BAAY Presents: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

  • June 2 - 11, 2023
  • New Prospect Theatre (June 2-4) & BAAY Theatre (June 9-11)

    Bellingham, Washington
Ticket Price $12.00-$18.00 This event is now over

This Tony Award winning Broadway musical tells the story of an eclectic group of six tweens hoping to win the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, they spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words. A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, this bee is one unforgettable experience.


Cast 1 Performances: June 2 and 3 at 7:00 PM, June 3 and 4 at 2:00 PM (at the New Prospect Theatre)

Cast 2 Performances: June 9 and 10 at 7:00 PM, June 10 and 11 at 2:00 PM (at the BAAY Theatre)



New Prospect Theatre (207 Prospect St)

BAAY Theatre (1059 N State St)


Note: Online ticket sales will close 2 hours before each showtime.

If tickets sell out online, there are still 15-20 seats available at the door. Please arrive 45 minutes prior to showtime to purchase from the box office. If you purchase tickets online but arrive late to a sold-out performance, your seats may be re-sold to individuals on the waitlist.


For disability accommodations, please email

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Date & Time

Jun 2 - 11, 2023

Venue Details

New Prospect Theatre (June 2-4) & BAAY Theatre (June 9-11)

Bellingham, Washington New Prospect Theatre (June 2-4) & BAAY Theatre (June 9-11)
Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth

Founded in 2006, Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts education organization that offers quality instruction in theater, choir, dance, music, and visual arts to youth ages 5-17. The mission of BAAY is to enrich children’s lives through the exploration of the arts.

BAAY serves approximately 1400 children annually in our campus theatre, and in EduArts after-school enrichment classes in elementary schools throughout Whatcom County. Through our programs, we create community, and teach children confidence, character and creativity.

BAAY is committed to serving all children in our community. We believe that the arts are a basic and essential component of all children’s education. As part of our work toward equity, we never turn a child away for financial reasons, and in the last three years we’ve provided an average of over $30,000 a year in annual scholarship assistance to remove barriers to participation. As we grow, we are expanding our EduArts school-based programs to include fully subsidized after-school classes in Bellingham’s Title-I schools, bringing the arts into the schools to reach children who need them.

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