The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 7:30pm to Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 2:30pm

Mission Viejo, CA – The Department of Theatre Arts at Saddleback College is thrilled to present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Music and Lyrics by William Finn; Book by Rachel Sheinkin; conceived by Rebecca Feldman; with additional material by Jay Reiss. This hilarious musical directed by Scott Farthing and musically directed by Lex Leigh features an eclectic group of six tweens vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. “Plasma TV in a fancy hotel -- Where they treat you well --All because you love to spell!” If you love to spell, you could compete with these rambunctious characters as an audience participant or if you love to laugh, come and see The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on October 17th-19th in the Studio Theatre at Saddleback College.  

Dates:  October 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 7:30 p.m. and October 19, 26 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling (949) 582-4656 (noon-4 Tuesday-Friday) and online at  Prices are $15 general; $10 students/seniors.

spellingbee2.jpgThe Department of Theatre Arts program at Saddleback College produces several fully-staged shows each year.  All students are given the opportunity to audition for every production yet Theatre Arts students are given priority in the casting process.  In addition there are numerous opportunities for students to contribute in backstage activities through the Entertainment and Theater Technology program.

Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Viejo, just east of Interstate 5 at the Avery Parkway exit.  Free parking is available in Lot 12.  Take Avery Parkway to Marguerite Parkway turn left to the third traffic light, which is Saddleback’s Marguerite entrance. Turn right into the campus and take the third left to Theatre Circle, turning right into Lot 12.

Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community.  Having served more than 500,000 students since 1968, Saddleback College offers over 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals.  For more information, please visit and for Fine Arts information, please visit