Prince William Little Theatre Presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

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Provided by Prince William Little Theatre

Prince William Little Theatre presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, at Hylton Performing Arts Center from March 10 to 19, 2023! The show is sponsored by The Kitchen Guru. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny, and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter: one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

A crazy ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a fast-paced crowd pleaser and an instant theatre patron favorite.

Filled with fun music, outrageous dancing and sweet story, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will leave audiences in stitches. The cast is composed of amazing adult actors playing children and adults, making this a perfect choice for a memorable outing at the theatre.

Prince William Little Theatre’s production is directed by Melanie McGuin, produced by Becky Gould-Levine and Melanie McCleerey, vocal and music directed by Ahryel Tinker, choreographed by Meghan Bentley, and stage managed by Katie Morris.

Performances are in the Gregory Family Theater at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on the George Mason University campus at 10960 George Mason Circle in Manassas for TWO WEEKENDS ONLY on the following dates and times:

  • March 10, 2023 at 8:00PM,
  • March 11, 2023 at 2:00PM,
  • March 11, 2023 at 8:00PM,
  • March 12, 2023 at 2:00PM,
  • March 17, 2023 at 8:00PM,
  • March 18, 2023 at 2:00PM,
  • March 18, 2023 at 8:00PM, and
  • March 19, 2023 at 2:00PM

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for Seniors/Students/Active Military and $15 for Children 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door or can be purchased at (additional fees may apply to online purchases).

* Due to some references to puberty, parental guidance is recommended for this show.


Prince William Little Theatre (PWLT) is an award-winning community theater organization based in Manassas, Virginia, Prince William County. Providing quality local community theater since 1984, we are a volunteer non-profit organization partly funded by grants from the Prince William County Park Authority, the City of Manassas, and private contributions. We provide quality community theater productions (musicals, plays, drama, comedy, and one-act performances) several times a year as well as fundraisers. Beginning in 2010, PWLT began performing at the Gregory Family Theater in the Hylton Performing Arts Center at the George Mason University Campus in Manassas, Virginia.

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