Spelling Bee at the Woodminster

Poster for Spelling Bee at the Woodminster

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Woodminster Summer Musicals have been presented for over 50 years in Oakland’s Joaquin Miller Park. Three musicals are presented each summer, and each musical is accompanied by a live professional orchestra and professional actors, along with dozens of talented local performers.

Woodminster Amphitheater is a large historic outdoor amphitheater, a WPA construction surrounded by a redwood forest. A picnic before the show is an essential part of the Woodminster experience for many ticket holders. And, it makes the experience extra fun for audience members.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
August 4th thought 6th & August 10th through 13th
Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny, and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

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 a champion! At least the losers get a juice box.

Learn more and get tickets on the Woodminster Ampitheater website.

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