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Collin Theatre Center Presents "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

April 19, 2017 – Collin Theatre Center closes out its 2016-2017 season with “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” opening Saturday, April 29 in Collin College's Black Box Theatre.

Directed by Collin College Professor of Theatre Robin Armstrong, “Spelling Bee” is a six-time nominated Tony Award winning musical that tells the story of five eccentric kids vying for first prize, bragging rights and, most importantly, a trip to the National Spelling Bee Competition.

“Mathlete, athlete, theatre geek or cheerleader, whatever your school days legacy, you'll connect with the plucky courage and got-to-win energy of these spelling bee contestants," Armstrong said.

Show times are: 8 p.m., Saturday, April 29; 8 p.m., Monday-Saturday, April 28-May 6; and 2:15 p.m., Sunday, April 30 and Saturday, May 6. Advance purchase tickets are required and seating is limited. The Black Box Theatre is located on Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. For more information about the musical or to purchase tickets, visit

Collin College serves more than 53,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,100 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.