Community Players present Tony award-winning play


The Copper Cities Community Players presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” on May 12, 13, 19 and 20 at the Old Courthouse Theater in Globe. This musical comedy pits a colorfully zany group of junior high students against each other in a spell-off in fictional Putnam County.

The ensemble of precocious spellers reveals as much about their eccentricities and foibles as it does about their spelling mastery. Each has their own singular story to tell and a song to belt it out with.

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” was originally performed on Broadway with music and lyrics by William Finn. It won a prestigious Tony award for best book.

Will the spellers hear the life-affirming word “Correct!” from the Vice Principal? Or the “Ding of Doom” and a melancholy “good bye, good bye, good bye” from the others who have yet to be ex-spelled?

All of the actors and vocalists in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” are from the local area. You’ll spot some familiar faces from previous Community Players productions, but there’s newer talent as well. Some lucky audience members will also get their chance at spelling glory.

Evening performances are at 7 p.m. with a matinee on Saturday, May 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets for evening performances are $20 and available at the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts. Please contact JoNell Brantley at 928-425-8111 for more information.