Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Addams Family is Coming!

Putnam County Playhouse’s third production of the 2017 “Season of Laughs” is a musical comedy, The Addams Family. Show dates are August 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19.    Tickets are available beginning Monday, August 7, 2017. Tickets may be obtained by calling 765-653-5880 from 5 – 7 p.m. or stopping by the box office at the theater from 5 – 7 p.m.

The characters are the same as you might remember from the 1960’s television show:  Gomez (Joshua Saul Bain), Morticia (Tarah Thornburg), Wednesday (Chloe Hayes), Pugsley (Devin Huff), Lurch (Michael McClaine), Uncle Fester (Brad Sandy), and Granny (Caroline Good).  This time around, the unsuspecting Beinecke family has been added including parents Mal (TJ Tincher) & Alice (Shelly McFadden) and son, Lucas (Cameron Callan).

The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare.  
Wednesday Addams has grown up and fallen in love with Lucas, a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family.  A man her parents have never met.   And if that weren’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother.   Now, Gomez must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia.   Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.  

The Addams Family ancestors sing and dance throughout the show and are played by:  Sarah Arnold, Sarah Bond, Samantha Flannelly, Drew Harris, David Lorimer, Bryana Perry, Winter Prewitt and Stephanie Zhivotovsky. 

Ric McFadden is the director of the production and serves as vocal director.   Isaiah Mattas, Josh Bain and Sarah Bond are the show’s choreographers.   Sound and lighting design is by Dustin Bond with set design/construction by Linda Gjesvold.   Shelly McFadden is the costume designer for the show with make-up/costume assistant, Susan Price.   Stage Manager, Jessica Masner is assisted by stage hands:  Mason Allen, Mariah Taylor, and Cameron Wunderlich.   Darvell Barger is the sound board operator and Haley Wilson is the light board operator.   Spot light operators are Sarah Nowling and Grace Elmore.  

The orchestra for The Addams Family is led by pianist, Marilyn Rush.  Morgan Asher plays keyboards for the production, with Drew Brattain on bass and Dedee Schwomeyer on drums.   The Addams Family is sponsored by First National Bank.  

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Auditions for the Final Show of the 2017 Season!

Director Andrew Ranck will host 2 nights of auditions for Laughingstock, the final production of the 2017 Putnam County Playhouse Season.   Auditions will be held Sunday, July 23 at 3 p.m. and Monday, July 24 at 7 p.m. in the Rehearsal Center at the theater.  

This is Andrew's third year out at PCPH and His second show directing with us, last year he directed The Odd Couple (Female Version).   Andrew is the Director of Putnam County Comprehensive Services.   He was last seen in Curtains the Musical, playing Christopher Belling.

Andrew describes the show like this: “Murphy’s Law could be a replacement title for this fun romp that tells the tale of a summer theatre troupe that performs their repertory season in an old converted barn (Sound familiar???) with hilarious outcomes. 

Everyone person in theatre has a tale of something that went wrong in a production, so imagine if all of these things happened at ONCE!  That is Laughingstock.  While the show is funny and the disasters come one right after another, the true heart of this show is summed up by all those involved: “We wouldn’t trade it for anything.”  Come join us for the 4th and final show of the season at the Playhouse.”

The cast of Laughingstock includes 5 women and 7 men in a wide range of ages from teens to 70’s.   For more information about the show and character descriptions, please go to the website at  Those auditioning should be prepared to read from the script.  

Thursday, July 6, 2017

The Foreigner is coming to PCPH Stage!

Putnam County Playhouse’s second production of the 2017 season is a comedy by Larry Shue, “The Foreigner”. Show dates are July 13, 14, 15 and 19, 20, 21 and 22, 2017.

Tickets are available beginning Monday, July 10, 2017. Tickets for all three remaining shows of the 2017 season are available at the box office during weeks of each production or persons may call 653-5880 from 5-7 p.m.

“The Foreigner” is a comedy set in the early 1980’s in Tilghman County, Georgia, at a rural fishing lodge owned by Betty Meeks. The lodge is often visited by Froggy LeSeuer, a British demolition expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army base. This time Froggy has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So Froggy, before departing, tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should.

Alisa Isaacs-Bailey plays Froggy LeSeuer, who along with TJ Tincher as Charlie Baker, set the events in place for hilarity as she initiates the farce that Charlie is a foreigner and does not speak or understand English. Fishing lodge owner, Betty Meeks, is played by Kathy Arnold. Froggy’s friend Betty is infatuated with her new found foreigner and begins to believe she can communicate and understand Charlie.

Lodge resident Catherine Simms, a former Georgia debutant, is played Samantha Flannelly. Samantha and her brother Ellard, played by Cameron Wunderlick, who is believed to be somewhat of a slow learner, are heirs to the family’s fortune.

