Sunday, January 30, 2011

*Spelling Bee* preview and review: links

Over at Bloglander, The Inlander's scrolling moshpit of various blogs, you can read Q&A interviews with two cast members from Spokane Civic Theatre's current production (through Feb. 20) of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: Lance Babbitt as William Barfee and Maureen Kumakura as Rona Lisa Perretti.
And then — be warned! — a VERY LONG, blow-by-blow account of how opening night went.

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At February 03, 2011 1:33 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why in the world did you feel the need to give almost everything away in this review? All the jokes, all the events?

At February 03, 2011 3:06 PM , Blogger Bobo the Theater Ho said...

Well, it IS advertised as "very long" and "blow-by-blow." With all the time stamps — and at 3,000 words — I figured, if readers are worried about spoilers, they'd just stop reading.

And the show HAS been locally produced before.
I didn't reveal who wins, and I only directly quoted, I think, two of the sentences that spellers are given (and the show changes from night to night).
Thanks for your comment __ I hate spoilers, too. Really sorry if this ruined it for you.
I've only done the time-stamp thing twice before: for South Pacific at the INB and Alegria at the Arena, both short engagements. But this show runs, like, four weeks and will return, abbreviated, in March (so this is a different case).
Sorry, but I really thought I gave fair warning ....


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