Rotary Club of Knoxville to Treat Students to Clarence Brown Theatre Production of “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

How do you spell “generosity”? Today, it’s R-O-T-A-R-Y!

Thanks to the Rotary Club of Knoxville, students ages 12 and over from the Community School of the Arts and their families will enjoy a special viewing of the Tony-Award winning musical "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" on Sunday, November 6, at 2 p.m. at the Carousel Theatre on the University of Tennessee Campus.

Rotary Club of Knoxville has generously donated 100 tickets to the School in order for students and their families to attend the performance. “We are thrilled that our middle and high school students will be able to enjoy this fantastic Broadway musical,” said Executive Director Jennifer Willard. “The stories told by the six ‘contestants’ competing for the trophy at Putnam Valley Middle School on stage are funny and poignant, and we know that the Clarence Brown Theatre company will put on an amazing show as always.”

Through their Arts and Diversity initiative, the downtown Rotary Club has gifted complimentary tickets to CSA students and their families to previous productions of “A Christmas Carol” and “The Music Man.”

Founded in 1915, the Rotary Club of Knoxville is among the oldest and largest Rotary Clubs in Tennessee. The club was instrumental in the formation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and sponsor of several park projects. It is also the creator and steward of The Rotary Foundation of Knoxville, which provides for college scholarships and special projects.