BY DOMINIQUE WALDFun won’t be too hard to spell come tonight’s opening of the warm musical comedy “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at 7:30 p.m. in the Hartung Theater on the University of Idaho campus. The play will run today through Saturday and Wednesday through April 11.
“Putnam County Spelling Bee” highlights individuality and focuses on the turning point in the lives of young adults competing in a high-stakes spelling bee.
In addition to the normal cast members, audience members will be selected each night and the play will also feature different celebrity guests from the Moscow community to take part in the spelling bee on stage.
Here’s a list of guests to expect:
Today: Nate Fisher, ASUI student body president.
Friday: Chuck Staben, University of Idaho president.
Saturday: Lee Rozen, managing editor of the Moscow-Pullman Daily News, at the 2 p.m. matinée; and Tom Lamar, Latah County commissioner, at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Kimberly Dawn, ZFUN radio personality.
April 9: Rob Spear, University of Idaho athletic director.
April 10: Jan Peavy, theater patron.
April 11: Andrew Kersten, dean of the University of Idaho College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences.
The play contains mature dialogue and some adult situations, which may not be suitable for young children.
If you go
WHAT: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday and Wednesday through April 11, and 2 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Hartung Theater, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow
COST: $15 for adults, $10 for UI faculty, staff and seniors 55 and older, $5 for children 12 and younger. UI students with ID are free. Tickets can be purchased at BookPeople of Moscow, Room 201 of Theatre Arts in Shoup Hall, by phone at (208) 885-6465 or at the door.