Tuesday, May 22, 2018


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Season ticket orders are in the mail and on their way to you!

Our Ticket Committee under the leadership of Linda Gjesvold used the latest technology to fill the orders, stick on the address labels, and send the envelopes on their way.

Meghan Armitage, Kathryn Dory, Linda Gjesvold

Actually, they spent many hours last Sunday pulling the tickets by hand and keeping everyone's request straight!

Individual tickets will go on sale on Sunday, June 3, at 2 p.m. during our Annual Open House.  Season tickets will also be on sale that day.

Our season opens with the musical Annie June 7-9 & June 13-16. This show is sponsored by Hopkins-Rector and Bittles & Hurt. 

The mystery Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap continues the fun on July 12-14 & July 18-21. It is sponsored by Shuee's.

The fun continues on with Disney's Beauty & the Beast to be produced August 9-11 & August 15-18. The sponsor for this production is First National Bank.

A comedy by Neil Simon will close the season when we present Barefoot in the Park September 13-15 & September 19-22. It's sponsor is Rossok & Co. Insurance/Goodville Mutual.

Click on the "Current Season" tab at the top of the page on the website to learn more about each production and sponsor!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018


Emery Jane Allen & friend.

The musical Annie is in rehearsals now.  It will open the 57th season of the Putnam County Playhouse. Annie will be produced June 7-9 and June 13-16. Individual tickets will go on sale at the annual open house on Sunday, June 3, at 2 p.m.

Performers in leading roles include Emery Jane Allen in the title role as the plucky orphan Annie, searching for her parents. Her benefactor, Oliver Warbucks will be played by Ric McFadden.

Ric McFadden & Emery Jane Allen

The role of Grace Farrell, Warbucks' secretary, will be played by Lisa McCoy.  Miss Hannigan, who runs the city orphanage is Shelly McFadden. Her shifty brother Rooster is played by Andrew Ranck and his girlfriend Lily is played by Meghan Armitage.

Meghan Armitage, Andrew Ranck, Shelly McFadden

Others in supporting roles include Chris Wurster as Drake, the major domo; Jack Randall Earles as Lt. Ward & FDR; Scott Armitage as Harold Ickes; Amanda Henry as Frances Perkins; Dustin Bond as Bert Healy; and Michaela Semak and Paige Kaiser as the Stars to Be. These performers are also members of the busy ensemble.

Dianna Baysinger, Robin Schneider, Sarah Ryan, Lisa McCoy & Emery Jane Allen

Others in the ensemble playing multiple roles include Dianna Baysinger, Sarah Ryan, Jay Prewitt,  Bryson Worman, Devin Huff, Gaven Bingman, Julie Danielle Collenbaugh, Robin Schneider, Ruthie Mann, Aubree Whicker, and Alex Foster.

Schneider, Ryan, Wurster, Ryan-Schager,Whicker,Worman,Foster,Semak,Bingham,Huff

Featured orphans are played by Charlie Hall, Molly; Abby Foster, Kate; Sadie Henry, Tessie; Bailey Boggess, Pepper; Ellie Henry, July; and Sophie Shelton, Duffy.

The orphan ensemble includes Jocelyn Gardner, Chloe Gardner, Eleanor Knuth, Hallie Homler, Catherine Ryan-Schager, Lillian Welch, Penny Cummings, Katherine Kempf, Elyse Ensley, Angel Rasner, Lara Schneider, and Sawyer Case.

Emery Jane Allen dispenses orphan justice.

Director for the musical is Caroline Good. 

Director Caroliine Good.

Vocal direction is by Erik Foster. Amy Tharp is the pit conductor and pianist for Annie.

Erik Foster & Amy Tharp

Choreography is by Sarah Bond. Lighting and sound design is by Dustin Bond.

Alex Foster, Sarah Bond, Noah D. Pettit

Stage manager for the production is Mason Allen.  Assistant stage manager is Noah D. Pettit. The stage crew includes Cameron Wunderlich and Sarah Nowling.

Mason Allen & Dustin Bond.

The set design is by Linda Gjesvold.

Linda Gjesvold, Sarah Nowling, Cameron Wunderlich

The musical is being sponsored by:


To read more about our sponsors click HERE and HERE.

Lisa McCoy & Emery Jane Allen

Selected scenes from Annie will be presented at the Open House!
Orphans LOVE rehearsals!

Monday, April 30, 2018


Director T.J. Tincher will hold two sessions of auditions for the Agatha Christie mystery play The Mousetrap. The first session will be Sunday, May 6, at 3 p.m. and the second will be Monday, May 7, at 7 p.m. Both sessions will be in the Rehearsal Center at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre in Greencastle..

The Mousetrap is the second production of the 57th season of Putnam County Playhouse.  It will be produced July 12-14 and July 18-21.

It is being sponsored by:

Click HERE to learn more about our sponsor.

Characters to be cast in the thriller include Mollie and Giles Ralston, a newly married couple in their 20's-30's who have recently opened a secluded inn; Christopher Wren, a neurotic young man in his 20's-30's; Mrs. Boyle, a mature woman 40's-60's in a perpetual bad temper; and Major Metcalf, an imposing military man in his 40's-50's.


Also involved in the mysterious proceedings are Miss Casewell, a woman in her 20's-30's who is masculine in appearance and bearing; Mr. Paravacini, a continental gentleman in his 50's; and Detective Sergeant Trotter, a police detective in his 20's-30's on hand to solve the growing mystery. All of these are stage ages. 

 Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script. 

Download an audition form HERE.

Click HERE to read or download the sides that will be used at auditions.

Anyone who is interested in working as Stage Manager or on the various crews including running lights and sound should also attend auditions and talk to director Tincher.



The season will begin with our Annual Open House on Sunday, June 3, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The musical Annie will open the season on Thursday, June 7.  Individual ticket sales will begin at the Open House.  Season tickets are still available. Click HERE
to download a Season Ticket Form


Thursday, April 19, 2018



Caroline Good and cast mate Louis Sinn.

PCPH board member Caroline Good is starring in a production of Tennessee Williams' famous play The Glass Menagerie at Wabash College this weekend.  She plays the demanding role of Amanda Wingfield, a part Williams based on his own mother. 

Good and Austin Ridley

The other cast members are Austin Ridley as Tom, Betsy Swift as Laura, and Louis Sinn as Jim, the gentleman caller.

Caroline Good

The Glass Menagerie is being directed by Professor Jessie Mills. 

Professor Jessie Mills (center).
Professor Jessie Mills

Caroline was seen in three productions at PCPH last season: Curtains, The Addams Family, and Laughing Stock. She is directing this season's opener, the musical Annie.

PCPH has produced The Glass Menagerie twice.  In 1985, it was directed by Jim Poor. The cast included Emily Poor as Amanda, Marc R. Adams as Tom, Brian Williams as Jim, and Beth Hennon as Laura.

Director Larry Sutton presented his production in 2003.  His cast included Bethany Bax as Amanda, TJ Tincher as Jim, and Allison Larty as Laura. Keith Bodnarick and Zachary Spicer shared the part of Tom at different ages of his life.

The Glass Menagerie is a classic American play that should be seen by every student interested in theater.  Don't miss this opportunity to see an innovative production.  And congratulations and "break a leg" to Caroline!

The memorable last moments of The Glass Menagerie.