The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a unique musical comedy that centers around a fictional spelling bee set in the geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School. Six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by three equally-quirky grown-ups. The tale of “overachievers’ angst” chronicles the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. Four audience volunteers are recruited before each performance to participate onstage as guest spellers, so study study study!. The play was nominated for six Tony awards in 2005.