The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

By Rachel Sheinkin & William Finn

Directed by Kara Ernst

"Spelling Bee" centers on six nerdy, adolescent overachievers facing off in the spelling championship of a lifetime. They compete against each other as well as members of the audience. Hostess for the proceedings is a nostalgic former spelling bee winner. The word pronouncer is a last-minute substitute, a mildly insane vice principal. When contestants misspell, they're escorted off stage by a "comfort counselor," who is an ex-con completing his community service.

Produced by Racine Theatre Guild at Racine Theatre Guild Auditorium, 2519 Northwestern Ave., Racine

Performances: July 18-27, 2014

Performance Times: Fri. & Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. Also 7/19 at 4 p.m., 7/24 at 7 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $10-15 on Thursday, $14-19 all others

Call 262-633-4218 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Open auditions at Racine Theatre Guild (no appointments. Sat., May 10, 1 p.m. & Sun., May 11, 7 p.m. Singing roles for 9 adults: 3 men & 3 women ages 18-40, 2 men & 1 woman ages 25-60. Details posted at or call 262-633-4218.