Original Broadway Cast of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Pandemonium (Reprise)/My Favorite Moment of the Bee 2
[Bell rings.]
[RONA, spoken]
A surprise mistake by Mr. Tolentino!

[CHIP, spoken]
But I got it right!

[PANCH, spoken]
"If you start to spell a word, you may start over...

[ALL, spoken]
...but the sequences of letters already spoken may not be changed."

[CHIP, spoken]
That’s not fair. I spelled it right! I can’t get out on a word I spelled right!

[MITCH]
Life is random and unfair
Life is pandemonium

[CHIP, spoken]
That’s not fair! I won last year!

[MITCH]
That’s the reason we despair

[MITCH & SPELLERS]
Life is pandemonium
Life is pandemonium
Life is pandemonium
Life is pandemonium
Life is pandemonium[BOY SPELLERS]
Goodbye

Goodbye

Goodbye, goodbye

Goodbye 
[GIRL SPELLERS]
Goodbye

Goodbye

Goodbye

Goodbye[SPELLERS]
Goodbye, Goodbye, Goodbye, Goodbye
Goodbye

[RONA]
Good Lord
That’s what’s swell about spelling bees
I am floored
By how last year’s big cheese
Becomes this year’s disaster
And exit with new humility

It’s a wide-open jamboree
When winners lose surprisingly
Now, I love what I see
I see hope and possibility
When the favorite loses 1-2-3
That’s my favorite moment of the bee