Spelling Bee on stage
Theater at the Center is T-H-R-I-L-L-E-D to present the two-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" through Aug. 18. It is the touching story of a group of prepubescent overachievers who are pitted against one another in the spelling challenge of a lifetime. The production will be directed by David Perkovich with a press opening at 7 p.m. July 14. Performances are Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m.; Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m. and select Thursday evenings and 2:30 p.m. Saturday dates. To purchase individual tickets, call (219) 836-3255 or Tickets.com at (800) 511-1552.