Most agree that musicals are the best way to deliver a catchy message ever since science discovered a vaccine for singing telegrams. Enjoy infectious tunes with this GrouponLive deal. For $22, you get two tickets to see The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the Beverly Arts Center (up to a $49 value, including all fees). Best-available seating will be assigned upon purchase. Choose from the following performances:
- Friday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, May 6, at 3:30 p.m.
- Friday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, May 12, at 3:30 p.m.
- Saturday, May 12, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, May 13, at 3:30 p.m.<p>
Eccentric eggheads battle in a war of the words in the Tony Award–winning Off Broadway hit The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The one-act musical centers on six adolescent overachievers, each mired in their own unique form of pubescent angst as they embark on a comic quest to win a spelling competition. The play’s hilarity endures while the affable outcasts battle batty judges, frustrating pronouncers, and unhelpful usage-in-a-sentence examples.
During each performance, four volunteer audience members hop on stage to compete in the bee along with the characters, creating the most fun interaction between actor and audience since Laurence Olivier’s infamous stage dives. The Beverly Arts Center’s 400-seat Main Stage Theater intimately illuminates the proceedings, allowing audiences a crystal-clear view of young hopes being crushed by the word “crepuscule.” Due to innuendo and alternative spellings for four-letter words, the play is recommended for audiences 13 years of age and up.
Beverly Arts Center
Art. Education. Community. Non-Profit. These four words succinctly sum up the mission of Beverly Art Center, a cultural hub in the historic Beverly Hills, Morgan Park neighborhood. The heart of the member-supported center is the 400-seat Main Stage theater, which hosts plays, dance recitals, and concerts. But the venue is equally dedicated to education, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in ceramics and film classes at the School of the Arts or attend literary events with actual authors instead of just their dust jacket photos. A spacious art gallery hosts rotating exhibitions of contemporary works by both national and regional artists.