Marlee Andrews as Olivia Ostrovsky

 

“My friend the dictionary is a very reliable friend” -Olivia

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Marlee Andrews stuns once again in her adorable and touching  performance as Olivia Ostrovsky!

Marlee AndrewsMarlee Andrews (Olive Ostrovsky)is thrilled to part of such an amazing cast! She was last seen on the Modern stage as Aldonza in Man of La Mancha, The Wild Party and Rock of Ages (Ensemble). A graduate of EWU, previous roles include Mrs. Patrick (A Man of No Importance), Witch #3 (Macbeth), and Carrie White(Carrie the Musical). She would like to thank her family and friends for their kick ass and loving support.

Directed by Lance Babbitt, ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ opens September 9 and runs through October 2. For tickets and more information, visit HERE!

To find out more about this stellar cast and crew, visit HERE!

Meet the Three Bees

 

“We three bees have a mighty sting, and we come prepared for anything. We three bees livin’ semper fie, thick like blood and we’re do or die.” -Three Bees

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“It’s been a strong year for character-driven stories at the Modern, and “Dogfight,” which closes out the season, is one of the best.”-Spokesman Review

 

Brendan Brady - Modern - danscape (16 of 17)Brendan Brady (Eddie) is stoked to be working on such an amazing show with such a stellar cast. Recent roles include Claude (Hair), Angel (RENT), and Enjolras (Les Miserables); his favorite roles include Hanschen (Spring Awakening), Jack (Into the Woods), and Sky Masterson (Guys and Dolls). He is so thankful for George Green and the Modern Theater for the opportunities and their constant support.

 

Robby FrenchRobby French (Boland) is a graduate of both The New York Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts, and The American Musical Dramatic Academy in NYC. Regional/ Tour: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare . . . Abridged! Film/ T.V. : All My Children, Law and Order: SVU. Professional and other local credits include: Jamie (The Last Five Years), Enjolras ( Les Misérables) Jerry (The Full Monty), Gabe (Next To Normal), Phil Davis (White Christmas: In Concert) He was seen with The Modern in Tommy as Cousin Kevin, Berger in HAIR and Roger Davis in the local award winning RENT for all three productions. He is also an accomplished Songwriter, Musician, and an award winning Acting Instructor. Much love to MSW, and family.

 

Joshua FoxJoshua Lee Fox (Bernstein) is thrilled to be a part of another Modern Theater production. Past roles of his include, Jimmy (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Mereb (Aida) and Featured Ensemble (Anything Goes). Thank you for supporting The Modern Theater and enjoy the show!

 

Directed by Abbey Crawford, ‘Dogfight’ runs through August 14. For tickets and more information, visit HERE!

To find out more about this stellar cast and crew, visit HERE!

Shelby Horton as Rose

 

“I can see a world beautiful and strange, can you see it too? It’s so close, don’t let it get away! There’s so much to do before it’s over.” -Rose

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You don’t want to miss Shelby Horton in her breathtaking performance of Rose in our Summer performance of Dogfight!

 

Shelby HortonShelby Horton is excited to make her Modern Theater debut! She is currently earning her BFA in Musical Theatre at Central Washington University. Her favorite past roles include Belle (Beauty and the Beast), Hope (Urinetown), Éponine (Les Mis), and Cosette (Les Mis). She would like to dedicate her performance to her great Uncle Johnny, who died in Vietnam, and to her Grandpa Jim. She hopes you enjoy the show!

Directed by Abbey Crawford, ‘Dogfight’ runs through August 14. For tickets and more information, visit HERE!

To find out more about this stellar cast and crew, visit HERE!

 

Brandon Michael as The Padre

 

“I wonder where he is… In what dark cavern of the mind…”

Brandon MichaelBrandon Michael is very excited to be making his Modern Theater debut in this stunning take on a musical theater masterpiece. Brandon has performed in professional and community theaters in New York, Seattle, Issaquah, Portland and as far away as Alaska. Brandon would like to thank his wonderful wife and children for supporting his artistic endeavors.

Directed by Heather McHenry-Kroetch and Troy Nickerson, ‘Man of La Mancha’ runs through July 30. For tickets and more information, visit HERE!

To find out more about this stellar cast and crew, go to – https://goo.gl/wl2DOZ

Daniel McKeever as Don Quixote

 

“When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies?” -Don Quixote

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Daniel McKeever  is ecstatic to be a part of a production that is very near to his heart. Previously seen on the Modern stage as Burrs in Wild Party and Lonnie in Rock of Ages, he is excited and blessed to bring this character to life and appreciates you coming to support the arts in our community. He would like to thank his family and friends for their continued support and love. With them, anything is possible.

Directed by Heather McHenry-Kroetch and Troy Nickerson, ‘Man of La Mancha’ runs through July 30. For tickets and more information, visit HERE!

To find out more about this stellar cast and crew, go to – https://goo.gl/wl2DOZ

Marlee Andrews as Aldonza

 

“What’s in my heart will get me halfway to hell.” -Aldonza

Marlee AndrewsMarlee Andrews is thrilled to be back on the stage with The Modern Theater! She was last seen in The Wild Party and Rock of Ages (Ensemble) at The Modern. Her previous roles include Mrs. Patrick (A Man of No Importance), M’Lynn (Steel Magnolias), Witch #3 (Macbeth), and Carrie White (Carrie, the Musical). She would like to thank George Green and The Modern Theater for this amazing opportunity, along with her family and friends for their support.

Directed by Heather McHenry-Kroetch and Troy Nickerson, ‘Man of La Mancha’ runs through July 30. For tickets and more information, visit HERE!

To find out more about this stellar cast and crew, go to – https://goo.gl/wl2DOZ

 

Announcing our new Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director

We are pleased and proud to announce Teko Dumoulin  as our new Artistic Director at The Modern Theater.

Teko began his time in our Spokane building as the Technical Director for Interplayers in their 2013-14 season and has been with us through the numerous, massive changes that have occurred.  He’s been a set designer, actor, stage manager, carpenter and light/sound board operator since the inception of The Modern-Spokane.

He is incredibly excited and honored to be taking this position with The Modern Theater. A Spokane native, Teko grew up in the performance and theatre community in Spokane, participated in Civic Theater’s Theater Academy, EWU’s ‘Stage Door to the Future’ program, and designed his very first set for a Ferris High School Production of The Music Man.

After high school, he moved through the west coast working in theatre and entertainment industries in Pullman, Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area at theatres such as The New Door, Regional Theatre of the Palouse, and ACT.

Upon returning to Spokane in 2008, Teko began taking classes at EWU, and used the time to develop strong relationships with professors and students alike while designing sets and lights, acting, stage managing, and directing for over 40 productions.

Teko has also been a part of the local stagehands union since 2014 and works as the Scenic Designer and Scenic Design teacher for SFCC.

The theater is an empty box and it is our task to fill it with fury and ecstasy, and with revolution.” — Geoffrey Tennant.

We are equally excited to announce that Troy Nickerson will be our new Associate Artistic Director.

Troy Nickerson, photo by Cory Hultquist

Troy Nickerson has been a strong pillar of our community for more than 25 years and has worked with every theater in the area and almost every actor or technician. As our Associate Artistic Director, his vast knowledge and experience with musicals and his deep connections with the people in our community will be an invaluable help as we begin the 2016-17 Season.

I couldn’t be more honored than to be a part of the Modern family and help move forward with George Green’s vision of creating a powerful theater company in the Inland Northwest. – Troy Nickerson

 

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