The 105th season of the Players of Utica opens Friday, September 15th with a raucous, interactive production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

The Players of Utica describes the show this way:

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.

There's only one winner. Or, two, if you count the audience, which gets to participate in every show.

  • September 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 at 7:30pm
  • September 17 & 24 at 2:00pm
  • $20.00 regular admission
  • $17.00 senior admission
  • $10.00 student admission (valid ID required)
  • ($2.00 from each ticket sale goes directly to the Capital Fund)

Players of Utica is a non-profit community theatre that has been continuously producing shows in central New York since 1913.


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