Featured Event: Leawood Stage Company presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Leawood Stage Company presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.  Join us for evening performances November 4, 5, 6, & 11, 12, 13 at 7:30 p.m. or Sunday matinees November 7 & 14 at 2:00 p.m. at Avila University’s new Black Box Theatre.  LSC is thrilled to partner with Avila and be among the first to perform in this beautiful new space. 

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, conceived by Rebecca Feldman and a vibrant score by William Finn, 

This musical comedy introduces us to an eclectic group of six tweens (played by adult actors) who vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime, while candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives.  The bee is run by three equally quirky grown-ups. 

Our talented cast includes Brooke Ariel, Robin Carroll-Dolci, John Carver, Brittany Hill, Aaron Hoffman, Michael O’Brien, C.J. Miller, Bailey Self, and Michaela Sewalson. 

LSC proudly continues our tradition of supporting the community with a book drive benefiting Shawnee Community Services and Literacy KC.  Bring new or gently used books to donate for readers of all ages and receive a ticket for a FREE popcorn. Bring two or more books and receive a FREE popcorn AND soft drink.  

Leawood Stage Company, now in its 23rd year, presents high-quality community theater.  Join us at Avila University’s newly renovated Goppert Performing Arts Center, 11901 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO  64145.

This show is rated PG-13. Masks are required in the building.

For general admission tickets and information, visit www.leawoodstageco.org.