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Six Spellers Enter: One Speller Leaves & The Losers Gets a Juice Box

April 7, 2023

Winner of the Tony and 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 sixth-graders arrives at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. Sweet and shy Olive brings only her best friend (the dictionary) with her to the bee; bold and hyperallergic speller William Barfee uses his “magic foot” to propel him to greatness; former champion Chip is struggling with his burgeoning puberty; easily distracted Leaf is unconvinced that he’s smart enough to be a challenger; overachiever Marcy is disappointed by her consistent success; and politically aware Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre only wants to impress her gay dads. In hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals his/her hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition. With an engaging, tuneful score by William Finn and a sweet, funny book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee causes audiences to fall in love, both with the show itself and its “perspicacious,” “jocular,” and “effervescent” spellers.

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

Lap Tickets are available for purchase for children 2 years and under and only available at the Box Office. Everyone in the theater must have a ticket.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee presented by LCA Performing Arts Company at The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center will be Thursday, May 25th, 2023 - 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 26th, 2023 - 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 27th, 2023 - 2:00 p.m. Tickets start at $35.00. Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. You can purchase tickets online at: - By phone at: (877) 311-7469. Or: (954) 462-0222 or in person at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center box office Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 5:00 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to each performance. For Group Sales, please call: (954) 660-6307.

LCA Performing Arts
The mission at LCA Performing Arts is to create an environment that nurtures students’ talents and helps them achieve their personal goals. They believe in creating a cooperative and socially amiable atmosphere that promotes artists' collaboration and social affability. We encourage students to widen their horizons and try different dancing genres from Ballet to Hip Hop and Break. The possibilities – when you enroll in LCA – are endless since they specialize not only in singing, acting, and dancing for musical theatre, movies, and television, but also in martial arts and acrobatics. Furthermore, they strive to instill self-discipline, confidence, and an affinity towards image building in their students that makes them keen on adopting plausible work ethics. Based in Miami, their academy is eager to produce multi-talented performers whose talents are cultivated under the guidance of their experienced and skilled instructors.

Their teaching staff and programs can not only cater to raw talents, but they can also help skilled performers reach their maximum potential by enrolling in master-level classes.

Whatever personal goal you may have in your mind as a performer, LCA can definitely help you achieve it!

Parking at The Culture Center
Free parking is available in the lots adjacent to the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center in front of the Aventura Community Recreation Center and the Aventura City of Excellence School.

Valet service is available for most performances at $20 per vehicle. Valet parking is located at the main entrance of the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, in the circular drive. There is a convenient drop-off area in front of the building.

The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center is located at: 3385 Northeast 188th Street, Aventura, Florida 33180.

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