This just in: The entire run of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at the Spokane Civic Theatre is already sold out.
That includes the two extra Saturday matinees that had already been added on to the regular run, which ends Feb. 20.
This is no big surprise, since (1) The show is in the small Studio Theatre space that seats less than 100 and (2) It's a hoot of a show that is getting great word of mouth.
The Civic may be wondering if it should have run upstairs on the much-larger-capacity Main Stage, yet the intimate setting is one of the reasons the show works so well.
You may be able to catch a cut-down version of the show in March. The Civic plans on making this show its competition show for the 2011 Kaleidoscope Festival — which will be hosted by Civic March 11-13.