Akeelah and the Bee
Based on the screenplay by Doug Atchison
Adapted for the stage by Cheryl L. West
Directed by Troy Scheid

Performance Location
Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston
3400 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

Weekend Family Performances
Sunday at 12:30pm and 3:30pm

October 29, 2017
Saturdays at 11am and 2pm
November 4 & 11, 2017
Open to the Public

Sunday, October 29 at 3:30pm
Sensory-Friendly Performance

Saturday, November 11 at 11am
Audio Described Performance

Saturday, November 11 at 2pm
ASL Performance

Illustration by Bryce Burton.

Please note: no outside food/snacks are allowed at the MATCH. You may purchase concessions at the show.

School Matinees Monday - Friday
October 24 – November 10, 2017
Open only to groups from Public, Private or Home Schools

Akeelah has a gift for words and a determined spirit. Despite the objections of her mother and the tough world around her, she enters spelling contests and earns a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. This is the inspirational journey of an 11 year old girl whose courage touches the hearts of her coach, her school and her neighborhood.

Recommended for 5th Grade and up.
Children under the age of 3 (including sleeping babies) are not allowed in the theater.

Due to the length of the show, we will not be able to have an autograph line after Akeelah and the Bee performances. We would love to hear from your children, though! They can send us a letter at:

Main Street Theater
3400 Main St., Ste. 283
Houston, TX 77002

Or they can send us an email at youththeater@mainstreettheater.com. Thank you so much for understanding.

Learn more about the National SpellingBee

Produced by special arrangement with Plays for Young Audiences.


Houston Family Magazine
Special thanks to our media sponsor, Houston Family Magazine,
for its generous support of this production.

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