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The Auburn Community Players present
The Auburn Community Players present 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' on May 31 and June 1, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 at the Ave.
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For the Reporter

The Auburn Community Players ask you: "Can you handle the pressures of the Bee?"

For its spring performance, ACP presents "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" at 7:30 p.m. May 31, June 1, 7, 8, 14, 15 and 2 p.m. June 9 at the Auburn Avenue Theater.

You may just find yourself a finalist amidst these tweens on your way to the National Bee. The production is rated PG-13.

Spelling Bee follows six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, as they learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.

Will our lonely competitors find the love or friendships they are looking for? Can they overcome their overbearing or neglectful parents to do what's best for themselves? And, in the end, who will be crowned Spelling Bee Champion?

The Auburn Community Players is composed of local, volunteer actors from the community. They produce two musicals a year, rehearsing and building sets and costumes in their spare time.

To audition or volunteer, visit the ACP Facebook page or contact the Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department.

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'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'

• What: Auburn Community Players presentation

• When: 7:30 p.m. May 31, June 1, 7, 8, 14, 15; 2 p.m. June 9

• Where: Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave.

• Tickets: $14 regular, $12 students, senior ($17/$15 at the door). Call 253-931-3043, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. or online through Brown Paper Tickets at www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

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AUBURN-AREA ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP

AUBURN AVENUE THEATER

Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Rec at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or online at www.brownpapertickets.com.

Sci-Fi Saturday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 10. First of four classic science fiction films begins at 10 a.m. A 90-minute intermission is scheduled between noon and 1:30 p.m. for the Auburn Days parade. Films: "Robinson Crusoe on Mars – The Criterion Edition", (color, 1964); "Them", (black and white, 1954); "Soylent Green", (color, 1973); "Journey to the Far Side of the Sun", (color, 1969). The air-conditioned theatre has been designated an official cooling station for Auburn Days. Free bottled water, pop, and snacks available at the concession window. Film program is part of Auburn Days presented by Adventure Books of Seattle. Free admission. Refreshments and snacks, passed out by Gayla Prociv, CEO of Adventure Books, also are free. Northwest Science Fiction Society supports Sci-Fi Saturday. For more details, contact Robert Blevins at 253-929-6259 or adventurebooksofseattle@gmail.com. Info: www.adventurebooksofseattle.com

AUBURN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

APAC, 700 E. Main St. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Rec at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or online at www.brownpapertickets.com.

Harmony Kings Barbershop Chorus' "Laugh In All Over Again": 7 p.m. June 8; 2 p.m. June 9. Guests: The New Originals Quartet, Jet Cities Chorus. Tickets: $10, $20. Call 253-858-8095 or harmonykings.org.

ELSEWHERE

"Woman In Mind": 7:30 p.m. May 23-25, Auburn Mountainview Theater, 28900 124th Ave. SE. Auburn Mountainview Theater Company presents English playwright Alan Ayckbourn's play. Tickets: $8.

Jazz series:: 6-9 p.m., Saturdays, Auburn Wine and Caviar Company, 2402 A St. SE, Auburn. Saxophone and flute master Mark Lewis performs each week with a different featured guest musician – or two – from around the region. No cover. For more information, call 253-887-8530.

Poetry at The Station Bistro: 7-10 p.m., first Mondays of each month, Bistro, 110 Second St. SW, Suite 125, Auburn. Poets featured at the open mic venue. Presented by The Station Bistro, the Northwest Renaissance, Auburn Striped Water Poets. Open to poets of every age and skill level. • June 3 program: Cindy Hutchings and Philip Red Eagle. For more information, contact mcbreenpost@aol.com.

Music and Poetry at The Station Bistro: 2-4 p.m., June 15, 110 Second St. SW, Suite 125, Auburn. Michael Schein and the Killer Poet Jazz Band. Call for details and reservations at 253-735-1399. For more information, visit www.auburnstationbistro.com. Zola's Cafe: Live music every Friday, 7-9 p.m., 402 E. Main St., Suite 120. Open mic on the last Wednesday of the month. For information, contact Sonia Kessler at the cafe at 253-333-9652.

Jack & The Giant: 7 p.m. June 14, 15, 21, 22; 3 p.m. June 15, 22, Green River Community College, Performing Arts Building, 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn. Presented by Heavier Than Air Family Theatre. A boy named Jack, his mother, a giant and magical beans spin a charming musical version of the classic tale. All tickets $8. For more information, call 253-833-9111, ext. 2400, or visit www.HeavierThanAir.com.

Imagine "Remembering The Fab Four": 7 p.m. June 15; 2 p.m. June 16, The Theatre At Mountainview, 28900 124th Ave. SE, Auburn. Presented by Great Western Concerts. A classy Beatles tribute band that has formed the legendary group's hits more than 20 years. Opening is local band The Saltwater Saints, with even more 1960s hit songs. Tickets: $10-$25, www. brownpapertickets.com.

Heavier Than Air Musical Theatre Camp: June 24-July 28, Green River Community College, 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn. For youth ages 3-17 to participate in the entire musical theatre experience, from the audition process to final performances. Times, dates and cost vary by age group. Consult www.heavierthanair.com for details and an order form. For more information, call 253-833-9111, ext. 4966

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