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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Date(s): 6/19/2013, 6/20/2013, 6/21/2013, 6/22/2013 Date(s): 7/24/2013, 7/25/2013, 7/26/2013, 7/27/2013, 7/28/2013

8:00 p.m. with an additional 2:00 p.m. matinee on June 22

Rock Valley College Bengt Sjostrom Starlight Theatre
Music and Lyrics by: William Finn
Book by: Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by: Rebecca Feldman
Additional material by: Jay Reiss

Rated PG-13

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.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students/seniors and can be ordered in advance at rvcstarlight.com or by calling (815) 921-2160.
Mike Webb, m.webb@rockvalleycollege.edu

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