Day-Of-Performance Drawing Gives Fans a Chance to
See SPELLING BEE for Only $25

A drawing for chances to purchase SPELLING BEE tickets at $25 each will take place before every performance at the Drury Lane Theatre at Water Tower Place.

Entry forms will be available on the day of the performance. Two hours prior to each performance names will be drawn. The names drawn will be entitled to purchase one or two tickets at $25 each. You must be present and cash and a photo-ID are required to purchase these tickets.

Game Night!

Can You Spell F-R-I-E-N-D-L-Y C-O-M-P-E-T-I-T-I-O-N?

Get a taste of the action, pre-BEE, at Putnam County’s very own pre-show GAME NIGHT for only $29* including a ticket to the show!

Gather in the lobby of the Drury Lane Theatre and challenge fellow spelling enthusiasts to America’s favorite word games like Scrabble, Boggle, and Taboo! each Wednesday evening before the show. This boisterous and exciting pre-show battle of wits is highlighted by the one and only Hungry, Hungry Hippos Spelling Championship – the first of its kind anywhere!

After dazzling your opponents with your Triple Word Score skills, sit back and let the masters show you the true meaning of competition.

This special Wednesday Game Night edition of the BEE is yours for the price of only $29 per ticket. Use the code “GAME” when ordering.

Wednesdays- 6:00 Pre-Show Board Games, 7:30 Performance

*Wednesday evening performances only, excluding December 27, 2006. Subject to availability. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. Normal ticketing and handling fees may apply. Other restrictions may apply.

Can you spell L-I-B-A-T-I-O-N?

Picked last in gym? Get a mental workout every Thursday at Lincoln Park’s favorite bar, Tonic Room. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Onion, and Miller Lite proudly present Tonic Room's very own spelling bee! Spell your way toward 15 minutes of fame and the chance to take home tickets to Chicago’s very own musical comedy smash hit. Sign up for spellers begins promptly at 9:00 p.m.

Tonic Room
2447 N. Halsted St.
21+, Thursdays



No stranger to wedgies? Let out a little steam at Guess Hookah’s Bingo Night featuring special Spelling Bee-themed games. Relax on the lounge’s plush couches, enjoy the tobacco of your choice, and play to win prizes including tickets to The 25th AnnualPutnamCounty Spelling Bee. Guess Hookah’s celebrity bingo-callers, all local comedians, promise to keep the mood light. Bingo begins at 9:00 p.m.

Guess Hookah
1829 W. Chicago Ave.
18+, Thursdays

Brunch with a side of Scrabble

Never sat with the cool crowd? Now you can. Come join in for a few games of Scrabble at Swim Cafe on Sundays and you might walk away with Spelling Bee tickets! Delight your palate with the café’s sweet treats, sandwiches, or salads while you dazzle your friends with your spelling skills. You’ll be rewarded for triple word scores and winning words with prizes ranging from beverages to Bee tickets! Participants are encouraged to arrive between 1-4 p.m.

Swim Cafe
1357 W. Chicago Ave.
All ages, Sundays



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