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17-18 Season

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Saturdays | February 3, 10 & 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Sundays | February 4, 11 & 18 at 2:00 p.m.

Thursdays | February 8 & 15 at 7:30 p.m.

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Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius.


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Rona Lisa Peretti: Korrie Murphy

Dougals Panch: Jayson Chandley

William Barfee: Zach Faust

Chip Tolentino: Sam Hesman

Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre: Erin Huffman

Leaf Coneybear: Jaden Tatge

Marcy Park: Julia Masterson

Olive Ostrovsky: Madelyn Padget

Mitch Mahoney: Delano Mendoza



About the Director:

Steven Eubank is best known for directing musicals and has worked with numerous theatre companies in the Kansas City area.  Steven is delighted to be returning to White Theatre at the J where he previously directed Spamalot and Little Shop of Horrors and last summer’s production of Beauty and the Beast.  Steven has also directed and/or choreographed at Johnson County Community, Musical Theater Heritage, Leawood Stage Co, Theatre for Young America. UMKC and Late Night Theatre.  Steven Eubank is also the Artistic Director of Egads! Theatre Company.  In addition, Steven can also be found singing and dancing onstage with local theater companies.  Steven is currently performing as Garfield in the Coterie Theatre production of Garfield: A Musical with Cattitude.  He has appeared in shows at Theatre for Young America, Musical Theater Heritage, Spinning Tree Theatre KC Fringe Festival, The Living Room, and Worlds of Fun Live Entertainment.


About the Music Director:

Pamela Williamson is the Choral Music Director at Olathe Northwest High School, and will begin her twenty-sixth year as a music educator in the public schools in Kansas. She has been the Choral Director and Performing Arts Department Chair since 2006 at Olathe Northwest. Pam also serves as the Olathe District High School Choral Facilitator. Pam is on the music staff at Grace United Methodist Church in Olathe, Kansas. She has earned Bachelor’s and Master's degrees in Music Education from the UMKC Conservatory of Music. Pam is in her twenty-sixth season of singing with the Grammy award winning Kansas City Chorale, and is a featured soloist on several of their recordings. Pam sang in the Robert Shaw Festival Singers in performances at Carnegie Hall, and has been an active music director and accompanist for many community musical theater events in the Kansas City area, most recently last summer as conductor/accompanist for last seasons “Beauty and the Beast” at the White Theatre and Theatre in the Park, as well as 2015’s Theatre in the Park production of “The Drowsy Chaperone”. Pam was named the Outstanding High School Music Educator in 2011-2012 by the Kansas Music Educators Association. She served as the State Choral Chair for KMEA from 2015-2017. Pam was a semi-finalist for Kansas Teacher of the Year in the Olathe School District in 2014-15. Pam is happy to be a part of this production of “Beauty and the Beast”! Pam enjoys spending time with husband Brett, and their three sons.



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