august 5th - 6th
grades 9th - 12th
Winner of the TONY and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, this musical comedy follows an eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vying 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 and elimination. With the wit and humor of popular songs including Pandemonium, The Goodbyes, and the touching I Love You Song, you are sure to rediscover the woes and joys of youth in learning that winning (and losing) isn't everything.