Northern Michigan Events: The Manistee Civic Players will perform The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a musical, October 12-21, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. each evening, at the Ramsdell Theatre in Manistee.

The show centers on a fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School. Six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by three equally quirky grown-ups. Conceived by Rebecca Feldman; music and lyrics by William Finn; book by Rachel Sheinkin.

A $1.00 fee for restoration of the Ramsdell Theatre is applied to each ticket.