BRATTLEBORO -- On Saturday, April 5, Latchis Arts celebrates its sixth annual Spell Check! A Spelling Bee for Grown-Ups, a lighthearted competition on the main stage of the Latchis Theatre.

This whimsical game show format pits trios of spellers against one another as Master of Ceremonies Tom Bodett amuses all with his wordplay, anecdotes, storytelling and humor.

Judge Archer Mayor, Beekeeper Jim Maxwell, Little Bee Lucy Flynn and round caller Alfred Hughes Jr. return as well.

Teams are still forming. All it takes is three people who want to have a good time on the main stage of the glorious Latchis Theatre, cheered on by friends and neighbors.

Here’s how it works: Three teams of three appear on the stage at once. A word is given, and each team writes it on their white board. Teams are out after two incorrect spellings. Play continues until one winning team emerges. Then the next set of three teams takes the stage. When all teams have played Round One, there is a semi-final round. The Bee culminates with the championship Round.

Members on the winning team will each get a plush Latchis Hotel robe, a Latchis mug, their team name on the Latchis marquee, and all-important bragging rights as Spell Check! winners. Runners up in the championship round will win Latchis movie and popcorn passes. Visit LatchisArts.org and click on Spell Check! to learn more.

Spell Check! is a great spectator sport. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children at Brattleborotix.com and at the door.