Spring Musical


Concordia International School- Shanghai's Theatre Program Proudly Presents... 

shrek the musical posterWinner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience. 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.

A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius. 


  • PC-Commons Apr. 13- Apr. 21, 2020
  • Student- ¥75 | Adult- ¥100
    • It is anticipated that this show will sell out. Buy your tickets early.
    • This show will seat with social distancing measures. Ticket numbers will be limited to 150 per showing.
    • This production will be live-streamed for those unable to attend onsite.
    •   *** If you are a community member with campus access, then a seat will be reserved for you in the theatre and a live stream pass will not be provided. Those without campus access will receive a live-stream pass two hours before showtime.***

Rating Announcement:

Rated G. Family friendly. All welcome to attend.

Show dates/times…

  • Apr. 22, 23 & 24 at 7:00 PM
  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is presented in the Rittmann Fine Arts Center on the Concordia International School - Shanghai campus.