Skip Navigation
Foothill College Header
Archive Performances
spacing image

Award-winning Foothill Music Theatre presents
The 2005 Tony Award-winning Musical Comedy Smash!

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinken

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the lovably loopy musical THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, a riotous tribute to geekdom, where each youthful contestant expounds on the trials and tribulations of being a really, really good speller through hilarious and candid confessionals.  A spunky, irresistible production riddled with improvisation, audience participation, and sunny, clever musical numbers, SPELLING BEE finally gives nerds, oddballs, and those picked last for kickball the limelight they so richly deserve.

“GREAT NEWS!  The American Musical Comedy – with equal emphasis on ‘musical” and ‘comedy – is alive and well! ” – Theatremania

“Irresistible, riotously funny and remarkably ingenious! Effortlessly endearing! Gold stars all round!” – New York Times

Directed by Jay Manley
Musical Direction by Mark Hanson
Choreography by Kateri McRae
Costume Design by Julie Engelbrecht
Set and Lighting Design by Bruce McLeod

Performance Dates and Times:
February 19-March 7, 2010
Thursdays-Saturdays at 8pm
Sunday matinees at 2pm
Saturday matinees, February 27 and March 6 at 2pm

Children's Advisory:
While the overwhelming tone and feeling of "Spelling Bee" is innocent and playful, the musical does include several words and some references that parents may find inappropriate for children. Therefore, we are giving it a "PG-13" rating!

$26 General Admission; $24 Seniors (65 and over); $18 Students;  $10 Children 12 and under.
Special “Early Bird” savings for all orders received by February 12; applies to online, mail and phone orders!
Ordering Tickets:
For greatest seating choice, flexibility, and immediate purchase confirmation, we recommend ordering tickets online using the Buy Tickets Online link above.

Or, to order by phone, and for discount group information, call Box Office: (650) 949-7360.

Box Office Hours:
Thursdays - Saturdays: 5:00 - 9:00;
Sundays: Noon - 4:00.

Lohman Theatre, Foothill College, at the BOTTOM of the hill!
12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
Highway 280 at El Monte Road
For easy directions:

Parking Info:
Park in Student Parking Lot 8 for closest parking to the Lohman Theatre – we’re at the BOTTOM of the hill!
A $2 parking permit is required at all times.  Pre-order your parking permit online, when you purchase your tickets!Permit dispensing machines may be found in all parking lots.

Please help Foothill Theatre Arts maintain our mission to enrich the community through both our excellent live performances as well as educational opportunities for aspiring artists. It is simple, takes only a minute or two and your donation is FULLY TAX DEDUCTIBLE. Your gift of any size, is greatly appreciated and will go a long way in helping Foothill Theatre Arts now and for the future.

TWO WAYS TO HELP - Visit to donate. In the line marked Other, either write in Foothill Theatre Arts Development Fund and your donation will benefit all programs in the Foothill Theatre Arts Department or write FRIENDS OF FOOTHILL MUSIC THEATRE and your donation will go exclusively to support our music theatre productions.

spacing image Foothill College Addressline and link spacing image
spacing image
spacing image