YTN students prepare for “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” which opens March 9. Photo courtesy of Manny Cawaling

YTN students prepare for “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” which opens March 9. Photo courtesy of Manny Cawaling

Youth Theatre Northwest’s latest show opens this weekend

YTN presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” from March 9–April 1 on Mercer Island.

  • Friday, March 9, 2018 2:22pm
  • Life

Mercer Island’s Youth Theatre Northwest presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” from March 9–April 1 in the Parish Hall Theatre, 4400 86th Ave. SE.

In the show, an eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a soul crushing loss.

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” won the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book.

This show is best suited for a teen and adult audience, and tickets are only $10 for teens. There will be special youth oriented performances (for ages 10+) on March 11, 18 and 25.

Friday and Saturday performances will be at 7 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

For more, see www.youththeatre.org.


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