Angela Pierson as Velma Kelly

“If life is a game, I’ll play it the best. Cause I won’t give in, and I’ll never bend, and I am my own best friend.” -Velma

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Angela is nothing short of extraordinary, and her performance of Velma Kelly is no exception!

Angela-Pierson-1Angela Rose Pierson (Velma) is grateful to be performing and choreographing on the Modern stage once again. Last season, she choreographed The Wild Party and Rock of Ages, which she was also in. Most recently, she choreographed The Music Man for CDA Summer Theatre and played Arista in their production of The Little Mermaid. Angela was previously an instructor at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center in NYC and has choreographed all throughout California. Enjoy the show and all that jazz!

Directed by Abbey Crawford, Chicago opens September 23rd and runs through October 23rd. For tickets and more information, visit HERE!

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

Quinn Vaira as Roxie Hart

“I’m gonna be a celebrity. That means somebody everyone loves.” -Roxie

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We are so thrilled to have Quinn back on The Modern’s stage in her beautiful performance of Roxie Hart!

Quinn Vaira 2 - webQuinn Vaira (Roxie) could not be more excited to be back on The Modern Theater’s stage. You may have seen Quinn last year as Sherrie in “Rock of Ages” on the CDA stage or Queenie in “The Wild Party” in Spokane. This past year she played Shy in “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” at the Arizona Broadway Theatre and was most recently Mary Poppins at The Fort Peck Summer Theatre, opposite her favorite leading man, Andy. She is so grateful for this opportunity, and thanks her family and friends for always believing in her.

Directed by Abbey Crawford, Chicago opens September 23rd and runs through October 23rd. For tickets and more information, visit HERE!

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

Aubree Peterson as Logainne SchwartzandGrubenierre

“I’d like to take one moment to thank my two fathers Daniel Schwartz and Carl Grubenierre who’ve been so supportive of me and all my endeavors. Thank you, dads!” -Logainne

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She doesn’t want much, just for people to follow the rules, for sexism to dissipate, the legal voting age to be dropped to the age of ten, for all of America to love her, to rise to the top of the… okay, she wants a lot.

Aubree - danscape - Modern - MCM1940 (13 of 16)Aubree Peterson (Logainne Schwartzy) is incredibly excited to be a part of such a stellar cast! She has been a part of many productions around the area, both on-stage and off. Favorite roles include Mae (The Wild Party), Lynette ‘Squeaky’ Fromme (Assassins) and Little Sally (Urinetown). She would like to thank her parents and friends for allowing her to live creatively and always supporting her unconditionally. Enjoy the show!

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!

Brendan Brady as Chip Tolentino

“Don’t worry, just do what I do.”- Chip

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Oh Brendan…. the problems that come with puberty.

Brendan Brady - Modern - danscape (16 of 17)Brendan Brady (Chip Tolentino) is excited to be a part of such a fun show and cast. He has been a frequent performer on the Modern stage, and would like to thank everyone who has helped the theater transform into what it is today. Enjoy the show!

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!

Alliyiah Gorman as Marcy Park

“Does it also say that I only sleep three hours a night, and I hide in the bathroom cabinet, and I’m not allowed to cry?” -Marcy

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Did you know she speaks five – oh wait- SIX languages?! 

Lili Gorman - Modern - danscape (45 of 47)Alliyiah Gorman (Marcy Park) is thrilled to be back at the modern theater in one of her all time favorite productions. Previous work includes Gingy (Shrek the Musical), Antonia (Man of La Mancha) and Nadine (The Wild Party). Her theatrical work extends to Directing I Never Saw Another Butterfly at University High School. You will see her in the upcoming season in Heathers the musical as Heather Duke, and American Idiot as ensemble. She would like to thank her family and friends for their support and love.

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!

Jeremy Wittington as William Barfée

“Damn, life bites– but I like competition.” – Barfée

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We LOVE how Jeremy Whittington shines on stage, especially in dark comedic roles such as William Barfée!

J Whittington - danscape (23 of 28)Jeremy Whittington (William Barfée) is the Scenic Artist for the Modern Theater. His set credits include Boeing Boeing, Assassins, Other Dessert Cities, Lucky Me, Last of the Boys and more. Jeremy last appeared on stage as Sam Byck in Assassins and has had many other on stage roles in his 25 years of performing. He is excited about the evolution of the arts in the Inland Northwest and is happy to call the Modern Theater home.  jeremycreates.com

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!

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!

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