The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents battle 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 "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.
Rating: PG (presence of mild language and diverse representations)
Van Meter School Performing Arts Center