The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

West Linn High School Performing Arts Dept.
Set and Lighting Design

West Linn High School Performing Arts – November 2018.

Directed by Annie Kaiser. Vocal Direction and Music Direction by Aubrey Patterson, Choreography by Christine Greenhalgh, Costume Design by Grace O’Malley.

A sweet show filled with a lot of heart, Annie and I had a lot of fun with this one. We didn’t want the show in a gymnasium, as it’s often done, and wanted to re-imagine it in an actual auditorium (which, of course, is where we are). Annie came up with the idea that the facility is the town’s “showcase” – the community center, which, due to an influx of timber money in the 80s, built a multi-purpose auditorium. (Hence the “tasteful” post-modern architecture of the proscenium… they really wanted to be “cutting edge.”)