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July 24 - 26, 2015

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of [potentially made-up] words hoping to never hear the soul crushing, pout inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

Directed by Rainee Angles
Music Direction by David White

Music & Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss
Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine

The Cast

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    Ryan Oates

    Chip Tolentino / Jesus

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    Micaela Countryman

    Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere

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    Eric Silcott

    Leaf Coneybear / Carl Dad

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    Zebadiah Pickering-Polstra

    William Barfee

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    Lydia Bolitho

    Marcy Park

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    Cindi Anderson

    Olive Ostrovsky

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    Celia Griffin

    Rona Lisa Perretti / Olive’s Mom

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    Bob Lambert

    Vice Principal Douglas Panch

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    Benjamin Gullett

    Mitch Mahoney / Dan Dad / Olive’s Dad

The Staff

Production Team

Director: Rainee Angles
Music Director: David White
Stage Manager: Paula Campagna
Assistant Stage Manager: Madison Hatfield
Production Design: Rainee Angles and Abraham Martin
Costume Design: Laura Martin
Technical Director: Abraham Martin
Publicity Manager: Benjamin Gullett

The Crew

Light Board Operator: Ian Holmes
Sound Board Operator: Ryan Tollefson
Prop Master: Bronwyn Jones
Props / Run Crew: Cynnamon Sova-Davy, Ryan Tollefson
Costumes / Make-Up: Abby Van Brocklin
Ticket Staff: Jenna Horick, Tina Kessinger
House Staff: Coni Coleman, Misi Griffith
Emma Horick
Photographer: Sarah Jo Beyersdoerfer

The Orchestra

Piano / Conductor: David White
Saxophone and Clarinet: Jon Davidson
Flute: Jennie Harner
Percussion: Terry Diluciano

Production Photos

Special Thanks

David Allen   Steve Bikowsky   Dr. Kevin Boys   Jim Buck   Leslie Holmes   Dr. Ryan McCall   Bryan McComas   Teresa Montgomery   The Paxton Theatre   Nicole Roades   Samaritan Outreach   SSCC Communications Department   SSCC Faculty, Staff & Administration   Amy White