The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Presented by the TWU Department of Music and Drama
April 13-15 and 20-23, 2017

This one-act musical comedy is based on the book by Rachel Sheinkin and features music and lyrics by William Finn, with additional material by Jay Reiss. The TWU production will be directed by Patrick Bynane, Ph.D., with musical direction by Kelley Poché Rodriguez, Ph.D.

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee production poster

Performance times are:

  • April 13, 8 p.m.
  • April 14, 8 p.m.
  • April 15, 8 p.m.
  • April 20, 4 p.m. (pay-what-you-can performance)
  • April 21, 8 p.m.
  • April 22, 8 p.m.
  • April 23, 2 p.m.

All performances will take place in the Redbud Theater Complex. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Admission to the April 20 performance will be pay-what-you-can.

Tickets Available March 20 | Read the Press Release

2016-2017 Season

2016-2017 Press Release
Directions and Parking


  • October 12-16, 2016: Antigone by Jean Anouilh. Translated by Jeremy Sams and directed by Steven Young. 
  • November 16-20, 2016: Gun Show by Steven Young. Directed by Dr. Patrick Bynane.
  • February 22-26, 2017: Lovesong by Abi Morgan. Directed by Dr. Noah Lelek.
  • April 13-15 and 20-23, 2017: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Directed by Dr. Patrick Bynane, Musical Director Dr. Kelley Poche Rodriguez. 

Past Productions

Flyer for the TWU production of Love and Warcraft

2015-2016 Season

2014-2015 Season

2013-2014 Season

2012-2013 Season

2011-2012 Season

2010-2011 Season

  • Boy Gets Girl by Rebecca Gilman
  • She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith
  • The Panther’s Scream and Other Texas Tales, an original production
  • Private Lives by Noel Coward

2009-2010 Season

  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
  • The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by Joseph Robinette and C.S. Lewis
  • Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman
  • The Half Moon Couple by Martin M. Maguire
  • Oedipus the King by Sophocles
  • Dead Man’s Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl

2008-2009 Season

  • The Tempest by William Shakespeare
  • The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
  • The Long Christmas Dinner by Thorton Wilder
  • Helen by Ellen McLaughlin

2007-2008 Season

  • Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen, Adapted by Jon Robin Baitz
  • Proof by David Auburn
  • Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Wonder of the World by David Lindsay-Abaire

2006-2007 Season

  • The Fantasticks by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt
  • The Heiress by Ruth and Augustus Goetz
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare

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