NU Theatre presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” – Dec. 1-11

In Upcoming Events, by , on November 29th, 2016

From Dec. 1 – 11, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” will be presented by the Niagara University Theatre. This is the hilarious tale of six prepubescent, misfit contestants, vying for the championship of a lifetime, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves.  Featuring an appealing cast of lovable characters, a comic yet touching book and a truly bright and lively score, the play captures the anguish, elation and heartache that make growing up so excruciatingly wonderful.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will be on stage in the Leary Theatre within the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Clet Hall, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1 and Thursday, Dec 8. The musical will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Dec 2, 3, 9 and 10. In addition, 2 p.m. matinees will be held on Dec. 3, 4 (with post-show discussion), 10 and 11. 

There are three ways to purchase tickets for NU Theatre productions:

Ticket Information:

1) ONLINE:  We offer one of the lowest service fees online. Simply go to: to purchase your tickets, select your seat locations and print your tickets. Ticket packages make it simpler: you need only to input your personal information one time. Also, your preferred seat locations can be assigned to all ticket purchases (or the closest seats available). If you order two or more productions during one transaction, you only have to input your personal information one time.

2) IN PERSON: Visit our box office in the lobby of the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Clet Hall:  Monday-Friday 2:30-5:30 p.m. and one hour prior to curtain.

3) BOX OFFICE TELEPHONE AND EMAILPLEASE NOTE OUR NEW BOX OFFICE NUMBER! Call 716-286-8685 or send an e-mail to  Voicemail messages and emails are returned as soon as possible.

Ticket prices “Spelling Bee”

$20 general admission for adults $15 for NU employees, NU alumni, Friends of NU Theatre, Seniors 62 and over; and Youth 21 and younger (non-NU)

Tickets for NU Students: NU Students with a valid NU ID are entitled to one ticket per main stage production and readers’ theater.

Student Rush Policy: Any non-NU student, 21 and younger, with a current student ID card, may be admitted free of charge when there are seats available. Such tickets will be distributed five minutes prior to curtain. To guarantee tickets, purchase a discounted Youth ticket for only $15.