Fine Arts

The High School Musical is Off and Running

The High School Theatre Department is pleased to announce that we will be presenting The Putnam County 25th Annual Spelling Bee on April 22-24, 2021. The show centers on a fictional spelling bee set in a Putnam Valley Middle School where six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee which is run by three equally quirky grown-ups.  A unique feature of this show will be randomly selected audience members who will be asked to join in the Bee and share their spelling talents!


Auditions and call backs were held on January 5 & 7, 2021 in the Rittmann Theatre.  The finalized cast list was sent out on the evening of Thursday, January 7, 2021 and all students accepted their roles by placing their initials by the Call Board in the Theatre the next day by 8:30am!

Read Through

The full cast and production team met on Saturday, January 9, 2020 from 10-2pm on the Rittmann Theatre stage to have a read through of the entire show, accompanied by recorded music to sing along with the songs in the show.

Set Building

Saw are buzzing and hammer are pounding in the theatre!  In collaboration with Theatre Director, Mr. Chad Doering, students have already begun building the set. 

Vocal Rehearsals

Mrs. Meg Ideker and Mr. Sam Gaines are already working with leads on their songs for the musical.  Rehearsals are taking place every day after school until 5:30pm in the choir room.  We are happy to report that some songs already memorized!!!

Musical Production Team

Director & Producer:        Mr. Chad Doering

Vocal Director:                Mrs. Meg Ideker & Mr. Sam Gaines

Pit Orchestra Director:      Mr. Rob Chapman

Choreographer:               Ms. MeLinda Tatum-Kaiser

Set Design:                     Mr. Chad Doering

Lighting & Sound Design:  Mr. Chad Doering

Tech:                             Mr. Chad Doering