Performance Dates and Times
Friday 2 October 2020 at 8pm
Saturday 3 October 2020 at 2pm & 8pm
Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a musical comedy has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humour.
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, fast-paced crowd pleaser and an instant theatre patron favourite, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius.
Age Recommendation: 13+ years.
Pre-order your Antipasto Platter!
Why not make your experience complete and enjoy one of our amazing platters?
Platters are available to pre-order online and limited platters will be available to purchase pre-show and at interval (if applicable), until sold out. To avoid disappointment, please pre-order.
Antipasto Platter $13
Gouda, Smoked Cheese, Brie, Cheddar, Apricots, Dates, Olives, Cocktail Onions, Gherkins, Salami, Kabana and Crackers (GF and vegetarian options available).
Finger Food Snack Box $15
Chef’s selection of 5 items. Selection will vary on seasonal change.
Pre-order cut-off: Platters only available to pre-order until 12pm the day of the event, unless the event is on a weekend, then cut-off is Friday before the event at 12pm.
Collection at the event: Platters will be available for collection at the Bar.
Buy at the event: Limited platters will be available to purchase at the event from the bar pre-show and at interval (if applicable) until sold out.
Please note: You can now take food into the Auditorium.
Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre aims to ensure our venues and performances are welcoming and accessible. If you have any questions about access requirements, please contact the Box Office before purchasing tickets.