Join National Lampoon's Tommy Koenig in his hilarious, nostalgic, insightful and wildly entertaining flashback through our times and the music that defined it. You'll love his 'take' on The Beatles, Madonna, Elton John, Tina Turner, Lady Gaga, James Brown, Santana, Bee Gees, Neil Young, Blondie, Duran Duran, Ramones, The Eagles, Bruce Springsteen, Human League, DMC, Billy Joel, Simon & Garfunkel, plus original music and lyrics too.
“HILARIOUS. HYSTERICAL. A STEADY STREAM OF FUN.” - LA Weekly
“A MASTER OF CARICATURE. HE’S A MAJOR TALENT.” - New York Times
“A MAN OF 1000 FACES, 1000 VOICES AND 1000 LAUGHS.” - Chicago Tribune
Winner 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.
“...Hilariously F-U-N-N-Y (enjoyment, amusement or lighthearted pleasure) and delightfully Q-U-I-R-K-Y (characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits) night of theatre.” - Ilene Chalmers - DC Metro Theater Arts
Celebrated comedian Sandy Gelfound who has performed as a stand-up alongside some of the greats, including Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno, spins this hilarious, and at times heartbreaking, true story of her journey from NFL Cheerleader to Orthodox Jew. Born with a literal hole in her heart, Gelfound’s quest to fill that void takes her, and us, on a journey where she expertly embodies the outrageous characters of her life in this singing, dancing, cartwheeling comedy that leaves audiences cheering Rah-Rah-Baruch-Atah.