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Dan Fogler and Sarah Saltzberg
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Dan Fogler
Sarah Saltzberg

Tony Award-winner Dan Fogler and castmate Sarah Saltzberg track the creation of the hit musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and the many fortunate meetings that made the musical possible - from the high school links to their college friendship to performing the non-musical Crepuscule in a condemned theater on the Lower East Side to the best payoff to any child care job in theatre history.

Original air date - August 12, 2005
Running Time - 39:13

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