KCC to present ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

Cast members from KCC's upcoming production of "Spelling Bee" pictured during a recent dress rehearsal.

Cast members from KCC’s upcoming production of “Spelling Bee” pictured during a recent dress rehearsal.

How do you spell entertainment? K-C-C. That’s how it’ll be spelled in Battle Creek, at least, during  Kellogg Community College’s run of the comedic musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” later this month.

The play will be performed in KCC’s Binda Theatre, 450 North Ave., and is scheduled to run Friday through Sunday, March 15-17, and Friday through Sunday, March 22-24. Friday and Saturday shows will begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday shows will begin at 3 p.m.

Brad Poer, director of the production and a theater instructor at KCC, said the play – which features a cast of adult actors playing the roles of intense 10- to 12-year-old spelling bee competitors – is an unpredictable, side-splitting musical sure to bring the audience to tears of laughter and tenderness.

“Besides the awesome music and crazy characters, the most unique and unpredictable element of this show is that members of the audience are encouraged to volunteer to be spellers in The Bee onstage with the actors,” Poer said. “No prior acting experience is needed – audience members can show up 20 to 30 minutes before the show starts to fill out a form for a chance at one of four slots per night. It will truly be a different show every night.”

Tickets to KCC’s production of “Spelling Bee” are $5 for students and senior citizens and $10 for members of the general public. They will be available at the door or can be reserved by calling 269-965-4154.

For more information about KCC’s production, visit www.kellogg.edu/performart/theatre/productions.html or contact Director Brad Poer at poerb@kellogg.edu.

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