The Bethany College Theatre Department will present “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” on February 2-4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Burnett Center on Bethany’s campus.

The long one-act musical comedy first appeared on Broadway in 2005 and won the Tony for Best Book. The show centers on a fictional spelling bee featuring a quirky cast of characters.

An unusual aspect of the show is that four real audience members are invited on stage to compete in the spelling bee alongside the actors. There is some language and adult content and probably best for mature audiences, according to Greg LeGault, director and chair of the college’s theatre department.

The musical cast includes Isaiah Fabrizius, Christian Cooper, Mikey Baker, Noah Parks, Annie Halterman, Allison Waymire, Alyssa Wierman, Landon Slipke, Kayln Powers, and Freddie Loeffler. The stage manager is Sydney Johnson.

Tickets for the production are available at the door for $8 and $5 for seniors and students.