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Detour Company Theatre presents   

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 

Join Detour Company Theatre on this riotous ride as they spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words in this delightful den of comedic genius. 

Friday, Jun 10, 2022, 7 p.m.


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About the Event

Detour Company Theatre presents two exciting productions in June. Two shows mean double the fun! Join us on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Come back on Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. for Once Upon a Mattress. These two musical comedies are sure to leave you laughing and smiling all the way home. 

Winner of the Tony® and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, features a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a vibrant score by William Finn for an unforgettable experience. 

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents 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 words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! A riotous ride, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius. 

Accessibility Detour aims to create shows which are accessible for all. All performances have ASL interpretation, audio description, and captioning. If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact [email protected]. 

Detour Company Theatre showcases the theatrical talent, courage, and artistry of adults with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities. These vibrant and family-friendly musical productions are sure to leave you smiling, dancing, and inspired. 


Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia G. Piper Theater
7380 E 2nd St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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Tickets are free; donations accepted. Patrons will be seated on a first-come-first-served basis


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