As a kid, participating in spelling bees was a lose/lose situation. Spell a word wrong onstage in front of all of your friends and you look like an idiot. Win the whole thing and you immediately realize that the title of "Spelling Bee Winner" does not get you the chicks. In fact, the ladies are more annoyed than impressed that you can spell "copulation." So, I say, avoid real spelling bees, and see spelling bee musicals instead. At 8 p.m. Tuesday, watch The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm St. As a warning, part of the show does include dragging members of the audience onstage to participate in the bee. So, be prepared to hide in the bathroom during that part. Tickets are $15 to $65. Call 214-631-ARTS or visit dallassummermusicals.org.
Nov. 28-Dec. 3