THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM SPELLING BEE COUNTY is announced at the Athens Theater

Did you hear the buzz? From June 2-12, don’t be stung with regret that you missed one of the funniest and most heartwarming shows around, as “…Spelling Bee” hits the stage at the historic Athens Theater from DeLand!

Under the supervision of three hilariously immature adults, six larger-than-life spellers compete for first place in a spirited rivalry for the national spelling bee. The fast-paced contest (complete with revealing flashbacks) wraps the audience’s heart around the tweens, reveals the conflicting forces at work in each of them, and engages the audience in the fears of failure, the needs of children’s approval and hopes. Hit,

This offbeat yet touching musical will leave audiences delighted to have witnessed a truly wonderful performance.

Presented in association with Music Theater International (MTI)

Not recommended for audiences under 13 years old.

Tickets: All tickets are available online at the Athens Theater website ( or by calling the box office at (386) 736-1500. Box office hours are Wednesday through Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. before live performances. Price: Preferred $35 (AE row, center) and General $30.

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