Sunday afternoon we attended the delightful 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Portland Center Stage. Because we were both star spellers and English majors, this show was right up our alley.
I had read on the PCS Facebook page that audience members could show up at the theater a little early to sign up to be a guest speller. As soon as I shared that news with Mike, he was excited about his opportunity. We showed up 30 minutes early to sign up, yet they had spots for only four volunteers and appeared to have a big stack of signup sheets. Mike had an intuition that he would be chosen, and he was right! Here he is getting briefed (and photographed) backstage before the show.