"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

June 9, 2010

Jun 10-July 4
Brown County Playhouse

For a show about school-aged kids with a bit more of an edge, consider a drive to Nashville, where Brown County Playhouse is kicking off its season with a production of this Broadway hit. The show centers on the title contest pitting school misfits—and audience members—against each other.

The cast includes Susan Owen, on hiatus from the Broadway company of "Phantom of the Opera."  I’ll admit it here, though. Every time I’ve seen it, I’ve been rooting for Leaf Coneybear to win. Details here.