Directed by: Lee F. Orchard
Location: University Theatre
$15 adults / $10 senior citizens and non-Valpo students
free admission for Valpo students, faculty and staff
April 24 - 26, 8 p.m.
April 27 - 28, 2 p.m.
About the Performance:
Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show's Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.
Tony Award - Best Book of a Musical
Drama Award - Outstanding Book of a Musical
Lucille Lortel Award - Outstanding Musical