Six awkward spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn't everything. 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 humour. 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.

Eighteen months and one global pandemic later, North Shore Theatre Company is proud to finally present this raucously funny musical comedy. Follow the journey of six quirky adolescents and the even quirkier adults charged with their care. It’s a no-holds-barred, winner-takes-all spelling showdown at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

23rd April - 1st May
The Zenith Theatre, Chatswood


Adult: $39
Concession: $34
Child: $34


Director/Choreographer: Fiona Eskbank
Musical Director: Brendan Flanagan

Music & Lyrics by


Book  by


Additional Material by

Jay Reiss

Originally produced on Broadway by

David Stone, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo

Barrington Stage Company, Second Stage Theatre

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

APRIL 23RD - MAY 1ST 2021 

At: The Zenith Theatre Cnr Mcintosh & Railway St Chatswood

Meet the Team


Fiona Kelly

Musical Director

Brendan Flanagan