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spelling bee UPDATE: Additional performances have been scheduled for 8 p.m. Feb. 6 and 7. Seating is general admission. Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, words and music by William Finn and book by Rachel Sheinkin, pokes fun at the very solemn business of competitive spelling. The plot is a little thin to sustain the concept for as long as the show requires, but, at the same time, it gives each actor --spellers and adult facilitators...
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Reviewed by Nicholas Linnehan I was looking forward to the Cider Mill Playhouse's production of The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee, and I was engaged in the atmosphere of the Endicott theater as soon as I arrived. last Saturday (June 4). After a great, high-energy opening number, the cast members proved that they are good actors; unfortunately, they are mostly not good singers. I'm not a musical fanatic by any means and am therefore pretty forgiving, but some of the performers definitely struggled with the music. Often times they...
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