BRATTLEBORO- So what if you can’t spell “trichotillomania.” Someone can, and that someone might just be on the stage of the Latchis Theatre on Saturday, April 6, playing in the fifth annual Spell Check, a Spelling Bee for Grown-Ups, sponsored by Latchis Arts. Join master of ceremonies Tom Bodett for the fifth year in a row as he weaves words into wordplay to host this popular, whimsical, bona fide grown-up spelling bee. Teams of three compete against each other and the dreaded Spell Check countdown jingle, composed for Spell Check by composer Derek Jordan. There are preliminary, semifinal and final rounds, until the winning team emerges to claim bragging rights and their team’s name on the Latchis Theatre marquee.
There will be a raffle prize drawing at the event, no need to be present to win. Grand prize is two tickets to attend a live taping of “Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me” in Tanglewood, MA, this August, as well as wonderful prizes donated by local businesses. Raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20 and can be purchased by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org and at the Latchis Theatre during Spell Check.
The community is invited to spell along (silently, of course) and cheer on the spelling teams. Tickets can be purchased at BrattleboroTix.com or at the door. Tickets are $10 for grown-ups and $8 for kids.