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The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee
A Co-production with The MAC

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a musical comedy set in Putnam Valley Middle School. Six quirky adolescents compete in the Spelling Bee, run by three equally quirky grown-ups.

Music and lyrics by William Finn, a book by Rachel Sheinkin, conceived by Rebecca Feldman with additional material by Jay Reiss.

A Co-production with The MAC, Belfast


  • Ross Anderson-Doherty

  • Fiona Carty

  • Morgan Crowley

  • Adam Dougal

  • Terry Keeley

  • Colette Lennon

  • Gerard McCabe

  • Jolene O’Hara

  • Kat Reagan


  • Director: Lisa May

  • Choreographer: Jennifer Rooney

  • Musical Director: Matthew Reeve

  • Lighting Design: James McFetridge

  • Costume Design: Alice McCullough

  • Set Design: Stuart Marshall


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Bruiser Theatre Company have returned to The MAC with yet another spell-binding performance … Just plain fun from beginning to end and I highly recommend that you give it a go! Laura Caldwell, Pastie Bap
It’s unashamedly feel good, a little schmaltzy, very funny, and at the end of a busy Thursday it made me smile from beginning to end. Alan Meban, Alan in Belfast