Indy Spelling Bee

Presented by The New Harmony Project at Basile Theatre at the Historic Athenaeum, Indianapolis IN

Apr 01 2023
Indy Spelling Bee

Indy Spelling Bee is a hysterical NEW fundraiser presented by the creators of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.’ It’s a spelling bee —but for adults!

Get ready to L-A-U-G-H as Hoosier-born actor Karl Kenzler (House of Cards, Fringe) takes on the role of the evening’s Word Pronouncer – joined by this lineup of amazing celebrity spellers:

Shannon Purser (Barb from Stranger Things, Riverdale)
Deirdre Lovejoy (The Wire, The Blacklist)
Ashley Reyes (American Gods, How I Met Your Father, Walker)
Toby Onwumere (The Matrix Resurrections, Empire, Sense8)
Richard Ellis (Netflix’s I Am Not OK With This)

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Early Bird discount until March 1!

Individual tickets range from $50 – $125.

Spelling Bee Team entry fee varies. Learn more on this link.

Contact: (317) 527-1986


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  • Apr 1, 2023 at 07:00 pm - 09:30 pm (Sat)

Additional time info:

Spelling Bee Teams get VIP treatment and will attend the pre-show reception with celebrities!

Find out how you can create a Spelling Bee Team with up to 10 of your coworkers, friends, neighbors, book club members, or family members by visiting this link.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


  • Gallery 1 - Indy Spelling Bee
  • Celebrity Spellers lineup for Indy Spelling Bee


  • Deirdre Lovejoy invites you to join her and other celebrities at the Indy Spelling Bee on April 1, 2023.


Basile Theatre at the Historic Athenaeum

401 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Google Map of 401 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

COVID-19 Details

Face masks required: Recommended
Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test required: No
Reservations required: No
Social distancing: No
Limited capacity: Yes

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