The creators of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee are putting on a live adult Bee as a fundraiser for the Micheltorena and Hilltop Elementary Schools. Come see real community parents and teachers go head-to-head for first place as a panel of professional improvisors judge and provide commentary. The event begins with a cocktail hour and will feature an intermission. Proceeds go to enriching the Micheltorena and Hilltop schools! |
All of the spellers are actual members of the school communities who have spent weeks raising money to buy "cheats" as they compete for first place. The panel of judges and officials are professional writers, comedians and improvisers.
Come see what Mother Jones Magazine called "a farcical linguistic competition slash comedy show that held the audience in states of belly-clutching laughter", and help raise money for a great cause!
Jay Reiss - Word Pronouncer
Jay Reiss is a playwright, screenwriter and performer. He co-created the Tony-Award Winning The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Jay originated the role of 'Vice Principal Panch' in the original Broadway cast for which he won a Drama Desk Award. As a screenwriter, his film The Oranges, starring Hugh Laurie and Catherine Keener, was released last fall.
Rebecca Feldman - Mandy Candice, Judge
Rebecca Feldman created the Tony-Award winning The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She directed its world premiere and is currently directing and writing in Los Angeles.
Liz Feldman - Janice Candice, Judge
Liz Feldman is a comedienne and Emmy Award winning writer who has been seen on The Jay Leno Show and Funny or Die. She has written for Ellen, Hot in Cleveland, and is currently writing and producing for the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls. Liz is an alum of The Groundlings.
The Assistance League Playhouse (View)
1367 N. Saint Andrews Place
Hollywood, CA 90028
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|