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Event: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee | Spokane Civic Theatre

Dates: August 11 - 19th 2023
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N Howard St. Spokane, WA 99201

Grab a D-I-C-T-I-O-N-A-R-Y and welcome to the spelling bee. This heartfelt musical comedy follows an eclectic group of tweens who compete for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Eight spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

Rated: PG-13 for language (small number of profanities and vulgarities) and themes (including one character’s puberty-related (embarrassing) anatomical dilemma). While largely a fantastically funny and heartfelt look at a group of elementary schoolers on the cusp of adolescence, some themes may be mature for some young patrons.

Wednesday – Saturdays: 7:30 pm*
Sundays: 2:00 pm

*Saturday, August 19 performance at 2:00 pm

Ticket Cost: Adults: $25, Students $15