Tuesday, April 25, 2017

THE LITTLE BARN HAS A HISTORY!






When Mrs. Hazel Day Longden donated this property to us, it had two structures - the main barn and a smaller barn.  For the first two seasons in 1981 and 1982, we presented our show on the outdoor stage in front of the little barn.   Bleachers were constructed for our audience members, and minimal lighting instruments were used.

The dressing rooms were in the small barn.  They were used until the construction of the Rehearsal Center.  The outdoor stage was also used as rehearsal space and for special presentations such as the Children's Workshop.

Marc Adams, Melodie Strain, Jill Monnett

There was only one performance rained out in two seasons, the Thursday night performance of the musical The Sound of Music.

Jim Poor starts to assemble the bleachers inside the small barn.

Recently, we did some work on the outside of the small barn to keep rain and running water from getting inside.  It is now used as a storage facility for flats and large set pieces.


We also added a new roof to the structure that matches the roof on the main barn and rehearsal center.  


It is now a secure and waterproof storage place that is can be used for any large set pieces or other property that we don't have space for in the shop and prop areas of the Hazel Day Longden Theatre and Rehearsal Center.


There was a time, however, when it was the center of all activity of the Putnam County Playhouse - two seasons still fondly remembered by many onstage and offstage.


New photos by Michael McClaine

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

TICKET BROCHURE!!!!




The Season Ticket brochures have been mailed!  

Please return it as soon as possible to be guaranteed your seats from past seasons.

Lots of fun for everyone during our 56th Season.

June brings Curtains - A Musical Mystery.  In July you can see the delightful comedy The Foreigner.  August brings our second musical, The Addams Family.  The season closes with the theatrical farce Laughing Stock.

Season tickets are $35 each.  Individual tickets for each production will go on sale at our annual Open House on May 28.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

GETTING READY!!!!!



Photo by Michael McClaine

With the first auditions for the season just around the corner (April 9 & 10), we are busy getting the theatre and parking lot ready!

The audience parking area has been graded and new stone has been added.  The cast parking area located behind the small barn also received some special attention.

On April 1, several board members and friends of Putnam County Playhouse met at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre to get the facility ready for the beginning of the 56th season.

Bethany Bax updates the photo library..

Plumbing work was seen to by President Michael McClaine. 

Board President Michael McCaline

Jim Green and Dustin Bond worked on cleaning the auditorium and loft areas, and hanging photos.

Jim Green and Dustin Bond keeping the photos straight.

Others in attendance included Meghan Armitage, Sandi Rossok and Shelly McFadden who wielded broom and dust cloth to spiff up the facility.

Sandi Rossok, Shelly McFadden, Meghan Armitage in the cleaned up lobby.

Also present was board member Jack Randall Earles and friends of PCPH Eleanor Howard and Cecily Girton.  The board members were joined later at a lunch meeting by Ric McFadden, Melissa Green, and Brenda McClaine.  
Watch your mailbox for your Season Ticket Brochure!  Be a part of our season!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION OPEN!!!




Registration for both of our Theatre Workshops is now open.  Space is limited, so please register as soon as possible!

Online registration can be found at the WORKSHOP tabs at the top of the our website page.  Scroll to the WORKSHOPS tab and click on the workshop you are interested in.

Our workshops are sponsored by:


Click HERE to learn more about our sponsors.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

MEET THE BOARD!



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If you a regular audience member or participant at Putnam County Playhouse, you have no doubt seen many members of the our Board of Directors working at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre.  You may see them onstage, in the pit, parking cars, selling tickets and refreshments, or cleaning the theatre after a performance.  We thought you might like to know who we are - and what duties we each take care of during the season and Off Season.

A member of the board of directors is nominated by a committee appointed by the President of PCPH.  The nominees are elected at the Annual Meeting held each October.

So - in chronological order - here is our Board:


Our longest serving Board Member is Linda Gjesvold. She was elected to the Board in 1969. She currently serves as Second Vice-President of the Board.  Linda is also Chairperson of the Ticket Committee. She is in charge of Season Ticket mailings, assigning the seats for Season Ticket Holders, and maintaining attendance records for each production.  She also serves on the Tech/Shop and Props Loft Committees. Linda has served several terms as President of the Board and designs and builds many of the sets and props used in our productions.


Jack Randall Earles was elected to the Board in 1982.  He currently serves as 1st Vice President of the Board. Jack is also the chairperson of the Promotions/Web Page Committee and is responsible for advertising and publicity about PCPH and its productions. He also works on the lobby displays and slide shows for each production. Jack is also a member of the Program Committee.  He has directed shows including On Golden Pond, Guys & Dolls, and The Bad Seed.  Jack has appeared in The Game's Afoot, The Drowsy Chaperone, and The Prisoner of Second Avenue. He was most recently seen onstage in 1776.


