'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'

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Come follow along as several young people learn that "winning isn't everything" during the performance of the Tony-Award winning Broadway show "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" on Wednesday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center.

Here's a bit about the play from a press release:

In the Tony-Award winning new musical comedy THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. SPELLING BEE has been hailed by the Wall Street Journal as “perfect in every possible way – that rarity of rarities, a super-smart musical that is also a bona fide crowd pleaser.” This tuneful, offbeat and at times heartwarming show offers audience members the opportunity (strictly voluntary) to become part of the action as on-stage spellers. The New York Times calls SPELLING BEE, “irresistible, riotously funny and remarkably ingenious – gold stars all around.”

And as an added bonus, North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey has a small roll in the play.

And the local performance of the musical has just gotten a thumbs up from Post and Courier reviewer Carol Furtwangler.

Tickets are $60, $50, and $30 and can be bought online or at ticket offices.