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Theater Week 2016: The Modern Theater Presents "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

Theater Week continues, and next up we have The Modern Theater, which is based in Spokane and Coeur d'Alene.  They are ready to premiere their rendition of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee this Friday, September 9 at 7:30pm.  We had Lance Babbit (director), Zach Baker (music director), Jerry Sciarrio (playing Vice Principal Doug Panch), Aubree Peterson (playing Logan), and Marlee Andrews (playing Olive) in the studio with Verne to talk about the show as well as give us a little preview of the songs in the show.  Spelling Bee opens September 9 and runs through October 2.

Verne Windham got his start at Spokane Public Radio 20 years ago. “I came in to complain and they hired me.” He’s now the Program Director, as well as the host of Morning Classical and Concert of the Week. When choosing music for Morning Classical, Verne likes to keep the agenda as broadly defined as possible. For Concert of the Week, he focuses on the best of recent local performances, mostly classical in nature. For many years, Verne was also the conductor of the Spokane Youth Orchestra. He enjoys gardening, his vintage car and playing French horn.
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