November 8-17 at CTC:

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

music/lyrics by William Finn
book by Rachel Sheinkin
conceived by Rebecca Feldman
directed by Mera Kathryn Corlett
music direction by John Austin Clark


In this exciting and fun musical, an odd assortment of spelling champions learns that winning – and losing – isn’t everything. The tween characters spell their way through a series of words while candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their lives, awkwardness and all.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee was 2005 Tony winner for Best Musical Book. Be prepared for riotous laughs and audience participation as CTC stages its first musical in several years with outstanding talent working with two professionals with considerable musical experience between them: Mera Kathryn Corlett and John Austin Clark.

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November 8 @ 7:30pm
November 9 @ 7:30pm
November 10 @ 2:00pm and 7:30pm
November 15 @ 7:30pm
November 16 @ 7:30pm
November 17 @ 2:00pm and 7:30pm

Performed at Commonwealth Theatre Center
on the Nancy Niles Sexton Stage
1123 Payne Street, Louisville, KY 40204

Ticket prices are the same online or in person at the door. Evening shows are $15 adult and $10 student/senior. Saturday matinees are $10 adult and $8 student/senior. House opens 30 minutes before curtain and seating is general admission. Parking is on-street (parallel, no meters) or in the lot at the rear of the theatre.