The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Music & Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman

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 life, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words hoping to never 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. --MTI

Check out our Celebrity Guest Spellers!

Come see members of the MIT community compete in the bee!

September 4: Rob Miller, East Campus Housemaster & EECS Professor
September 5: Sophia Liu, UA Vice President
September 6: TBA
September 10: Barry Johnston, ChemE Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Officer
September 11: TBA
September 12: TBA
September 17: David H. Yang '17, two-time Putnam Math Competition winner
September 18: TBA
September 19: Stuart Schmill, Dean of Admissions

This calendar is subject to change. Check back regularly to see the up-to-date schedule!

Production Staff, Orchestra, and Cast

Performances will be in
Kresge Little Theatre

September 4-5, 10-12, 17-19 at 8 PM & September 6 at 2 PM

Tickets are
$3 - Incoming MIT students
$6 - MIT and Wellesley students
$10 - MIT faculty, staff, and community; all other students; seniors and children
$15 - General public

Discounts available for groups of 10 or more people.

Reserve tickets online.