Wednesday, June 19, 2019

SHAKESPEARED! on Saturday!



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The 2019 SHAKESPEARED! workshop will present two versions of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night or What You Will on Saturday, June 22, at 7 p.m. at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre. 

Tickets are $3 for those 12 years of age and up and admission is free for those under 12 years of age.

It is being sponsored by:


To read more about our sponsor click HERE.



The middle school group will present a traditional version of the play.  It is being directed by Tim Good with assistance from Eleanor Howard.

Appearing in leading roles in this version are Stevie Kennen, Olivia Stierwalt, Evie Green, Treyton Burgess, Marah Loughmiller, and Maura Lazar.



Also appearing are Elise Kendall, Elianna Boyd, Gunnar Roach, Abbi Bonomo, Noah Barnes, Catherine Ryan-Shager, Penny Cummings, Clare Langdoc, Charlie Martoglio, and Ezekiel Bergen.



Other roles will feature Katie Funk, Bradlee Napier, Aidrik Loughmiller, Henry Cox, Bryson Worman, Brakston Taylor, Eve Loughmiller, and Molly Boswell.



The high school group will present a Caribbean inspired version directed by Caroline Good & Bethany Bax.

Leading roles in this version will be played by Dale Dye Thomas, Ella Dye Thomas, Ellie Henry, Devin Huff, Craig Robinson, Kiara Boyd and Bella Green.




Others appearing are Ava Maginity, Alice Howard, Jessica Geiger, Rebecca Hebb, Mya Weddle, and Brenigan Warren.


Also included are Courtney Huff, Samantha Funk, Madison Bayles, Logan Warren and Zaq Good.



Costumes are by Caroline Good and Christopher Douglas, who will also run the sound board.  Light operator is Fiona Good.


Monday, June 10, 2019

SHREK! AUDITIONS ARE HERE!!!






Thanks to all for attending auditions!

Watch here for our cast announcement!


Director Lee Reberger

The musical will be produced August 15-17 & 21-24.


 It is being sponsored by Bittles & Hurt and Hopkins Rector Funeral Homes.


To read more about our sponsor click HERE.


To read more about our sponsor click HERE.


Those wishing to audition should prepare a short musical selection and bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.  A short dance audition will also be conducted.

Among the roles to filled are Shrek, the hero; his best friend, Donkey; Princess Fiona; an ensemble including Gingy & Pinocchio and other storybook characters;  and Lord Farquaad.  Younger versions of Shrek (Age 8-13) and Fiona (child 8-13, teen 14-18) will also be cast. 






Tuesday, June 4, 2019

"SHE LOVES ME" OPENS THE 58th SEASON!!!


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HAS ENDED.
THANKS TO OUR AUDIENCES!!



The production is sponsored by First National Bank.


Click HERE to learn more about our sponsor.

Director of the production is Shelly McFadden.  Vocal direction is by Lori Miller. Choreographer is Deb Grammel. The pit conductor and pianist is Marilyn Rush. Playing in the band are Dede Schwomeyer on drums, Marcia Boswell on flute, and Kathryn Dory on clarinet. Costumes are by McFadden and Caroline Good who is also the assistant director.  Set design is by Ric McFadden.

L-R: Dustin Bond, Joshua Saul Bain, Meghan Armitage, Jason Lafever, Jay Prewitt, Ric McFadden, Lisa Mccoy

Shelly has directed many shows at PCPH including The Music Man, The Drowsy Chaperone, and 1776. She appeared as Miss Hannigan last season in Annie and was nominated for an Upstage Award.

With music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick (the team responsible for Fiddler on the Roof) and a book by Joe Masteroff (Cabaret), the musical tells the story of two clerks in a perfume shop in 1930’s Budapest. Georg (Dustin Bond) and Amalia (Lisa McCoy) are each in love with a pen pal without knowing they are actually corresponding with each other.  Bond and McCoy both appeared in Annie and Beauty & The Beast last season.

Dustin Bond as Georg. Photo by Jay Prewitt

Others in the cast include the owner of the shop Mr. Maraczek (Ric McFadden, Annie, Beauty & The Beast), another timid clerk Sipos (Jay Prewitt, Annie, The Mousetrap, Beauty & The Beast), and two other employees carrying on a clandestine love affair Stephen Kodaly (Joshua Saul Bain, Beauty & The Beast, The Addams Family) and Illona Ritter (Meghan Armitage, Beauty & The Beast, Drowsy Chaperone).  A young bicycle messenger Arpad (Jason Lafever,  PCPH debut) also longs to work in the shop.

L-R: Ric McFadden as Mr. Maraczek & Jason Lafever as Arpad. Photo by Jay Prewitt

When Georg and Amalia decide to meet, it is at a discreet hideaway that has a Maitre’D (Andrew Ranck, Annie as Rooster ) who promises a “romantic atmosphere.”  A lively tango and a clumsy busboy (Noah D. Pettit) add to the fun.


L-R: Andrew Ranck,Kayla Norman,Noah D. Pettit, Joshua Saul Bain. Photo by Jay Prewitt

The cast also includes Anna Harris (also the Production Stage Manager, The Game's Afoot and The Mousetrap), Hannah Lafever (PCPH debut) , Kayla Norman (PCPH debut), Hannah Newlin (PCPH debut), Robin Schneider (Annie and Beauty & The Beast), and Matt Schneider (1776 and Beauty & The Beast).  Doing double duty as stage crew members and onstage denizens are Mason Allen, Hadley McCoy, and Cameron Wunderlich (The Foreigner, The Mousetrap). Pettit and Brandon Wunderlich are also working on the stage crew. All members of the crew worked on Annie and Beauty & The Beast last season but many are making their PCPH onstage debuts.

Lisa McCoy as Amalia. Photo by Jay Prewitt

Bond is also technical and lighting designer. Grace Elmore will run the light board and Haley Wilson will run the soundboard. Running the spotlights are Sarah Nowling and Ally Taylor.

The season will continue in July with the comedy Send Me No Flowers.

Get Your YTW Scripts Here, Mon!


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If you have signed up to participate in our YTW SHAKESPEARED workshop this year, you can read/download your scripts here.

Please be familiar with the script before the workshop starts - it will help you be ready on Day One!

Go to this PAGE to find the links.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

OPEN HOUSE - JUNE 2!!!

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The 58th season of Putnam County Playhouse will begin with our annual Open House Celebration on Sunday, June 2.  The event will  be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  It is free and open to the public.

L-R: Mason Allen, Sarah Nowling, Grace Elmore, Jason Lafever - & in our new spotlight loft, Dustin Bond.


You can see a preview of our opening show, She Loves Me. The cast & staff are rehearsing to be ready for opening night on June 6!

L-R: Dustin Bond, Joshua Saul Bain, Meghan Armitage, Jason Lafever, Jay Prewitt, Ric McFadden, Lisa McCoy
Season tickets and individual tickets for all shows this season - highlighting the theme Loves Conquers All - will be on sale. Our July show is the comedy Send Me No Flowers.  August will bring the lively musical SHREK!  And join us for a Picnic in September.

L-R: Hadley McCoy, Hannah Lafever, Kayla Norman

Light refreshments will be served.  Members of the Board of Directors will be on hand to answer questions about PCPH.

L-R: Marilyn Rush & Lisa McCoy

Please plan to join us!

See you at the barn!