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Waldorf College to Perform Tony Award-winning Musical

Waldorf College
FOREST CITY, IA | Waldorf College Theatre will be performing the Tony Award-winning The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee February 12-15 at 7:30PM.
This hilarious musical focuses on the trials and tribulations of an intense spelling competition and the children, also dealing with the struggles of adolescence, who must fight their inner conflicts to win the ultimate prize. Set at Putnam Middle School (PMS), home of the Fighting Pickles, the contest will also feature special guest spellers from the audience.
Directed and Choreographed by Dr. David S. Sollish with Musical Direction by Dr. Adam Luebke, the cast features:
Sarah Vlodek of Maryland Heights, MO as Olive Ostrovsky
Patrick Hjelman of Forest City, IA as William Barfee
Philip Detrick of Algona, IA as Chip Tolentino/Carl Grubinerre/Olive's Dad/Jesus
Haley Rubin of Brandon, SD as Marcy Park
Jonathan Overy of Manly, IA as Leaf Coneybear/Dan Schwarz
Abbie Wells of Lake View, IA as Logainne Schwarzandgrubinerre
Cassidy Atchison of Allen, TX as Rona Lisa Piretti
Lynnea Fredrickson of Forest City, IA as Vice Principal Dorothy Panch
Sydney Hutchison of Dallas, TX as Midge M. Mahoney
Karly Ankarlo of Duluth, MN as Olive's Mom
Understudies are Rachel Fischer of Forest City, IA; Rachel Jordahl of Forest City; Ashleigh Stingley of Savanna, IL; and Bailey Gare of Montgomery, MN. Associate Choreographer is Cassidy Atchison.
Assistant Director is Dominique Forte of Skokie, IL. Scenic Design is by Dr. David S. Sollish of Waldorf College; Deci Westbrook of Norfolk, VA; and Scott Thompson of Forest City, IA. Costume Design is by Cassidy Atchison and Rachel Lynch of Garner, IA. Lighting Design produced by Amanda Summers of Livermore, IA and Zach Gueller of Spencer, IA. Sound Design produced by Phillip Koolhoven of Redlands, Ca. Props Design created by Kate Workman of Mahomet, IL. Travis Beck of Waldorf College is the musical's accompanist and Deci Westbrook and Zach Gueller are the stage management team.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, $2 for Waldorf students and may be purchased in advance by visiting our box office on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12-5PM and Tuesday/Thursday from 12-4PM. Tickets may also be purchased by calling 641-585-8585, or by visiting Waldorf College’s virtual box office at