Capital Productions

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

April 30th, 2020

May 1st, 2020

May 2nd, 2020

Middletown Arts Center, Middletown, NJ

Produced by Amanda Faria & Peter Cusick

Direction & Musical Direction by A.J. Meeker

"Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box."


Audition for Capital Productions' The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee!


Sweeney Todd

July 10th, 2020

July 11th, 2020

July 12th, 2020

July 17th, 2020

July 18th, 2020

July 19th, 2020

The Henderson Theater, Lincroft NJ

Produced by Peter Cusick & Tom Smith

Direction by Amanda Faria

Musical Direction by A.J. Meeker

"Sweeney Todd has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded eight Tony's, (including Best Musical), for its Broadway premiere. Stephen Sondheim's and Hugh Wheeler's (A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures) tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed and delighted audiences across the world.

An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun!"

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
Book by Hugh Wheeler from an adaptation by Christopher Bond.
Originally directed on Broadway by Hal Prince.
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick.
Originally produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards, in associations with Dean and Judy Manos.

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