Sep 20 2022
Oct 16 2022
Akeelah and the Bee

Akeelah and the Bee

Presented by The Coterie Theatre at The Coterie Theatre

A girl with natural spelling talent from the South Side of Chicago, young Akeelah Anderson is forced to expose her hidden smarts when her principal pushes her to participate in the school spelling bee. At first fearful of being mocked as a “brainiac,” Akeelah eventually agrees to be coached by reclusive and strict Dr. Larabee. Plus, her mother doesn’t see the pulchritude (a new word audiences will learn) of spelling an amazing word—so to make it to the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Akeelah will need to make some hard choices and find all the help she can get. Approximate running time: 70mins. Perfect for families with ages 9+.

Admission Info

Admission to Akeelah and the Bee is $12.00 for youth under 18, students, & seniors 60 and older; and $15.00 for adults. The Coterie offers groups of 20 or more a special rate of $6.00-$8.00 per person depending on performance date. Purchase admission through The Coterie’s box office at 816.474.6552 or

Phone: 816-474-6552

Dates & Times

2022/09/20 - 2022/10/16

Additional time info:

During the run of Akeelah and the Bee, The Coterie will offer these special performances:

– Opening Night – Friday, September 23 at 7:00 p.m.

– Friendly Performance for neurodiverse audiences featuring technical adjustments, sensory supports, house lights on and flexible audience expectations – Friday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m.

– Interpreted performance in American Sign Language – Saturday, October 8 at 2:00 p.m.

Location Info

The Coterie Theatre

2450 Grand Ave., Ste. 144, Kansas City, MO 64108

Parking Info

As a resident of Crown Center, individual and family attendees of The Coterie are invited to park inside Crown Center’s secure retail parking garage. The entrance to the retail lot is located on Grand St. immediately south of Crown Center. The Coterie validates for free, all-day parking.