Tracy and I saw the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee last night. For the uninitiated, it is a musical set around a spelling bee. Although it sounds like a stretch, I haven’t seen a musical I enjoyed as much since Urinetown. And like Urinetown, the Putnam Bee was part social commentary, part silly musical, but mostly just hilarious. An added bonus are the “guest spellers”, audience members asked to participate in spelling, who can really add something to the show as the volunteers did last night. If you get a chance to see it, you’ll definitely be entertained.
Rating: 9 (out of 10)