The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Presented by Compass Rose Theater

Dates: March 15, 2024 - April 28, 2024 at 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location: Compass Rose Theater at Maryland Hall
801 Chase St., Third Floor
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone:(410) 980-6662
Cost: 25-55$
Contact: (410) 980-6662
Email: [email protected]
Contact Name: Barbara Webber


This Tony Award-winning comedic musical, ​​The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, centers on a fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School (PG-13). This fast-paced, hilarious musical is being presented by the award-winning Compass Rose Theater in Annapolis, directed by Tommy Malek and musical directed by Rachel Sandler. 

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. Audience participation and the possibility of some notable familiar faces make every performance a uniquely entertaining experience!


Fridays at 8 PM

Saturdays at 2 PM or 8 PM

Sundays at 2 PM


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