Six awkward spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn’t everything.

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.

Rated PG-13 for language and mature content

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book

  • Eclectic Group of Six
  • Mid-Pubescents
  • Spelling Championship of a Lifetime