Are you a fan of theater? I know some people aren’t big on live performances or musicals of any sort, but I’m so grateful to have friends who love to go to concerts, the theater, performances, and shows just as much as I do! There is something special to be said about live acting or singing or dancing, for sure. Earlier this summer, some friends and I snagged tickets to The 21st Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a musical put on at Ford’s Theater. And we loved it!
I wasn’t expecting the show to be quite so hilarious, but it certainly was – I think we laughed our way through the whole musical. The singing, dancing, and acting was great, and I loved the audience participation. And I think most of us are slight spelling bee nerds, so it was especially entertaining to see a spelling bee so theatrically entertaining.
Plus, it was a little surreal to be seated just feet from where Abraham Lincoln was shot in Ford’s Theater. Mr grandma is a huge Abe Lincoln fan, so it was really poignant to see his box and the flags and drapery so close to us. They have beautifully renovated and updated Ford’s Theater, and it’s a quaint but gorgeous theater with lush velvet and close seating to the action. If you’re nearby, you should definitely check it out!