Last Weekend for PCT’s “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

Leaf Coneybear (Max DeBaltzo) advances to the next round of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Image by JAMS Photography

October 14, 2022
By Rachel Scofield

This is the final weekend for Pickerington Community Theatre’s (PCT) production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the Wigwam Event Center.

Spelling Bee follows “an eclectic group of six mid-pubescents as they vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.” – MCI shows.

A few members of the audience will be selected to compete as well including some familiar names. On Saturday Pickerington Local School Board President Vanessa Niekamp will be a contestant in the Bee.

The remaining performances are October 14-16.  Friday and Saturday shows begin 8 pm with the Sunday matinee at 2 pm.

Pickerington Mayor Lee Gray competed in the Spelling Bee last Sunday. Photo from PCT’s Facebook

Tickets are $19.00 per adult, $17.00 for seniors and $17.00 for children 12 and younger.  You may purchase tickets online (up to two hours before showtime) or at the theater on the day of your selected performance (one hour before showtime). Tickets purchased online will be available for pick up at the will call table at the theater one hour before showtime. If you have any questions, please call the PCT Box Office at (614) 508-0036.

The Wigwam Theatre is located at 10190 Blacklick-Eastern Road Northwest in Pickerington.

Coming up next, the PCT will perform Frozen Jr. December 2-11. Tickets will be available for purchase on the PCT website.

You will soon be able to purchase tickets for PCT’s 2023 season which includes “The Foreigner”, “Beauty & the Beast”, “School of Rock” and “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some)”.