Monday, January 6, 2020


Volunteer Spotlight

Directors for our four Mainstage Productions have been chosen. 

Directing our 59th Season opener, the Cole Porter musical Anything Goes will be PCPH veteran Jack Randall Earles. Auditions for the production will be Monday, April 13, and Tuesday April 14, at 7 p.m. in the Rehearsal Center of the Hazel Day Longden Theatre. It will be presented 
June 4-6 and June 10-13.

Read more about the show & cast HERE

Our July show is the Pulitzer-Prize winning comedy You Can't Take It With You.  It will be directed by Dustin Bond. Auditions will be Sunday, May 10 at 3 p.m., and Monday, May 11, at 7 p.m. in the Rehearsal Center of the Hazel Day Longden Theatre. It will be onstage July 9-11 & July 15-18.

Read more about the show & cast & the script HERE.

Our August production is the musical Once Upon a Mattress. It will be directed by Andrew Ranck. Auditions will be Sunday, June 14 at 3 p.m. and Monday, June 15 at 7 p.m. in the Rehearsal Center of the Hazel Day Longden Theatre. It will be presented 
August 13-15 & August 19-22.

Read more about the show & cast & script HERE

Our 59th season will end with a production of the play The Diviners. It will be directed by Bethany Bax. Auditions will be Sunday, July 19 at 3 p.m. and Monday July 20 at 7 p.m. at the Rehearsal Center of the Hazel Day Longden Theatre. It will be onstage September 10-12 & September 16-19.

Read more about the show & cast & script HERE

Tuesday, December 10, 2019


Letters for our 2020 Fund Drive have been mailed. 

Here is what President Michael McClaine wrote:

If you did not receive your letter, or if you are not on our mailing list, you can download a donation form by going to
 THIS PAGE and clicking on the link.

Thank you for supporting the Putnam County Playhouse and our upcoming 59th season!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019


2017 – 2018 Season Announcement

The 59th season of productions at Putnam County Playhouse will include a variety of entertainment.  Two musicals, two plays, and our annual SHAKESPEARED! Youth Theatre Workshop and Children's Theatre Workshop hit the mainstage of the Hazel Day Longden Theatre beginning in June, 2020.

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First up will be a classic musical by Indiana's own Cole Porter - Anything Goes.  The book is by  P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse.

.With such songs as "All Through the Night", "Friendship", "I Get A Kick Out of You", and "Take Me Back to Manhattan", you'll enjoy the ride.  Set aboard an ocean liner on its way to England during the glittering Art Deco period, you'll meet Reno Sweeney, the night club queen and her Angels; Moonface Martin, Public Enemy No. 13; Billy and Hope, the young star-crossed lovers; and Sir Evelyn Oakleigh among others. 

Anything Goes sets sail June 4-6 and June 10-13.  Auditions are Monday, April 13 at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, April 14, at 7 p.m.

SHAKESPEARED! will be June 15-26 with a performance on 
June 27.  Registration will be open February 1.

In July we will present the Pulitzer Prize winning comedy You Can't Take It With You by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart.

 Eccentric Grandpa Vanderhoff and his equally amusing family live in New York City and march to their own drums. When grand daughter Alice falls in the  love with scion of a Wall Street Broker, their worlds collide in comic confusion. 

You can join the fun on July 9-11 and July 15-18. Auditions will be Sunday, May 10, at 3 p.m. and Monday May 11, at 7 p.m.

The Children's Theatre Workshop will be conducted July 20-24. The performance will be Friday, July 24.  Registration will open February 1.

In August, an audience favorite will return when we present the musical comedy Once Upon A Mattress. Music is by Mary Rodgers with lyrics by Marshall Barer. The book is by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Barer.

 This is the story of Prince Dauntless and his love for Princess Winifred the Woebegone who is "Shy". Will Queen Aggravain allow the marriage to take place?  Or will she and her wizard put a stop to the ceremony?  And when will the King ever speak? 

Join us onstage August 13-15 and August 19-22 to find out.  Auditions will be Sunday, June 14, at 3 p.m. and Monday June 15 at 7 p.m.

Our season will close with the play The Diviners by Indiana playwright Jim Leonard, Jr.  

When a stranger comes to a small town in the Depression era, he learns that a young boy has the power to find water. He can also tell when it's going to rain. The townsfolk count on his talent to let them know when they can plant their crops. When the stranger tries to come to a better understanding of the power, he changes the lives of everyone in the town - especially The Diviner. 

 You can see it September 10-12 and September 16-19.  Auditions will be Sunday, July 19, at 3 p.m. and Monday July 20, at 7 p.m.

Directors, sponsors and other information about all of these productions will be available here on the website in December.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019


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For the next couple of weekends, you can go back to high school and be entertained.  Two county high schools are presenting their fall productions!

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First up is North Putnam's production of the Woody Allen comedy Don't Drink the Water.  It will be presented Friday, November 8, and Saturday, November 9. Curtain time both nights is 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students.  They are available at the door.

Next up is the Greencastle High School production of The Addams Family, The Musical.  It will be onstage November 21, 22, & 23, in the Parker Auditorium.  Curtain time each night is 7:30 p.m. and all tickets are $8.  You can get tickets at the door.

Enjoy a show, support your local high schools, and keep the arts flame burning!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019


At the Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors of Putnam County Playhouse, members and guests convened to hear of the activities of the 58th season.

President Michael McClaine presided over the festivities.

Board members in attendance included Sandi Rossok, Ric McFadden (Hammy Award Nominee for SHREK!), Shelly McFadden, Brad Sandy (Hammy Award Nominee for Picnic), Linda Gjesvold, Beth Bax, Kathryn Dory, Anna Harris, Jack Randall Earles (Hammy Award Nominee for Send Me No Flowers), Peggy McClaine, Meghan Armitage, and Dustin Bond.

Guests included Fred and Jean Burger, Conner George, Lita Sandy & Jocelyn Gardner, Matt Schneider (Hammy Award Nominee for She Loves Me) with wife Robin and daughter Lora, and Jude M. Armitage attending his first board meeting.

Cookies were eaten.

After the presentation of the committee reports - some out of order - the Hammy Award was presented to:

Matt Schneider for his roles in She Loves Me!

Three other gentlemen in attendance reacted as it would be expected and retired to the bar at Almost Home for solace.

L-R: Jack Randall Earles, Brad Sandy, Ric McFadden