Tuesday, January 17, 2017

20 Years Ago! PCPH 1997!!

Twenty years ago, we were still using the Little Barn for our dressing rooms.  Our driveway was unpaved.  And we were using our painted sign down by Round Barn Road.

We opened the season with a production of West Side Story.  It was directed and choreographed by Lita Sandy, who had choreographed the 1975 production of the show directed by Vickie Parker. Musical director was Debby [Thompson] Lambert.

Leading roles were taken by Dale Grove, Hope Homler, Brad Sandy, Dan Stockton, and Sherry Hedge.

Check out the program HERE.

Board President was Bob Hedge. Also serving as officers were Vickie Parker, Ernie Ford, Mark Hammer, and Jack Randall Earles.  Board members were Judy Berry, Kim Hinkle Brattain, Tim Dibble, Nicha Flick, Bill Frisbie, Linda Gjesvold, Dale Grove, Mike Hayes, Linda Miller, Brad Sandy, Peggy Tennis, and Debbie Thompson.

The July production was the comedy-drama The Rainmaker.  The leading roles were played by Gigi Fenlon Jennewein and Robert Neal - both making their PCPH debuts.  It was directed by Jack Randall Earles.

Check out the program HERE.

In August, PCPH presented its first production of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods.  It was directed by Peggy McClaine [Tennis]. Musical director was Bob Hedge with choreography by Nicha Flick and Kim Hinkle Brattain.  Playing leading roles were Debby [Thompson] Lambert, Melodie Taylor, Mike Hayes, Bob Hedge, Sherry Hedge, Adam Chandler, Dale Grove, and Marc Adams.  Linda Gjesvold also made a rare onstage appearance.

Check out the program HERE.

The Children's Workshop presented Alice In Wonderland.

The season came to an end in September with a production of the Woody Allen comedy Play It Again, Sam directed by Ernie Ford.  Leading roles were played by Brad Sandy, Karen Temple, and Croft Vaughn.

Check out the program HERE.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Ten Years Ago!!! PCPH 2007!

Our 2007 season started out with the fundraiser "Love Is" in February - a reminder of the musical revues presented by PCPH in its earlier years. Directed by Ernie Ford and with musical staging by Jack Randall Earles, it featured couples of various ages singing songs about....of course LOVE.  Musical Director for the production was Ric McFadden and the pianist was Lynne Tweedie-Wurster.

Cast members pictured above are Meghan (McClaine) Armitage, Joe Macri, Shelly & Ric McFadden, Cecily Humphries & Robert Browing, Lita & Brad Sandy, Amy & Andrew Hayes, and in front Chris Krag & Mandy Rollins.  The hosts for the evening were Michael McClaine, Chris Wurster, and Larry Sutton.  Not pictured: Caroline & Tim Good.

The regular season opened with Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. It was directed and choreographed by Brad & Lita Sandy. Ric McFadden was the vocal director with musical direction by Marilyn (Burdsall) Rush. 

Check out the program HERE

The June 30 YTW SHAKESPEARED featured "And Evening With Romeo & Juliet."  The two productions were directed by Tim & Caroline Good.
Check out the program HERE

The July production was Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream staged by Amy Hayes.

Check out the program HERE.

August brought the musical The Fantasticks directed by Ernie Ford.  Musical direction was by Allison Edberg and choreography by Jack Randall Earles. 

Check out the program HERE.

The season closer was Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys directed by Jim Poor.

Check out the program HERE.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Directors! Directors! Directors!


The directors for the 2017 Putnam County Playhouse season have been selected. Congratulations to all of them!!

Directing our season opener Curtains is Jack Randall Earles.  The musical will be produced June 1-3 and June 7-10.  Auditions will be Sunday, April 9 at 3 p.m. and Monday, April 10 at 7 p.m.

The director for our July comedy is Jim Green. The Foreigner will be produced July 13-15 and July 19-22.  Auditions will be held on Sunday, May 14 at 3 p.m. and Monday, May 15 at 7 p.m.

August will bring our second musical of the season, The Addams Family. Its director is Ric McFadden.  It will be produced August 10-12 and August 16-19.  Auditions will be held on Sunday, June 4 at 3 p.m. and Monday, June 5 at 7 p.m.

The season will close with our production of the theatrical farce Laughing Stock.  It will be directed by Andrew Ranck. The comedy will be produced September 7-9 and September 13-16. Auditions will be Sunday, July 23 at 3 p.m. and Monday, July 24 at 7 p.m.

This season offers many opportunities for performers and backstage personnel.  More information about all of our mainstage shows can be found under the CURRENT SEASON tab at the top of the page on our website!  Come be a part of our Season of Laughter in 2017!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016



Watch your mailbox for 2017 Fall Fund Drive letter.  You should receive it before the end of November.

Every donation to Putnam County Playhouse goes entirely to our General Fund.  It is used to maintain our facility, upgrade our technical equipment, and produce our shows.

PCPH is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit. Donations are deductible.

If you are not on our mailing list, or you do not receive your letter, you can download a Donation Form HERE.

Thank you for your continued support!

Monday, October 24, 2016


Dustin Bond with Upstage Award 2016

Dustin Bond - with Upstage Award nominations for his performances in both On Golden Pond and The Odd Couple (Female Version) was the winner of the "Hammy" at the PCPH Annual Meeting held on Sunday, October 23.

Lynette & Ken Gwinn and Michael McClaine

The meeting was well attended.  In addition to Board Members, long time PCPH supporters Ken and Lynette Gwinn were there. They spent some time talking with PCPH President Michael McClaine about plans for 2017.

David Buttram

Others in attendance included actress Tammy Hunter, singer-actor David Buttram, and DePauw's M. Susan Anthony and G. Duane Skoog.

Linda Gjesvold, Katie Wallace, Linda Ford

Also present to hear Committee Chairs give their annual reports were theatre maven and Playhouse supporter Linda Ford, and from The Odd Couple (The Female Version) actresses Katie Wallace and Karen Bailey Sutherlin, and director Andrew Ranck.

Andrew Ranck, Shelly McFadden, Linda Ford, Karen Bailey Sutherlin, Conner George

Committee Chairs who gave reports included Mark Hammer, Treasurer's Report; Linda Gjesvold, Tickets; Dustin Bond, Tech; Jack Randall Earles, Promotions; Shelly McFadden, Program & Costume Loft; Sandi Rossok, Props Loft; Michael McClaine, Maintenance; Drew Brattain, Fund Raising; and Caroline Good, Youth Workshop.

Katie Wallace, Beth Bax, Sandi Rossok

Other Board Members in attendance included Meghan Armitage, Ric McFadden, Beth Bax, Jim Rambo, and Jim Green.

Eleanor and Brian Howard

Upstage Award Nominee Eleanor Howard was there with her husband Brian who made his PCPH stage debut last August in 1776. Eleanor was nominated for her work in the musical Little Women.

Beth Bax and Sandi Rossok

Board members Beth Bax and Sandi Rossok discuss the reports and the past season.

Ric McFadden and Dustin Bond

Board members Ric McFadden and Dustin Bond talk about baseball!

Eleanor Howard and Caroline Good

Eleanor and Caroline discuss plans for the 2017 Children's Theatre Workshop and YTW.

Mark Hammer and Drew Brattain
Mark Hammer and Drew Brattain discuss finances.