Friday, November 11, 2005

How do you spell sucess?

I mean, success.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is still stumping poor spellers and delighting Broadway audiences at the Circle in the Square theater next to Wicked.

As the Nov. 4th performance, they were all still there. The kid with the "magic foot" and the nasal issues. The former Spelling Bee champ. The Comfort Provider. The raging, off-the-lease assistant principal.

The little show that could still confounds the skeptics, as it did when it opened May 2 this year after transferring from Off-Broadway's Second Stage Theatre.

The theater is adorned with pennants and banners and faux sponsors, and a basketball backboard and net. Depending on where you grew up, you might feel right at home.

But if you can't spell, for example, C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E, hope that you don't get called onstage during the audience participation segment.

- Michael K.

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