Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

A Wildly Witty Musical Comedy
Book by Rachel Sheinkin, Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman

Six spellers enter… one speller leaves! This effortlessly funny and touching show is a fast-paced crowd pleaser sure to charm audiences. An eclectic group of mid-pubescent students vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime while candidly disclosing hilarious and heartfelt stories from their home lives. As they spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, they pray not to hear the soul-crushing “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. With a bouncy score and plenty of laughs, this feel-good show is a must-see.

NOTE: This production contains strong language and mild adult themes.

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

Friday, October 14th at 7:30pm - Opening Night Party
Saturday, October 15th at 1:00pm - THEATRE FOR ALL PERFORMANCE

Saturday, October 15th at 7:30pm
Wednesday, October 19th at 7:30pm
Thursday, October 20th at 7:30pm
Friday, October 21st at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 22nd at 7:30pm

Location: Forest Roberts Theatre

Tickets are $17 for General Public, $12 for NMU Faculty/Staff, Seniors, and Military, $10 for Students, and $5 for NMU Students.


Additionally, join us after the first performance for an exclusive opening night party featuring complimentary food and beverages and a meet and greet with the cast and creative team! The opening night party is included with a ticket purchased for opening night, October 14, and will follow the show in the Forest Roberts Theatre lobby. All theatre and dance majors and minors are invited to attend free of charge.

Tickets can be purchased online at tickets.nmu.edu, by phone at 906-227-1032, or in person at any NMU Ticket outlet.

Questions? Email us at nmutd@nmu.edu or visit https://nmu.edu/.../25th-annual-putnam-county-spelling-bee

Friday, Oct 14, 2022

Saturday, Oct 15, 2022

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2022

Thursday, Oct 20, 2022

Friday, Oct 21, 2022

Saturday, Oct 22, 2022

Start Time:  7:30 pm
End Time:  9:30 pm

Event Place

Forest Roberts Theatre

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NMU Theatre and Dance

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Ticket Cost

$17 General Public; $12 Faculty/Staff/Senior/Military; $10 Student; $5 NMU Student