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Hart House Theatre Season 2017/2018

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Nov. 10–25, 2017

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This charming, Tony Award winning musical looks at a small-town spelling bee and uncovers the universal truth that winning is not, in fact, everything.

With quirky contestants vying for the prize and some unconventional teachers running the show, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is sure to be the definition of hilarity and higher learning…used in a sentence!

Show Info

  • Location: Hart House Theatre
  • Music and Lyrics: William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin
  • Conceived by: Rebecca Feldman
  • Additional material: Jay Reiss
  • Originally Directed on Broadway: James Lapine
  • Director: Cory Doran*
  • Approx. Run Time: 1 hr 40 mins (no intermission)
  • Production: *The participation of this artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance/Opera/Theatre Policy (DOT).
  • Website: Click here for more information


  • Postshow Talkbacks: Sat., Nov. 11 and Thurs., Nov. 16
  • Preshow Artist Chat: Sat., Nov. 25 at 1 pm
  • School Matinee: Tues., Nov. 14 at 12 pm
  • Season Sponsors
  • Manulife
  • mbna
  • TD

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