We were all set to head down to the Pier 39 Theatre (which is also playing host to Menopause the Musical, we are not making this up) for the big event, when we saw that the Bee isn't open to spectators. Aw, man!

What a miserable disappointment, not unlike when we misspelled "arctic" (forgot the first c) in our grade-school Bee! We're heartbroken that we can't be there to watch the magic happen, and wish all the contestants the best of luck.

Image from Spelling Bee: The Musical. Geez, does everything have a musical these days?