Venue Details

4870 Star Starred
The Lyceum Stage
Located at 79 Horton Plaza 324 Horton Plz San Diego, CA 92101
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40 events
30 reviews
67 stars
PARKING: A $10 parking pass was available for Horton Plaza OR the NBC garage. As I was not certain I was going to make it on time, I chanced Horton Plaza and was delighted with the validation and pass.
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36 events
11 reviews
4 stars
Parking in the parking structure can be a bit confusing. Fortunately found a security guard. When I told him where I thought I had parked, he explained there was another area with similar markings and then directed me there. Also the parking structure has recently reduced hours of free validated parking from 3 or 4 hours to one. So the next time you drive to this venue and plan to park in the structure, verify if the performance provides parking validation for the entire duration of the show.
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Reviews & Ratings

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"
79 ratings
4.4 average rating
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19 events
10 reviews
6 stars
attended Apr 15 2011

This was a great production. The quality of the acting was top-notch, and I was blown away by the strength of the actors' voices. I will definitely come back to productins at this theatre. I also loved the raffle!

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2 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 16 2011

The performance was flawless. All the cast was excellent, especially the "vice-principal", the "boy scout", and the "toe speller". These actors really put their heart and soul into this show. I would highly recommend attending this show.
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15 events
1 review
3 stars
attended Apr 17 2011

A must see! Enthusiastic and well-played. You will laugh out loud throughout the show. Talented cast, and good direction.

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Quotes & Highlights

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee ran for 1,136 performances on Broadway earning the 2005 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical.
Learn more about the "history ": _Spelling Bee. _


This hilarious tale of overachievers’ angst chronicles the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show’s Tony Award-winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes — a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.

Directed by Shaun T. Evans, this production features a mix of teens and adult professionals with live music by Danny King and his ensemble.