April 2, 2022 7:00 pm
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“25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”: EMU Theatre Department.

Apr. 1–3 & 8–10. EMU theater staff member Pam Cardell directs EMU drama students in William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin’s Tony-winning 2004 musical comedy about  the quirky contestants in a spelling bee  and the equally quirky grown-ups who run it. An unusual aspect of the show is that 4 audience members are invited on stage to compete in the spelling bee. Music direction by EMU lecturer and composer R. MacKenzie Lewis. 7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), EMU Legacy Theater, 124 Judy Sturgis Hill Bldg., Ypsilanti. Tickets $12–18 in advance at EMUtix.com & at the door. 487-2282.

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