Tuesday, October 8, 2019

IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!!!


Trophy Clipart emmy award

While those other awards  - the Tony Awards, the Oscars, the Emmy Awards - may get slightly more publicity, the PCPH Upstage Award (aka The Hammy) is just as coveted and hotly contested.  

Each season brings with it a number of performances that are worthy of nomination.  The committee is hard-pressed to choose only four nominees.

The winner will be announced at the Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors on October 13, 2019.  The event will begin at 2 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.  Those who participated during the season by donating funds OR participating in our productions are cordially invited to attend.


The committee chairpersons will give their annual reports.  The Executive Committee will be on hand to report on the activities of the organization.  Nominations and election of board members will also take place.

Please join us for the festivities.

And now the nominees for the 2019 Upstage Award:

For She Loves Me:


Matt Schneider - Customer/Couple/Caroler



For Send Me No Flowers:


Jack Randall Earles - Mr. Akins, Eternal Gardens



For SHREK!:


Ric McFadden - The Bishop



For Picnic:



Brad Sandy - Howard Bevins

Please join us for a last get together and cheer on your favorite.


Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Closing The Barn Marks 2019 Season End!



Members of the Board of Directors convened at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre on Saturday, September 28, to put the barn to bed. The annual workday is always on the calendar following the final performance of the September Main Stage offering.


Caroline Good and Brad Sandy - who were both featured in the season closing production of Picnic, worked together to stack and cover the chairs in the auditorium.


Working upstairs to clean and purge the props loft were Peggy McClaine, Anna Harris, Sandi Rossok, and Linda Gjesvold. We now have aisles to walk down in the loft and can reach just about everything we have!



The small barn was also cleaned made ready for another season!

Helping with all the work were Michael McClaine, Dustin Bond, Shelly McFadden, and Beth Bax.


The final job of the day was the stuffing of envelopes with invitations for the Annual Meeting to be held on October 13. Meghan Armitage with help from Craig, Abigail, and Jude Armitage took on this task.

Watch your mailbox for you invitation!  Find out who has been nominated for the Upstage Award this season!

And thanks to everyone for helping us make the 2019 such fun.


During the off season the gate to the property is secured.  All electronic equipment is locked up or stored off site. There is also 24/7 video surveillance activated.







Wednesday, September 25, 2019

58TH SEASON ENDS!



THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR YOUR 
GREAT SUPPORT THIS SEASON.

WE APPRECIATE OUR AUDIENCES &
 DONORS AND ALL OF OUR VOLUNTEER
 DIRECTORS, ACTORS, MUSICIANS, AND
 TECHNICIANS WHO MADE OUR 58TH
 SEASON POSSIBLE.

SEE YOU IN 2020!

ANNUAL MEETING

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13

2 P.M.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

'PICNIC' CONTINUES ITS RUN!!

'Picnic' Cast & Staff.  Photo by Linda Gjesvold.

PICNIC ENDED ITS RUN ON SEPTEMBER 21

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THIS PICTURE?  SEE PICNIC AND FIND OUT THE ANSWER.

Sarah Armitage & Brad Sandy.  Photo by Linda Gjesvold.




Tuesday, September 10, 2019

COME TO THE 'PICNIC'




Sarah Armitage as Madge.*

Putnam County Playhouse ends its 58th season with a production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Picnic by William Inge. It will be presented September 12-14 and September 18-21. All performances are at 8 p.m. All tickets are $10 and can be reserved by calling the box office at 765-653-5880 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.


The play is sponsored by:

The Boatright Dental Group – 
Dr. Gina Boatright.

Jack Randall Earles & Sandi Rossok. *

Picnic is directed by Jack Randall Earles. Assistant director is Sandi Rossok and production stage manager is Brandon Wunderlich. This team was responsible for last season’s hit comedy Barefoot In The Park.

Jack Randall appeared earlier this season in Send Me No Flowers. Sandi has appeared onstage in Laughing Stock, Man of La Mancha, The Curious Savage, and On Borrowed Time. Brandon was also on the stage crew for She Loves Me in June.

Sarah Armitage as Madge & Dylan Arnold as Hal. **

When Hal Carter (Dylan Arnold) comes back to the small Kansas town he grew up in, he changes the lives of everyone around him. This includes Madge (Sarah Armitage), a local girl; her sister Millie (Hadley McCoy); their mother Flo (Caroline Good); and their neighbor Helen Potts (Tammy Hunter).

Caroline Good as Flo. *
Dylan is making his PCPH Mainstage debut in this role. Sarah appeared last season in Barefoot In The Park and has also appeared in Guys & Dolls and Don’t Drink the Water among other productions at PCPH.  Hadley McCoy most recently appeared in Shrek! as Teen Fiona. 

Tammy Hunter as Mrs. Potts. **

Caroline directed Annie last season and has appeared in leading roles in Blithe Spirit, Angel Street, and The Sound of Music at PCPH. Tammy most recently played Mrs. Banks in last season’s Barefoot in the Park.

Craig Robinson as Bomber & Hadley McCoy as Millie. **
Local schoolteacher, Rosemary (Shelly McFadden) takes the lead with her reluctant beau, Howard (Brad Sandy), and helps him decide what her future will be. Shelly directed She Loves Me to open the season and appeared in Shrek!  Brad appeared last season in Beauty & The Beast and has directed many shows at PCPH including Arsenic & Old Lace.

Hadley McCoy (Millie), Shelly McFadden (Rosemary), Dylan Arnold (Hal), Brad Sandy (Howard).*

Other townspeople include Hal’s former college roommate Alan (Dustin Boothby); two other schoolteachers Irma (Kathy Arnold) and Christine (Brittany Magee); and the local newspaper boy, Bomber (Craig Robinson).  Kathy and Dustin were both featured in last season’s mystery The Mousetrap. Craig and Brittany are making their PCPH mainstage debuts.

Caroline Good (Flo), Shelly McFadden (Rosemary), Kathy Arnold (Irma), Brittany Magee (Christine),
Dylan Arnold (Hal). *
Lighting design is by Dustin Bond. Sound design is by Bond and Craig Armitage. Set design and painting is by Linda Gjesvold. Running the light board is Lisa McCoy. The sound board is run by Noah D. Pettit. Costumes are by McFadden and Good.

Dustin Boothyby (Alan), Brad Sandy (Howard). **

Picnic was last produced by PCPH in 1988 and was most recently revived on Broadway in 2013.

*Photos by Jay Prewitt. **Photos by Linda Gjesvold