Monday, May 10, 2010

Summer casting

CdA Summer Theater runs June 12-Aug. 21 this year.
The 29th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (June 12-26) will feature Matt Wade as Leaf Coneybear (the hippie speller) and Reed McColm as Douglas Panch (the vice principal). This production will also venture to Idaho Rep in Moscow (June 28-July 3).

Cinderella (July 3-17) will feature three Travolta sisters (Ellen, Annie and Margaret), along with Ellen's husband, Jack Bannon, as King Maximillian — joined by Tamara Schupman as Queen Constantina, Andrew Ware Lewis as Christopher and Jessica Skerrit in the title role.

Skerrit returns in Pump Boys and Dinettes (July 22-Aug. 1) as Prudie Cupp, joined by Dane Stokinger as Jackson and musical director Steven Dahlke as LM.

The buzzworthy casting choices for Hairspray (Aug. 7-21) are, in the roles played by John Travolta and Christopher Walken in the movie, CdA artistic director Roger Welch as Edna Turnblat and Patrick Treadway as her husband, Wilbur. Schupman and McColm return as the Authority Figures; Matt Wade is Corny Collins; and Lindsey Hedburg plays Tracy Turnblad.



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