AHS Lights Out Theater Company presents their spring musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" on April 20, 21 and 22 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $10 Adults; $8 Seniors and Students. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online - see the company website at ArvadaHighSchool.org for more information and a link for tickets.
Note: the show on April 20th will be the original "PG-13" version. Families with younger children may wish to attend the Friday or Saturday shows which will be more family-friendly.
The Tony Award winning 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin is about a bunch of quirky adolescent students who are competing to win their regional spelling bee and about the adults who support them. It is smart and funny with beautiful music.
An eclectic group of six-graders arrives at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. Sweet and shy Olive brings only her best friend (the dictionary) with her to the bee; Bold and hyper-allergic speller William Barfee uses his “magic foot” to propel him to greatness; former champion Chip is struggling with his burgeoning puberty; easily distracted Leaf is unconvinced that he’s smart enough to be a challenger; overachiever Marcy is disappointed by her consistent success; and politically aware Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre only wants to impress her gay dads. In hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals his/her hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition. With an engaging, tuneful score by William Finn and a sweet, funny book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee causes audiences to fall in love, both with the show itself and its “perspicacious,” “jocular,” and “effervescent” spellers.