Mark Hammer was elected to the Board in 1990. He is currently Treasurer of the organization. He presents the financial reports and makes recommendations about the fiduciary activities of PCPH.  Mark also serves on the Capital Projects and Finance/Fund Raising Committees.


Brad Sandy was elected to the Board in 1991.  He has appeared in and directed many productions at PCPH. He currently serves on the House, Program, and Maintenance Committees. 
Brad directed Arsenic and Old Lace and Cinderella.  He was also seen in Camelot and The Sunshine Boys. He was most recently seen onstage in Into The Woods.


Kathryn Dory was elected to the board in 1999. She currently serves as Secretary of the Board. Kathryn is Chairperson of the House Committee. Her duties include scheduling workers for performance nights of each production, maintaining supplies, ordering refreshments, and making sure the theatre and grounds are kept in good condition. Kathryn also serves on the Tickets Committee.  She has spent many productions working in the pit and as a music/vocal director. Kathryn has appeared in Bye Bye Birdie, Cinderella, Once Upon a Mattress, and The Curious Savage. She was most recently seen onstage in The Bad Seed.


Bethany Bax was first elected to the Board in 2002. She has appeared onstage and directed many productions at PCPH. Beth currently serves on the House, Program, and Youth Workshop Committees. Bethany has directed The Nerd and Our Town at PCPH.  She has also been seen in I Remember Mama, Blithe Spirit, and My Three Angels. She was most recently seen onstage in  The Bad Seed.


Michael McClaine was elected to the Board in 2000.  He has served as its President since 2004.  As President, he presides over the monthly meetings of the group, keeps records of all board activity, and makes other decisions (with the Executive Board) to keep PCPH moving ahead as an organization.  He is Chairperson of the Capital Projects and Maintenance Committees, and also serves on the Finance Committee.  He played leading roles in Harvey and Arsenic and Old Lace. Michael was most recently seen onstage in 1776.


Sandi Rossok was elected to the Board in 2002. She has appeared in many productions including On Borrowed Time, Man of La Mancha, and The Curious Savage.  She has also served as Assistant Director on several shows. She is Chairperson of the Props Loft Committee, and also serves on the Promotions/Web Page and House Committees.  She was most recently seen onstage in The Man Who Came to Dinner.


Jim Rambo was elected to the Board in 2004. He is currently a member of the House Committee and is in charge of the PCPH Recycling Program.  He has appeared in many shows including Pippin, The Crucible, and On Borrowed Time. Jim was most recently seen onstage in 1776.


Caroline Good was elected to the Board in 2006. She created our annual YTW SHAKESPEARED! and is Chairperson of the Youth Workshop Committee.  Caroline also serves on the Program and Costume Loft Committees.  Caroline has appeared in such shows as The Sound of Music and Man of La Mancha. She was most recently seen onstage in 1776.


Drew Brattain was elected to the Board in 2007. He is Chairperson of the Finance/Fund Raising Committee. Drew has played bass guitar in the pit for many musicals.  He also serves on the Program Committee.


Shelly McFadden was elected to the Board in 2007.  She is currently Chairperson of the Costume Loft and Program Committees. She has been seen in shows such as Clue The Musical and I'll Be Back Before Midnight.  Shelly directed 1776, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Music Man and was most recently seen onstage in Into The Woods.


Ric McFadden was elected to the Board in 2008. He currently serves on the House and Maintenance Committees.  He most recently directed The Man Who Came to Dinner. He played King Arthur in two PCPH productions of Camelot. Ric was most recently seen onstage in 1776. Ric has played both The Music Man and The Man From La Mancha. He is the director for this season's The Addams Family. Ric has won three Upstage Awards.

 

Jim Green was first elected to the Board in 2011. He currently serves on the House, Maintenance, and Finance/Fund Raising Committees. He made his debut in The Wizard of Oz.  He has run sound and handled the microphones for many shows. Jim was most recently seen onstage in See How They Run.


Meghan Armitage was elected to the Board in 2012.  She currently serves on the Ticket, Tech, and Program Committees. She has had leading roles in shows including Thoroughly Modern Millie, Into the Woods, and The Drowsy Chaperone. Meghan was seen onstage most recently in The Odd Couple.



Dustin Bond was elected to the Board in 2012. He currently serves as Chairperson of the Tech/Shop Committee. Dustin is also a member of the Maintenance and Promotions/Web Page Committees. Dustin appeared last season in Little Women and 1776. He was most recently seen onstage in The Odd Couple, for which he won an Upstage Award.

These Board Members work throughout the year to make sure that each season of PCPH is the best it can be.  All of their time is donated.