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!

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

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