This year’s Bridge Street Theatre Summer Youth Musical, featuring an all-student cast and slated for a two-weekend run August 4-14, will be the Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” which tells the story of an eclectic group of sixth-graders engaged in the most cut-throat competition of their young lifetimes. These hapless tweens attempt to spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping against hope not to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals the fact that they’ve made a competition-ending mistake. Six finalists enter – only one can come out on top! But which one will it be? A riotous roller coaster of a show (complete with audience participation!), “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleasing comic delight! For more information and ticketing, visit bridgest.org/spelling-bee/.