Only four more shows remain this weekend and Thanksgiving weekend for you 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 unrehearsed, celebrity “guest spellers” who are called on stage to improvise with the cast, so you can see it more than once, yet always be treated to new surprises!
The first four shows have played to large audiences, and word has been spreading fast about this dynamic, musical comedy presented by Moorhead High’s cast and crew. Don’t miss your opportunity to experience the raucous laughter with the rest of the audience. You’ll still be smiling on your way out of the theater!
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, yet fit in at the same time. Audiences will share countless hilarious moments, outstanding singing and choreography, and even some poignant scenes. Celebrity “guest spellers” scheduled to appear with the amazinly talented ensemble of Moorhead high students in the remaining performances are as follows:
Nov. 17 (Saturday, 7:30 pm): 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, 3 pm): Valley News Live anchor Stephanie Goetz; Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist; Actor/politician J.J. Gordon.
Nov. 23 (Friday, Thanksgiving weekend, 7:30 pm): 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, 7:30 pm): 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 17-18, 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 will be available at the door as long as seating is available, so arrive very early in case of sell-out crowds! (During weekdays before 4 p.m., tickets can also be purchased at the MHS Activities Office or reserved by calling the Activities Office at 218-284-2345.) See more information on our Box Office page.