|Chip (Wesley Mouri) spells as the others look on|
(photo by Dan Norman)
If you've never seen a production of Spelling Bee before, you're in for a treat. The score by William Finn (who also wrote Falsettos, a musical that couldn't be more different from this one, currently playing at Theatre Latte Da) is catchy and clever and upbeat, with a few ballads to boot. The script is very funny too, especially in the definitions and sentences of the unusual words being spelled in the competition. Choreographer Stephanie Bertumen has created some fun movement and dancing for these kids.
|photo by Dan Norman|
Spelling Bee is just a delightful musical, and Artistry's production couldn't be more fun. You have five more chances to see the Bee, and even be a part of it yourself! Click here for info and tickets.
*Plot summary borrowed from what I've written about past productions.