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Lees-McRae Summer Theatre The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - June 26 @ 11:00 pm

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

7 p.m. Shows: June 19, 22, 23, 24, 26
2 p.m. Shows: June 20, 25, 27

Mail Ticket Orders Now!
Mail a Ticket Request to:
Lees-McRae Summer Theatre
PO Box 128, Banner Elk, NC 28604

Online Ticket Orders
Buy your tickets online beginning May 10.
Online ticketing fees will apply.


Box Office
For group sales, call the box office.

Regular Hours:
Tuesday–Friday: 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
(Extended hours on show days)

Ticket Exchange Fee (apply per ticket)
$4 Group and Season Ticket Exchange
$2 Individual Ticket Exchange
No Refunds

Directed by Gabriel Vanover

Called “the funniest musical of the decade” and praised for its unique balance of charm and comedy, this bright and witty, award-winning musical is a riotous ride, complete with audience participation. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee follows an eclectic group of six spellers as they vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their lives, the contestants spell their way through a series of words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing “ding” of the bell that signals the end of the road for them. Six spellers enter but only one will leave with the title of C-H-A-M-P-I-O-N—and you’ll leave sore from laughing!

Please note: Due to its humor, this production is estimated to be rated PG-13 and is not recommended for children.


June 19 @ 7:00 pm
June 26 @ 11:00 pm