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How do you spell 'hilarious'? Go see the "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

Carmel’s only professional resident theatre company with performances in The Studio Theater at The Center for the Performing Arts -- will

present the 2-time Tony ® Award winner, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee through February 18, 2018.

The show centers on a fictional Middle School spelling bee where six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by three equally quirky grown-ups. The 2005 Broadway production was nominated for six Tony Awards, winning two, including Best Book.


The Actors Theatre of Indiana’s cast of nine includes five out-of-town professional actors and four local professionals, including Judy Fitzgerald, Danny Kingston, Keith Potts and Johnny Taylor. Michael Blatt, a New York City based director and theatre educator will be directing ...Spelling Bee under the musical direction of Brent E. Marty. One of ATI’s favorite’s, Carol Worcel, will be choreographing this charming and endearing show that Variety calls, “Eccentrically humanistic and idiosyncratically witty...”

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee runs through Sunday, February 18, 2018. Performances are Wednesdays at 7:30pm (discounted ticket rate of $25.00), Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm in The Studio Theater, 4 Center Green, Carmel, IN 46032. Ticket prices for all performances (except for Wednesdays) are $45.00 for adults, $39.00 for seniors, $20.00 for students (18 and younger).

Tickets may be purchased by calling the Center for the Performing Art’s Box Office at 317-843-3800 or by clicking below.


Discounted rates are available through the box office for groups of 15 or more. To learn more about our shows and educational initiatives please visit our website at

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