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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee coming to Jobe Auditorium stage

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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.

Join The Delta Players, under the direction of Dr. Noah Lelek, for performances April 22-25 at 7:30 p.m. in Jobe Hall Auditorium on the campus of Delta State.

Ticket prices are $8 for adults, $5 for children and $3 for Delta State ID holders. Cash will be accepted at the door. This performance is appropriate for audiences 13 and over.

“This is the first musical The Delta Players has produced since 2004 and we are excited about building relationships and collaborating with other departments on campus,” said Lelek. “We have faculty and students from theatre, music, English, Delta Music Institute and many other departments all working together to create this show. ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ is a well-written, comedic musical with heart that is guaranteed to please audience members.”

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.

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 life, the tweens spell their way through a series of potentially made-up words hoping to never 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.

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Delta Players present mini-festival

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The Delta Players will present a mini-festival of summer theatre right here in the Delta on July 25-26. There will be two shows: “Fables From Around the World,” and the titular piece, “Mississippi Originals.”

“Fables From Around The World,” is adapted from the classic fables “Anansi the Spider,” “The Emperor and the Nightingale” and “Rikki Tikki Tavi.” It is directed by Amber Wolfe as a delightful show for all ages.

“With a cast comprised of both children and adults, including Delta State students, community members, and even a visiting Robertson Scholar, this is sure to be an enchanting event for the entire family,” said Michael Ewing, instructor of communication studies and theatre arts and co-director of The Delta Players.

A free performance will be presented July 25 at 1 p.m. at the Robinson Carpenter Public Library in Cleveland, and a paid performance will be offered July 26 at noon in Jobe Hall Auditorium on Delta State’s campus for $5.

“Mississippi Originals” is a new edition of the Delta Players’ Variety Show that focuses on material written, crafted, adapted and/or reinterpreted by Mississippians. Featuring stories, monologues, sketches, songs and poetry, this fan favorite will take place at Hey Joe’s on July 25 and July 26 at 10 p.m. There will be a $5 cover charge, and the show is recommended for mature audiences.

Contact Ewing at 662-846-4075 for more information.