Throw Back Thursday – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (2013)

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The Bee– a young teen’s time to shine! Whether the words is SYZYGY, WELTANSCHAUUNG or COW, when you step up the mic, it is time to show you deserve that trophy.


FROM KAMI ZBANEK-HILL (OLIVE OSTROVSKY)

There will always be a special place in my heart for the summer of 2013 and the MVLCT production of 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

I was floored to have been cast as Olive Ostrovsky and incredibly grateful to be alongside such a dedicated cast. 

I was older than all of the other “spellers” except for my darling Braden

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Throw Back Thursday – Schoolhouse Rock LIVE! (2014)

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This week’s TBT is a gem that many of us will hurdle us back to our chIldhood. Schoolhouse Rock! was a staple in many a household. Whether you were learning the preamble to the constitution or how to unpack your adjectives, our Saturday mornings were filled with songs that stuck in our heads and our hearts.


FROM LUKE MORAN (ENSEMBLE)

When I was working on Schoolhouse Rock Live I lucked out with an amazing cast filled with family friends, goofy kids, and a few of my best friends in the world.

I remember having a blast

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Throw Back Thursday – Bagful of Fables (2012) & Noodle Doodle Box (2008)

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This week’s Throw Back Thursday, we look at a couple of our first children’s shows. Both have wonderful stories and thoughtful morals and the kids LOVED them. Full of color and wonderment these shows were a joy to perform and made us realize that children audiences are the BEST!

FROM MEGHAN YAMANISHI (THE DRUM MAJOR, NOODLE DOODLE BOX)


I think that is where I first met Braden Rood. I remember she was pregnant with Chester, and her other sons, Jasper and Atticus were so sweet about “feeding the baby chocolate”.

I remember for sure the awesome

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Throw Back Thursday – Spoon River Anthology (2007) & Resistance Radio (2017)

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This week’s Throw Back Thursday features two shows that were (or still are) being taught in our schools in the area. Ironically, they also focus or have elements of small-town living–some of it amazing, some frightening.


FROM KARLYN CAMERON (VARIOUS ROLES, SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY)

I was in two plays with MVLCT.

What I remember most about this time was the people, of course. The wonderful, genuine, fun-loving people–and if my family had stayed in the area, I’m sure I would’ve been working with this theatre today. 

I remember how Amy White was so thoughtful. She had

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