The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
Underdog that it is, this spunky little musical still garnered seven 2005 Tony nominations including Best Musical, Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre, Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical, Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical as well as Best Direction of a Musical. Hear what the fuss is all about on this terrific original cast recording.
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Performance CreditsDennis Anderson Clarinet,Flute,Oboe,Alto Saxophone
Scott Kuney Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Electric Guitar
Russ Rizner-French French Horn
Ming Yeh Violin
Liuh-Wen Ting Viola
Richard Heckman Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone
Sylvia Davanzo Concert Master
Jose Llana Vocals
Derrick Baskin Vocals
Carmel Dean Synthesizer
Vadim Feichtner Piano,Conductor
Deborah S. Craig Vocals
Celia Keenan-Bolger Vocals
Jesse Tyler Ferguson Vocals
Jay Reise Vocals
Sylvia D'Avanzo Concert Master
Sarah Saltzberg Vocals
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Cast Ensemble cast
Lisa Howard Vocals
Glenn Ghian Percussion,Drums,Timpani,Mallets
Dan Fogler Vocals
Amy Ralske Cello
Technical CreditsWilliam Finn Composer,Lyricist
Joel Moss Producer,Engineer,Audio Production,Engineering
Michael Starobin Orchestration
Bill Rosenfield Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Jan Folkson Engineer
Nathaniel James Mastering Associate
Kurt Deutsch Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Carmel Dean Vocal Arrangements
Vadim Feichtner Dance Arrangement,Music Direction
Rebecca Feldman Concept
Jay Reise Additional Music
Rachel Sheinkin Book
Nathan James Mastering Associate
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Nope, it's not just for little kids. It's for the older children! Anyway, I think Spelling Bee is wonderful. The score is very well constructed and the talent is outstanding. I will definately see this when it goes on tour!
I really didn't find anything great about this album and I don't think I'll ever wind up going to see the show. I do think however that it is GREAT for children ages 3 - 7. It is very child-ish but it could be a fun night out in the city if you brought your younger childern to see this show.
The perfect show to be honest... never a dull moment.. has every aspect of a show you want: comedy, drama, tears, joy, gut-busting laughter, and incredible singing!
I never thought a musical by this title would be this amazing. it's funny and sweet at the same time. it's humorous but musical all in one... two thumbs way way up.
This show is truly creative and hilariously funny. I saw the show two weeks ago and had a hard time staying in my seat, I was laughing so hard. William Finn does a great job playing with the words. A great show.
I went to see the show a week ago and it was just amazing much better than I had expected. It was outstandingly funny all the way through with small parts that allow you to bond with the individual characters as well. Incredible show, great soundtrack, a definite must see.
this is an awesome cd. i love all the songs...the singers match their characters very well. plus if you're in a bad mood, this musical will brighten your day
I, personally, love this album. The songs are so fun and written wonderfully, but there are some songs that are inappropriate and unnecessary for this particularly show. These characters are kids themselves and though they are growing up, they shouldn't be so.....explicit when it comes time to talk about what's happening to them. Discretion and respect would be nice and would've made this album more enjoyable for, most likely, the majority of the people, young and old, listening to it.