Pick of the Day: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee

Lauded as “effortlessly endearing” by critic Charles Isherwood, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee introduces a half-dozen young eccentrics in a quirky format that goes beyond breaking the fourth wall. Expanded from Rebecca Feldman’s improvisational comedy C-R-E-P-U-S-C-L-E, the Tony-winning musical changes with each performance as it invites audience members onstage to compete alongside Olive Ostrovsky (a shy dictionary enthusiast), William Barfée (an idiosyncratic kid with a “magic foot”) Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre (a neatnik with gay dads), Marcy Park (an overachiever who sleeps three hours a night), Leaf Coneybear (a homeschooler raised by hippies), and Charlito “Chip” Tolentino (a Boy Scout with a boner). $15-$22; 8pm Fri, Aug 3; Woodlawn Theatre, 1920 Fredericksburg, (210) 267-8388, woodlawntheatre.com. Check out our full online calendar of upcoming events here: calendar.sacurrent.com