The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

Music & Lyrics by: William Finn, Book by: Rachel Sheinkin, Conceived by: Rebecca Feldman, Additional Material by: Jay Reiss

NOVEMBER 4 - 7, 2021
WEST END CANOPY

Six awkward spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn't everything.
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.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

YOUNG ARTIST PRODUCTION
What is a Young Artist Production?

The foundation of PMT’s mission is built on arts education, development, mentorship, and providing performance opportunities for young artists. Students at PMT Conservatory receive a truly unique experience to use their training in fully produced productions of their own in which they take on roles as performers and technical theater crew. Whether a student wishes to pursue a career in the arts or another field, Young Artist Productions provide an opportunity for growth and building transferable life skills in our future leaders. Patrons attending Young Artist Productions will be a part of it all as they experience and enjoy the best of our region’s talented youth in professional-quality entertainment!


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Exchange Policy

You may exchange tickets to another production within the series up to 24 hours prior to the performance that you are unable to attend.

It is recommended that patrons exchange tickets as early as possible. All exchanges are subject to availability. If you have special seating requirements please advise at time of exchange.

Call 412.539.0900 x232. We will hold tickets at the theater day of performance or provide you with exchanged tickets prior to performance if you have receipt of original tickets or actual tickets. Your original tickets will no longer be valid, OR visit the box office up to one hour prior to the production you are unable to attend.


Accessibility

Pittsburgh Musical Theater is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and welcoming to all patrons. For information about our accessible services please contact our Box Office & Audience Services Manager, Accessibility Coordinator Amber Kocher at 412.539.0900 x232.

American Sign Language interpreted performances can be requested by calling 412.539.0900 ext. 232.

Large print and braille programs are available on request. Braille programs provided by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.


Safety & Prohibited Items

Pittsburgh Musical Theater takes your safety very seriously, and has implemented additional measures to better assure the comfort and protection of all persons who visit or frequent the Gargaro Theater and the West End Canopy. The most critical issue to Pittsburgh Musical Theater is always the safety of our stakeholders; staff, volunteers, visitors, and guests. Our policies are meant to preserve that commitment to security.

  • Oversized bags that exceed 16" x 16" x 8"
  • Weapons of any kind or facsimiles of weapons, including firearms, pellet guns, stun guns, martial arts weapons, pepper spray, pocket/utility knives or cutting instruments
  • Illegal drugs or substances
  • Flammable liquids
  • Fireworks, pyrotechnics, flares or incendiary devices
  • Glass, metal, or plastic containers of any kind including cans, bottles and flasks
  • Outside food or beverages including alcohol
  • Interchangeable/detachable camera lens (No professional photography-unless authorized)
  • Audio/visual recording devices
  • 2 way radios
  • Laser pointers
  • Laptops/tablets
  • Beach balls, projectiles, balloons, permanent markers, spray paint
  • Drones
  • Flashlights
  • Signs, flags, banners
  • Selfie sticks
  • Guests without shoes or shirts
  • Costume masks / masks that are not medical, or are not related to COVID-19 safety
  • Face paints
  • Optical illusions
  • Jewelry that could be used as a weapon including chains and studded bracelets
  • Pets, other than service animals
  • Segways, skateboards, rollerblades, hoverboards, bicycles, helmets, any type of portable seat, other than those approved and required for accessibility
  • Noisemakers, bullhorns, or air horns
  • Unapproved pamphlets, handouts, advertisements

Unattended items left outside venue doors will be discarded to ensure guest safety.

This list is not all-inclusive and may change or be updated at any time without notice. Additional restrictions may apply.