25th Annual Putnam County Spelling BeeEdit

Stage Musical (2004)

Music and lyrics: William Finn, Book: Rachel Sheinkin.


Comedy inspired by the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Real audience members invited on stage to participate.

Musical NumbersEdit

  1. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  2. Spelling Rules/My Favorite Moment of the Bee
  3. My Friend, the Dictionary
  4. First Goodbye
  5. Pandemonium
  6. I'm Not That Smart
  7. Second Goodbye
  8. Magic Foot
  9. Pandemonium (Reprise)/My Favorite Moment of the Bee (Reprise)
  10. Why We Like Spelling
  11. Prayer of the Comfort Counselor
  12. My Unfortunate Erection (Chip's Lament)
  13. Woe Is Me
  14. I'm Not That Smart (Reprise)
  15. I Speak Six Languages
  16. I Love You Song
  17. Woe Is Me (Reprise)
  18. My Favorite Moment of the Bee (Reprise)/Second
  19. Finale
  20. Last Goodbye


Broadway Musical
Musical Theatre Audition


New York Times Feb 2005 Review
New York Times May 2005 Review
CurtainUp Review
Talkin' Broadway Review Review
TheaterMania Review
Chicago Tribune Review
Aisle Say Boston Review
Selected Reviews


Tony Telecast Video Video
I Speak Six Languages
The I Love You Song
I'm Not That Smart: Barrett Foa
I'm Not That Smart: Ben Durocher
Rona's Lament
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