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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Musical)

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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The Blackburn College Department of Music & Theatre will present “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” in Bothwell Auditorium. General admission tickets for the public are $10 at the door. Admission is free for Blackburn students, faculty, and staff.

  • Friday, March 22 – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 23 – 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 24 – 2:00 pm

Dr. Collin Vorbeck, Professor of Theatre, will direct the delightful and quirky musical, which takes audiences into the intense and comical world of competitive spelling. Dr. Joseph Welch, Professor of Music, will direct the music.

Vorbeck explained, “In The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, we encounter a group of young spellers trying to make it to the national spelling tournament who are forced to overcome a variety of obstacles as they face off against their opponents – and often themselves. Filled with unique characters, clever songs, and more than a few heartwarming moments, this musical reminds us that the only way to move forward in life is to meet our fears head-on and conquer these challenges with resilience, bravery, and friendship.”

If you would like more information, please email theatre@blackburn.edu.


March 24
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Bothwell Auditorium at Blackburn College
700 College Avenue
Carlinville, IL 62626 United States
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