Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Directed by Larry Landsman
Nominated for six Tony Awards, this unlikely hit musical is about the unlikeliest group of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. And at every performance, four audience members will join the Bee on stage for their chance at immortality (just come 45 minutes early to sign up)!
"The word is weltanschauung."
May I have a definition? "One's personal perspective, your philosophy, the way you look at the world."
Please use in a sentence. "The weltanschauung revealed in composer-lyricist William Finn and book writer Rachel Sheinkin's winsome and winning new musical is so generously warm-hearted, only the most bitter misanthrope could resist its charms."
-David Rooney, Variety.
|Louanna Factora||Marcy Park|
|Nancy Feldman||Rona Lisa Perretti|
|Jeffry Foote||Mitch Mahoney|
|Brad Forenza||Leaf Coneybear|
|Lena Grotticelli||Olive Ostrovsky|
|James Lugo||Vice Principal Douglas Panch|
|Timothy Meola||Chip Tolentino|
|Phil Sloves||William Barfee|
|Elaine Thoman||Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere|
|Steve Bell||Musical Director|
|Emily Bosco||Assistant to the Director|
|Staci Beth Block||Improvisation Coach|
|Alyson Cohn||Stage Manager|
|Rob Ward||Set Design and Construction|
|Chantale Bourdages||Set Decor|
|Allan Seward||Lighting Design|
|Rob DeScherer||Sound Designer|
|Amy Nadler||Properties/ Crew|
|Brian Feldman||Audience Wranglers|
|Joe Lanteri||Audience Wranglers|
|Joanne Misha||Audience Wrangler|
|Karin Wander||Audience Wrangler|
|Marci K. Weinstein||Audience Wrangler|
|Joe Lanteri||Lighting Operator|
|Michele Roth||Lighting Operator|
|Earle Ziff||Spotlight Operator|
|Kathleen Ruland||Sound Operator|
|Steve Mintz||Workday Photography|
|Barbara Mintz||Workday Photography|
|Marci K. Weinstein||Program Notes|