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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

August 12 - 31

"North Shore Music Theatre's production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" is a delightful surprise." - The Boston Globe

Developed in the Berkshires and a long-running hit on Broadway, this Tony® Award-winning musical comedy follows six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser. This tuneful, offbeat and at times heartwarming show offers audience members the opportunity (strictly voluntary) to become part of the action as on-stage spellers. So get out your dictionaries, and get ready for an evening filled with humor and heart.

DO YOU WANT TO BE A GUEST SPELLER? Get to the show early and look for the NSMT staff in the lobby wearing red shirts to sign up for your chance to be one of the 4 guest spellers who join in the on-stage fun for each performance. Sign up starts one hour before the show, people can sign up anytime up until 20 minutes before the start of the show. The winning participants are announced 15 minutes before the start of the show.

Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Can you spell SAVINGS? As a non-profit organization dedicated to making theater accessible during this difficult economy, special ticket prices of $35 to $30 will be offered on Tuesday or Wednesday evening performances (this special offer is limited to availability and not valid with other offers).

Book by Rachel Sheinkin.
Music & Lyrics by William Finn.
A co-production with Barrington Stage Company.

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Meet the Theater

 August 19 & 30 (2pm)

Spotlight on History

August 24

Kids Club

 August 24

Out at the North Shore

August 28

AUGUST                    12  7:30pm 13  2 & 7:30pm 14  7:30pm 15  8pm 16  2 & 8pm
17   2pm   19  7:30pm 20  2 & 7:30pm 21  7:30pm 22  8pm 23  2 & 8pm
24   2pm   26  7:30pm 27  2 & 7:30pm 28  7:30pm 29  8pm 30  2 & 8pm
31   2pm            
Please note: Shows, dates and performers are subject to change without notice.
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