Theater troupe stages ‘Putnam County Spelling Bee’ comedy

Fountain Hills Theater presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” May 8-24. From left, Eric Williams, Chad Campbell, Cassie Chilton, Ryan Jordan, Brian Anderson, Sara Matin, Victoria Fairclough, Matthew Cary and Alex Gonzalez in the foreground. (Submitted photo)

Fountain Hills Theater presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” May 8-24. From left, Eric Williams, Chad Campbell, Cassie Chilton, Ryan Jordan, Brian Anderson, Sara Matin, Victoria Fairclough, Matthew Cary and Alex Gonzalez in the foreground. (Submitted photo)

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is spelled W-O-N-D-E-R-F-U-L and follows six awkward adolescents (played by eight adults and one adolescent) through their daunting and hilarious championship quest.

As they navigate the tournament’s pressures, the eccentric coterie finds a new sense of belonging. Along the way, they learn that there is more to life than winning a trophy.

Fountain Hills Theater presents the musical comedy, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” May 8-24 at the theater, 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd. in Fountain Hills.

The play is produced by Patty Torrilhon and directed by Peter J. Hill. The show stars Brian Anderson, Chad Campbell, Matthew Cary, Cassie Chilton, Victoria Fairclough, Alex Gonzalez, Ryan Jordan, Sara Matin and Eric Williams.

Performances are 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. A reception will be held opening night for all those attending that evening, featuring free appetizers, wine and soft drinks.

Individual tickets are $33 for adults and $28 for youth 17 and under. Seniors receive a $5 discount on all Thursday performances. Group rates and student rush discounts are available.

The production contains adult language and situations.

Call 480-837-9661, Ext. 3 or visit www.fhtaz.org. Box Office Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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