The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee_lowres

 

Nov. 6

8 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun.; through Nov. 22

Le Petit Theatre, Muriel's Cabaret Theatre, 616 St. Peter St., 522-2081; www.lepetittheatre.com

For some adolescents, the only thing harder than spelling appoggiatora or succedaneum (winning words from the Scripps National Spelling Bee) is fitting in. In Rachel Sheinkin's upbeat musical, Putnam County, six precocious children sound out their polysyllabic nemeses and social ills and find that they're not alone after all. Tickets $25.