Monday, June 25, 2012


The Shakepeared! production of The Tempest will be Saturday, June 30, at 7 p.m.

Tickets are available only at the door.  Admission is $3 for those 12 years old and up.  Admission is free to those under 12 years old.  Tickets are general admission.

First up will be the middle school group directed by Alisa Isaacs-Bailey. Featured in this version of The Tempest are Hannah Williams, Chloe Bodnarick, Djasi Falcon, Addison Hughes, Joe Hettinger, and Ben Gellman.

Appearing in other roles are Simon Foss, David Maginity, Emma Newton, Lindsey Bridgewater, Jon DeHaan, Corinne Buchanan, and Liam Guinee.

Rounding out the cast in the middle school group are Jakob Foss, Zander Williams, Emma Huber, Shianna Alexander, Zoe Wilson, Tyler Hopper, Mackenzie Wilson, and Madi Woodall.

Assistant Director for this group is Bethany Bax.  Working on the technical side are Lauren Good, Jacob Bax, and Cecily Bax.

After a fifteen-minute intermission, the high school group directed by Caroline Good (who adapted both scripts from Shakespeare's text) will take the stage with Tempest in Paradise. Actors in this group include Ethan Gill, Dominique Lafontant, Hannah Gellman, Logan Beck, Cody Warren, Joe Pejril, Lukas Eckrich, and Dylan Bodnarick.

Appearing with them will be Joe Lippard, Abby Cheek, Madi Egold, Mary Pearl Ivy, Chloe Maginity, Abbie Harms, Sammy Batchelor, and Libby Brush.

Completing the cast are Mary Allen, Ciara Lippard, Caleb Guthrie, Elise Merrell, Corrinne Trigg, and Fiona Good.

Assistant Director for the second group is TJ Tincher. Choreography is by Heather Owens. Technical assistance is by Lauren Good and Jessica Maginity. Island Jewelry is by Jessica Masner.

Sponsored by Duke Energy Foundation.

SHAKESPEARED! in rehearsal!

Sunday, June 3, 2012


The 51st season of Putnam County Playhouse will open on June 7 with Clue: The Musical! It will be presented June 7-9 and again June 13-16. All performances are at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $10 each, and reservations can be made by calling the Box Office between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday - Saturday beginning June 4!

Clue: The Musical is based on the popular Parker Brothers board game. You as an audience member will get to play along. The suspect, weapon, and location of the crime are chosen by audience members and then placed in an envelope. How the cast performs the songs and enacts the scenes depends on the cards chosen. Every performance will be different. There are a total of 216 possible conclusions!

Ric McFadden is stage and musical director for the show. Marilyn Burdsall is pit conductor and pianist. Also in the pit are Michael McClaine on percussion and Lynne Tweedie on keyboard.

All of the familiar board game characters - and a couple of new ones - are portrayed in the show. We first meet Mr. Boddy (Dustin Bond) in his mansion and learn that he fears for his life. Among the suspects are Mrs. White (Jodi Green Wingler), Mr. Green (Pshemo Grajewski), Mrs. Peacock (Shelly Green McFadden), Colonel Mustard (Dan Stockton), Miss Scarlett (Meghan Armitage), and Professor Plum (T.J. Tincher).

Mr. Boddy is joined in his search for the killer by The Detective (Caroline Good).

Songs in the show include "The Game", "Deduction Seduction", "Don't Blame Me". and "Everyday Devices." Clue: The Musical has a book by Peter DePietro and lyrics by Tom Chiodo. Music is by Galen Blum, Wayne Barker, and Vinnie Martucci. The show ran Off-Broadway at the Players Theatre after its world premiere in Baltimore and a run in Chicago.

The corporate sponsor for Clue: The Musical is Duke Energy Foundation.

Click HERE to read more about our sponsor!

Special set painting is by Linda Gjesvold. Production stage manager is Jessica Masner. Costumer for the show is Sarah Bond.

The soundboard is handled by Jim Green, and Melissa Green is running the lightboard.

Enjoy this coming attraction preview of Clue: The Musical.