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Spelling Bee

October 19, 2023 @ 12:00 am - October 29, 2023 @ 12:00 am EDT

Spelling Bee
Spelling Bee

October 19–29, 2023

Spelling Bee

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The Encore proudly welcomes the internationally acclaimed Musical Theatre Department from The University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance.

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

Performance Dates

This show runs from October 19-29, 2023, on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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About The 25th Annual Putnam County Spellng Bee

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie 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, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves a champion! At least the losers get a juice box.

A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius. The small cast and unit set make this a perfect option for high schools or community theatres. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a fast-paced crowd pleaser and an instant theatre patron favorite.


Can’t Wait For the Show!?

Start listening now with our Spotify playlist with our favorite songs from the hit musical.

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Fans Are Raving about the Encore Theatre!

Probably the best local theatre we have ever been to. Great music great acting great cookies. What more could you want?

Always a pleasure to attend here, see familiar faces and exciting Theatre. Musical and dance values are high. Such a pleasure to have high quality theater in our area.
Stephan and Amy

Encore actress dancing

The Biggest Shows. Near You.

You don’t need to drive to Detroit, Chicago, or New York for the biggest shows. They are right here at the Encore Theatre.
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October 19, 2023 @ 12:00 am EDT
October 29, 2023 @ 12:00 am EDT
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The Encore Theatre Musical Company
7714 Ann Arbor Street
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
(734) 268-6200
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