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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
September 30th - October 3rd, 2021 AZ Time
Online sale ends: 10/01/21 at 9:00pm AZ Time
Evelyn Smith Music Theatre
50 E. Gammage Parkway
Tempe, AZ 85281
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25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee  is an in-person, Reserved Seating event.


25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Music and lyrics by William Finn

Book by Rachel Sheinkin

Conceived by Rebecca Feldman

Directed and choreographed by Seth Tucker

Music Direction by Kevin White (‘22)


Laugh-out-loud funny and effortlessly endearing, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed its way into Broadway history as a modern classic. A quirky group of mid-pubescent spellers compete for the championship title. Six spellers enter, one speller leaves. At least the losers get a juice box! Experience the dramatic ups and downs on the wild ride to first place. With an engaging, tuneful score by William Finn and a sweet, H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S 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.


Content Warning:

Suitable for audiences ages 12 and up.

Notice about purchasing tickets:

At this time, all ticket sales are ONLINE ONLY. There will be no in-person sales at the event. Please purchase tickets in advance. Guests who do not have a ticket at the door will be directed to purchase them online.  Additional ticket service fees apply to every purchase.


Notice to Herberger Institute Faculty, Staff, Students and Mirabella Residents:

HIDA Faculty, Staff, Students and Mirabella residents will now redeem complimentary tickets for eligible events online directly through the ticketing system. Click ‘Buy Tickets’ then:

Faculty/Staff: Select one or two 'Faculty/Staff' tickets

ASU students: Select one ‘Student’ ticket

Mirabella Residents: Select one 'Adult' ticket 

All: Enter your 10-digit ASU ID as the coupon code, then click the ‘Apply’ button to complete the order. 

For assistance, email hiboxoffice@asu.edu.


Notice about ASU Safety policies:

All attendees are required to agree to adhere to ASU policies. At this time, consistent with CDC guidelines for colleges and universities, FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED IN THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC, DANCE AND THEATRE INDOOR PERFORMANCE SPACES, and strongly encouraged in our outdoor spaces when physical distancing is not possible. We ask that you monitor for cold/flu/COVID-like symptoms, and stay home if you are unwell. Our safety policy permits performers to remove face coverings for performance as they are frequently testing and monitoring their health. ALL POLICIES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE and ticket holders will be notified via email prior to the event date should this occur. 

University COVID-19 information may be found at https://eoss.asu.edu/health/announcements/coronavirus.

Licensing information:

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is presented through special arrangement with

Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


Items Not Allowed
No food or beverages (other than water bottles with lids) are allowed inside the seating area of the venues. No recording devices allowed.

Presented By

Event starts at 7:30pm
Doors open at 7:00pm

Adult: $22.00
Student: $12.00
Senior: $16.00
Faculty/Staff: $16.00
Adult Wheelchair: $22.00
Faculty/Staff Wheelchair: $16.00
Student Wheelchair: $12.00
Senior Wheelchair: $16.00


Evelyn Smith Music Theatre<br> 50 E. Gammage Parkway<br> Tempe, 85281




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