Theatre Stages '25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'
Life meets art meets an evening of fun as Albion College Theatre opens 2012-13 with "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." This unique and award-winning musical runs Wednesday, October 10 through Friday, October 12, each night beginning at 8 p.m. A 2 p.m. matinee is presented on Sunday, October 14. All performances are in the Herrick Theatre, located in the College's Dow Recreation Complex.
The show centers on a fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School. Six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by three equally-quirky grown-ups. The show may also feature audience members chosen at random to compete in the Bee.
The 2005 Broadway production was nominated for six Tony Awards, winning two, including Best Book.