The WMU Theatre Guild invites you to be a special guest for an exclusive fundraising experience in support of student scholarships. There are 2 outdoor performance experiences to choose from! You can see either Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream or the very funny musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
All event activities will be held outside in the Miller Fountain Plaza at WMU. There are strict capacity limits and social distancing measures in place, and masks are required.
Saturday, May 22nd at 5pm – 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Sunday, May 23rd at 5pm – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Friday the 28th at 6pm – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Saturday, May 29th at 2pm - 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Friday, June 4th at 6pm - 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Saturday, June 5th at 5pm - 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
TICKETS: $65 each
• Includes a show ticket to one of the outdoor performances, a gift bag, and a
post-show experience with the show's cast and creative team members.
• At least $45 of each ticket is tax-deductible.
• The limited number of 25 guests per night will ensure social distancing. Masks are required.
ABOUT THE SHOWS:
THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Music and Lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin
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.
Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by William Shakespeare
Four brawling lovers, caught in a dispute of increasingly magical proportions; a crew of committed mechanicals; and one roguish sprite, hell-bent on wreaking as much havoc as possible… What could possibly go wrong?
Exploding with dramatic poetry, mischief and merriment, this outdoor adventure will kick-off your summer with much-needed, and much-deserved fun.