March 4-19, 2016

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The Maltese Bodkin

by David Belke

Take one part Dashiell Hammett and one part the Bard of Avon, stir and pour onto the mean streets of London in 1605 and you have a classic cocktail of mayhem and mirth. Follow the adventures of hard-boiled detective Birnham Wood as he investigates his partner's murder and searches for the elusive Maltese Bodkin. By the writer who brought us The Reluctant Resurrection of Sherlock Holmes, this play was originally produced at the 1991 Edmonton Fringe Festival.

March 31 - April 16, 2016

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Damn Yankees

Words and Music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop

Based on the novel by Douglass Wallop "The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant"

Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd trades his soul to the Devil for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory against the New York Yankees. Transformed into the young baseball sensation Joe Hardy, he turns the hapless Washington Senators around, only to realize the true worth of the life he's left behind.

Light, fast-paced and devilishly clever, Damn Yankees is a home-run hit featuring an irreverent sense of humour that is musical comedy at its best. Winner of 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Damn Yankees thrills with songs such as "Heart", "Shoeless Joe from Hannibal, MO", "Those Were the Good Old Days", and "Whatever Lola Wants."

April 28 - May 14, 2016

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Calendar Girls

by Tim Firth

In this delightful comedy, the fund-raising effort of the Women's Institute for a local hospital becomes a media sensation when the women create a nude calendar. Enjoy the hilarity and drama that ensues for these resourceful women as the calendar "goes viral"! Based on a true story and adapted from the Golden Globe Award winning film.

May 27 - June 11, 2016

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The White Sheep Of The Family

by L. du Garde Peach & Ian Hay

It is every parent's worst nightmare come true. The son and heir to the family business of the Winters of Hampstead has turned his back on tradition. He wants to abandon a time-honoured career passed down through many generations - a career in larceny - all because he has fallen in love with a beautiful young woman! Perhaps crime does not pay, but this felonious family will certainly provide hours of priceless entertainment, though not exactly in the tradition of the great English dramas!

June 23 - July 9, 2016

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