The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Presented by Century College Theatre Company

Century College West Theatre



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120 minutes

With intermission

Past performances

Friday, November 1 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 2 7:30 pm
  • ASL interpreted
Thursday, November 7 7:30 pm
Friday, November 8 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 9 2:00 pm
Saturday, November 9 7:30 pm
Thursday, November 14 7:30 pm
Friday, November 15 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 16 2:00 pm
Saturday, November 16 7:30 pm
Comedy Musical

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is happening in the Twin Cities! Performed by a company of wonderfully talented actors and musicians from throughout the Twin Cities Theatre Community, this hysterical and heart-warming musical, produced by the Century College Theatre Company, is a musical sure to charm audiences of all-ages. This innovative staging of the thoroughly fun and engaging piece is guaranteed to motivate joyful S-M-I-L-E-S on all the audiences faces.

Music Theatre International describes the musical as the:

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.

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, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius.


Performances: November 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 at 7:30PM


   November 9 & 16 at 2:00PM


General: $12.00

Seniors and Students from Any Institution: $10.00


Location: Century College West Theatre

                3401 Century Avenue N.

                  White Bear Lake, MN 55110


Tickets are available for advanced purchase at: and at the door (but don’t wait as tickets are going fast)! 

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