• The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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    Name: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
    Date: September 21, 2017
    Time: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM PDT
    Event Description:
    A fast-paced musical comedy where six awkward spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn’t everything.
    Directed by Susan K. Berkompas | Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
    Music & Lyrics by William Finn | Book by Rachel Sheinkin
    Additional Material by Jay Reiss | Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine
    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! At least the losers get a juice box. A riotous ride, complete with audience participation. This bee is one unforgettable experience. 
    Suitable for ages 6 and older.

    Register HERE

    All shows are presented at the Lyceum Theater located on the Vanguard University campus (55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626) off of Newport Boulevard. 
    Date/Time Information:
    Show dates and times are as follows:

    Friday, September 15 @ 7:30pm
    Saturday, September 16 @ 2pm
    Saturday, September 16 @ 7:30pm
    Sunday, September 17 @ 2pm
    Thursday, September 21 @ 7:30pm
    Friday, September 22 @ 7:30pm
    Saturday, September 23 @ 2pm 
    Saturday, September 23 @ 7:30pm
    Sunday, September 24 @ 2pm
    Thursday, September 28 @ 7:30pm
    Friday, September 29 @ 7:30pm
    Saturday, September 30 @ 2pm
    Saturday, September 30 @ 7:30pm
    Sunday, October 1 @ 2pm
    Contact Information:
    Box Office: (714) 668-6145
    Ticket prices are $19 for general admission and $15 for seniors and children. Tickets may be purchased at www.vanguardtickets.com or by calling the Vanguard University Theatre Department box office at 714-668-6145. Season subscriptions and group rates are available.
    Please note that no children under the age of six will be permitted to enter the Lyceum, and babes in arms are not allowed. Limited handicap seating is available upon request; please call the box office to reserve handicap seating.
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