I just wanted to drop you a note and tell you how much Mary and I enjoyed the Putnam Spelling Bee on Saturday night. It was a real triumph of good staging, directing, choreography, and talent.
We had seen the same musical on the Civic Center stage through their Broadway touring series a few years ago, and I was very disappointed. As such, I was not looking forward that much to your production. I can say now that I was very pleasantly surprised. I tend to be somewhat hard to impress, but this one was a hit. You never know exactly what combination of chemistry and setting and directing separates a really good performance from a mediocre or awful one, but Saturday everything was clicking!