Happy Hour #10: A Spelling Bee Shindig - The 25th Annual putnam county spelling bee
Can you spell F-I-N-A-L-L-Y? After a longer-than-anticipated hiatus, Jimi and Tommy are back! This time with the William Finn penned musical, The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee. Listen as Jimi and Tommy discuss the tribulations of pre-adolescence, the intensity of actual spelling bees and hear Jimi confess his undying love of Barrett Foa. E-N-J-O-Y!
Who would have guessed that even Dame Julie Andrews herself would trip over her lines! Okay, maybe that's an exaggeration. Still, her guest star role during Spelling Bee is a heck of a good time.
Like sports AND musical theatre? (Or, at least, like making fun of sports with musical theatre?) You'll love watching Billy Eichner and Jason Sudeikis bro out as they tailgate Wicked.
Here's that whole Kids Bop cover of Thrift shop. Listen. If you dare!
TheatreMania (hire us!) put together a great compilation of the Spelling Bee reunion concert. You'll never see a happier group of actors.
And now a picture of Barrett Foa. Because you're worth it.
A Mysterious Trivia Question
This musical is one that we've never listened to before, based on a book that neither of us have ever read.
The person who famously never sang as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady played the title character of this show in a 1956 film adaptation of this book that we've never read. What musical?