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Gallery Theatre presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

AHOSKIE – Don’t miss the hilarious musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at The Gallery Theatre, 117 W. Main Street, Ahoskie, on May 4, 5, 11, 12 at 7:30 pm and May 6 and 13 at 2:30 pm.

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.

Laughter promises to be non-stop when The 25th
Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee opens tomorrow (Friday) for a six-day run at Ahoskie’s Gallery Theatre. Contributed Photo

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.

The cast of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee features local talent: Troy Fitzhugh, Eleanor Boyd, Tommy Hurdle, Carson Jager, Amy Goodman, Jes Sass, Jill Gadsden, Rusty Boyd, Ralph Hewitt, Tony Jenkins, Abigail Adams, Timothy Flanagan, Avery Boyd, and Autumn Olson.

Directed by Tommy Hurdle with musical direction and soundtrack creation by Bobby Hoggard and choreography by Ralph Hewitt, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius.

General admission tickets are: adult $15, senior (62+) $13 and student $11.

For reservations and more information call The Gallery Theatre at 332-2976.

This project was supported by the N. C. Arts Council a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.