Broadway Show “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” To Be Live-Action Film

Disney announced that they received rights to turn the Broadway show The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee into a live-action film. We are interested to see how this transformation comes through.

Set in Putnam Valley Middle School, the musical focuses on a spelling bee where several competitors with unique and diverse backgrounds compete against one another. The musical is based on the play  C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E and has been performed by The Farm, a New York based improve troupe.


Bonus Tip!

BONUS TIP: Consider planning and booking your next Disney trip with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner you can trust like Mickey Travels. They’ll help you get the best Disney travel deal, share expert advice and their services are totally FREE! It’s genius! Discover More >


It is being reported that this new film is going to be produced by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, who previously produced the recent “Aladdin” remake.  Ryan Halprin will also be an executive producer of the film.  He previously appeared in a college production of the show and was involved in getting the rights for Disney.

Disney is still searching for writers to help transform this highly successful musical into a live action film.

Series: WhatsOnDisneyPlus

About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.