You have two more weekends to enjoy lots of laughs at Moorhead High School theater department’s production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Each performance of the Tony-Award winning, musical comedy is a little different thanks to a rotation of celebrity guest stars, so you can see it more than once, yet always be treated to new surprises!
The hit musical features the unlikeliest of heroes – a quirky, yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. Audiences will share countless hilarious moments, outstanding singing and choreography, and even some poignant scenes. Celebrity guest stars will make appearances during the performances alongside the amazingly talented ensemble of Moorhead High students:
Nov. 16 (Friday): WDAY-TV anchor/reporter Kelsey Roseth; Moorhead High School assistant principal Dave Lawrence; Moorhead Spuds state wrestling champion and football running back, Chase Morlock; Mrs. North Dakota 2010 Shelly Gompf.
Nov. 17 (Saturday): WDAY-TV news reporter Kevin Wallevand; F-M radio personality Jim Daniels; Moorhead High School principal Russ Henegar; Moorhead orchestra teacher Doug Neill (also a member of the band Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome).
Nov. 18 (Sunday matinee): Valley News Live anchor Stephanie Goetz; Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist; Actor/politician J.J. Gordon.
Nov. 23 (Friday, Thanksgiving weekend): Minnesota Vikings Cheerleader, Leah; Broadway star and MHS alum, Becky Gulvig; WDAY radio personality Christopher Gabriel; Miss North Dakota 2012, Rosie Sauvageau.
Nov. 24 (Saturday, Thanksgiving weekend): KFGO’s Sandy Buttweiler; Doug Hamilton, host of Prairie Public Radio’s “Hear It Now” and long-time media veteran.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will be performed at the Moorhead High School auditorium. The remaining shows are November 16-18, and November 23-24 (Thanksgiving weekend). Show times are 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, with this Sunday’s matinee at 3:00 PM. Tickets are $6 for students (ages 18 and under) and $10 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at the MHS Activities Office or by calling (218) 284-2345. Tickets will also be available at the door. Please arrive early to buy tickets and be seated before the performances.