Music and Lyrics by William Finn, and book by Rachel Sheinkin. Conceived by Rebecca Feldman with additional material by Jay Reiss.
November 15-17 @7:30pm, November 18 @ 2:30pm, Robert E. Johnson Theatre (Produced jointly with the MSU Department of Music).An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.