Dinner and a Show:
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Join your fellow alumni for an intimate evening of dining and hilarity with an award-winning musical featuring UNLV students, alumni, and faculty.
Winner of two Tony Awards including “Best Book,” the long one-act musical comedy centers on a fictional spelling bee. 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 teens spell their way through a series of [potentially made-up] words. Six spellers enter, one speller leaves!
Thursday, May 7
6-7:15 p.m. Dinner with featured speaker, Play Director Tim Bennett
Ferraro's Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar
4480 Paradise Rd., Ste. 200, Las Vegas, NV 89169 | Map
Menu - Passed appetizers to include caprese, meatballs, and roasted pepper bruschetta along with a pasta station featuring penne Pomodoro with garlic bread. Includes two (2) glasses of house red or white wine per guest.
8 p.m. Performance of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
UNLV Performing Arts Center at the Judy Bayley Theatre
(Corner of Cottage Grove and Maryland Parkway)
4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154 | Map
Admission & Tickets
Price includes dinner and a ticket for one (1) to the performance, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Registration deadline is May 1.
- UNLVIP members: $45
- General admission: $55
Performance tickets will be distributed at the reception at Ferraro's on the night of the event. Parking for the show is available at the parking garage on Cottage Grove, adjacent to the theatre.
About Our Speaker
Tim Bennett was the resident director of Disney’s THE LION KING in Las Vegas. He was also the original assistant director for Memphis. Tim has directed and choreographed numerous productions across the country including Urinetown, High School Musical, RENT, Macbeth, 42nd Street, Moon Over Buffalo, Lend Me A Tenor, and Vegas Vaudeville, as well as staged concerts with the Boston Pops including Bernstein On Broadway. Tim holds a bachelor's of fine arts in musical theatre and dance from The Boston Conservatory, and a master’s degree in directing from New York University.
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