October 4-6, 2024

Grab a D-I-C-T-I-O-N-A-R-Y and welcome to Spelling Bee! This heartfelt Tony-Award winning musical follows a group of wonderfully unique and impassioned adolescents (played by adults) as they compete for the bee championship. Winner of the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

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 spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves a champion! At least the losers get a juice box.

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PRODUCTION TEAM

Director: TBA
Music Director: TBA
Choreographer: TBA
Technical Director: TBA

Running Time

Approximately 2h (includes intermission)

Content Advisory

Rated PG13 for mature content, sexual innuendo and mild adult language.

Recommended for adults and teens, however we always encourage you to use your judgment based on your own research of the show, your own sensibilities, and a child’s age and maturity level.

Dinner Time

Friday – 6:30PM
Saturday – 6:30PM
Sunday – 12:30PM

Menu

RRT is proud to offer chef created meal with more options to our patrons!

Coming Soon

Full bar service and chef created desserts will also be available during all performances

VENUE

RUBY THEATRE

610 S. 10TH STREET,
St. Joseph, MO

Alternative Purchase Locations

In-Person:
Ruby Theatre
615 S. 10th Street

 

By Phone:
816.232.1778

 

At the Door:
Ruby Theatre Box Office
45 minutes prior to show