Music Theatre of Wenatchee

Professional Quality Community Theatre Since 1961

The 2010 Apple Blossom Musical
Directed by Kelly Atwood

April 29 - May 22, 2010
Riverside Playhouse

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin

One Act, Book Musical, Rated PG-13 (for some adult language and content)

Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show's Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about 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.

Cast List

Chip Tolentino - Paul Atwood
Leaf Coneybear - Mark Wavra
Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere - Trish Kimbell
Marcy Park - Ashley Armstrong
Olive Ostrovsky - Maren Cagle
William Barfee - Brian Higgins
Mitch Mahoney - Marlon Browne
Rona Lisa Perretti - Kelly Atwood
Vice Principle Douglas Panch - Matt Cadman

Production Staff

Director Kelly Atwood
Producer Rosemary Wulf
Producer Connie Morris
Music Director Marilyn Everhart
Combo Director Glenn Isaacson
Assistant Director Kieran Isaacson
Choreographer Paul Atwood

Thank you....

Thank you to everybody who auditioned for Spelling Bee. I am sorry we could not cast everyone, but I appreciate each of you for sharing your talents with us. I encourage you to continue your interest in the arts and remind you to consider auditioning for the other upcoming MTW productions...The Woes of Being a Wallace (auditions in April, production in June...directed by Dave Williams & Brady Dundas) and the fall musical, Sweeney Todd (auditions in August, production in October/November...directed by Colleen Bowen). If you are interested in helping with the production staff or technical crew, please contact me @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 509-662-6032 (we welcome any and all support)! Again, thank you for sharing your talents & time...I look forward to working with you in the future.

Sincerely,

Kelly Atwood

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