Reverend David Marshall Lee, played by Cameron Callahan, and is Catherine Simms fiancĂ© and minister to the fine folks of Tilghman County, Georgia. Owen Musser, played by Bill Weiland, is the local county thug and has plans to disrupt the tranquility of Meek’s fishing lodge. Gordon Arnold and Mason Allen make appearances as members of the Tilghman County Militia.

TJ Tincher, Kathy Arnold, Cameron Wunderlich, Samantha Flannely

The Foreigner is directed by Jim Green with Tim and Caroline Good as assistant directors. Set design and construction is by Linda Gjesvold with technical direction by Dustin Bond and Tim Good. Costume design assistance and linguistics direction provided by Caroline Good. The production crew includes stage manager Mason Allen and his stagehands Gordon Arnold and Haley Wilson; sound board operator Darvelle Barger; light board operator Nicole Moore.

“The Foreigner” is sponsored by Rossok & Co. Insurance and Goodville Mutual.

The Children’s Workshop will be in production July 24 – 28 at the Playhouse. Additional information can be found at

‘The Addams Family”, makes its debut on the main stage on August 10th. Performance dates are August 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 2017.

Auditions for the Putnam County Playhouse final production of “Laughing Stock” will be held on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. and Monday, July 24, 2017 and 7:00 p.m. Additional information can be found on at

Monday, June 19, 2017

Shakespeared! The Taming of the Shrew

For its 10th annual performance, “Shakespeared!” Youth Theatre Workshop will present The Taming of the Shrew on Friday, June 23rd at 7:00pm in the Hazel Day Longden Theatre of the Putnam County Playhouse.  Tickets are $3 for teens/adults (12 and under are free) and will be available at the door.  This year’s workshop is once again sponsored by Shuee Furniture & Mattress and a grant from Arts Illiana.

Middle schoolers, directed by Tim Good with Eleanor Howard and Beth Bax assisting, will perform their traditionally hilarious version first, followed by the high school group’s Wild West version, directed by Caroline Good with Eleanor Howard assisting.  Christopher Douglas and Deja West are serving as this year’s DePauw interns.  Both versions, condensed and adapted by Caroline Good from William Shakespeare’s comedy.

This year’s middle school cast for The Taming of the Shrew:  Katherine (Isabella Brown), Petruchio (Rudy Hagen), Bianca (Bella Green), Lucentio (Leo Brown), Tranio (Rebecca Hebb), Baptista (Noah Barnes), Hortensio (Alice Howard), Gremio (Collin Short), Grumia (Dale Dye Thomas), Biondello (Ella Dye Thomas), Curtis (Bijou Champagne), Vincentia (Aleyce Green), Narrator/Lady Merchant (Evangeline Brown), Tailor (Brenigan Warren), Millineress (Gwyneth Stevens), Widow (Samantha Funk), Bianca’s Servant (Lillian Miller), Officer (Mya Weddle), Priest (Henry Cox), and portraying Petruchio’s Servants (Henry Cox, Clay Glessner, Evan Lazar, Logan Warren, Wylan Heller).

This year’s high school cast for Taming of the Shrew in the Wild West:  Kate (Susanna Howard), Petruchio (Addison Hughes), Bianca (Haley Wilson), Lucentio (Chloe Bodnarick), Tranio (Noah Pettit), Baptista (Devin Huff), Hortensio (Craig Robinson), Gremio (Grant Pettit), Grumio (Michael Thede), Biondello (Isabelle Cafouras), Curtis/Preacher (Samuel Gray), Vincentia (Laney Collier), Lady Merchant (Kaylie Gambill), Tailor/Bartender (Kaylin Cook), Millineress/Schoolmarm (Lily Monnett), Sheriff (Logan Warren), Deputy (Charlie Good), Saloon Girl (Fiona Good), and Kate’s Outlaw Gals (Kaylie Gambill and Jasmine Weddle), and Card Player (Sal Martoglio).

Production Team:  Lauren Good as Costume Coordinator for both groups; Jon Good as lighting technician and set construction; Linda Gjesvold as set painting.  Lighting operators are Stephen Dumbrowski and Christopher Douglas; Sound Operators are Fiona Good and Darvell Barger; and Set Coordinators are Noah and Grant Pettit.

The entire “Shakespeared!” experience is designed to challenge the young player and to demystify the bard’s lively text in a fun and engaging way, empowering them with ownership of it.   In addition to interacting with Shakespeare’s text and learning the play, the kids will have the opportunity to directly apply instruction in acting technique, movement, voice, improvisation, comedic timing, character development, and subtext.