You may now start buying tickets for ACT II production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”. No reservations will be allowed but feel free to click on the picture below and that will take you to the Bohm website to purchase your tickets in advance or they will be available at the box office the night of the show. This show is partially funded through a grant from the Albion Community Foundation.
About the show:
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a musical comedy with music and lyrics by William Finn, a book by Rachel Sheinkin, conceived by Rebecca Feldman with additional material by Jay Reiss. 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.
An unusual aspect of the show is that four real audience members are invited on stage to compete in the spelling bee alongside the six young characters. During the 2005 Tony Awards, former presidential candidate Al Sharpton competed. Another amusing aspect of the show is that the official pronouncer, usually an improv comedian, provides ridiculous usage-in-a-sentence examples when asked to use words in a sentence.
Performance dates are May 20 and 21st at 7:00 P.M. and Sunday the May 22 at 2:00 P.M.
All 3 performances will be at the Historic Bohm Theatre in downtown Albion, 201 South Superior Albion MI 49224.