Posted by Sean Flynt on 2010-11-17
The Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman Theatre and Dance Series at Samford University will present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Nov. 18-20 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 21 at 2:30 p.m. in Harrison Theatre on the Samford campus.
The Tony Award–winning musical comedy by William Finn,based on a book by Rachel Sheinkin, tells the story of a fictional middle-America spelling bee, the six adolescents who compete and three hilariously insecure adults.
The play takes full advantage of the ability to put individual characters in the spotlight, exploring their thoughts, hopes and home life.
Tickets are $12 (adult), $9 (55+) and $6 (student/child)
For tickets and information call (205) 726-2853
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.