Dinner Theater

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling BeeOctober 1-3 and 8-10

Vermillion Players is returning to our stage with The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee! This is a show only performance but shares many qualities (including exceptional performances) with our previous productions.

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 (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. Featuring Dawn Cardwell, Chloe Clayton, Samantha Farb, Brett Gosteli, Thomas McElwee, Brittany Roper, Brooke Sauter, Dan Schweizer, and G. William Zorn. Please note, this show is rated PG-13.

Showtimes are October 1, 2, 8, and 9 at 7pm and October 3 and 10 at 2pm. Doors will open half an hour before the scheduled start time. All tickets are general admission and can be purchased in advance beginning September 13 at pontiaceagle.com or by calling 815-844-1187 from 10:00AM-4:00PM Monday through Friday. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for children under 18. Beverages and snacks will be available to purchase.

In an effort to protect the health and safety of our audience, volunteers, actors, and staff, we will be following all current IDPH COVID-19 safety guidelines. At this time all audience members will need to be masked unless eating or drinking. We understand that the situation is constantly evolving. Changes to our policies will be announced on our website, social media pages, and will be sent to all current ticket holders at the time of the change. While we are incredibly excited for the return of live theatre, the safety of everyone involved is our top priority.