Tuesday, November 27, 2012

2013 Fund Drive Now In Progress

The 2013 Putnam County Playhouse Fund Drive is now underway.  If you are on our mailing list, you should receive your letter this week.

Please return it, with your check as soon as possible. Those contributing to our Fund Drive will be listed in the programs for all of our Main Stage shows in 2013.

As President Michael McClaine writes in his letter:

"....as we finalize plans for our 52nd season, we are reminded that the Playhouse would not be a success without you. Thank you for helping all the volunteers of PCPH who make a difference for the culture of Putnam and our surrounding counties."

You can read about our exciting 2013 program in the article below. Make plans now to attend. Season ticket information will be mailed in the spring.

We appreciate your support by attending our shows, but a contribution to our Fund Drive helps us not only with our program, but with improvements and maintenance of our facility. Every dollar spent on a ticket or given in the Fund Drive goes directly to the Putnam County Playhouse. No one receives compensation for any work they do for PCPH, whether it is creative or administrative. We receive some monies from grants, but the bulk of our financing comes from individuals like you! Thank you for your continued support.

If you did not receive a Fund Drive Letter, you can click on the Contact Us tab above, and download the Fund Drive Form linked on that page.

If you or your organization are interested in sponsoring one of our Main Stage productions, please contact our Fund Raising Chairperson, Drew Brattain, at his email:


Thanks again! See you at The Barn!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

A Season to Look Forward To - PCPH 2013!!!

The 52nd season of Putnam County Playhouse will open in June with the musical comedy You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown. The show will be produced June 6, 7, 8, and June 12, 13, 14, 15. Based on the popular comic strip by Charles M. Schultz, the musical includes all of the familiar characters - Charlie Brown, Lucy, Schroeder, Sally, and of course Snoopy! 

To read more about the show click HERE

The Youth Theatre Workshop will take place June 16-29th. The Shakespeared! production for this summer is A Comedy of Errors.

The July production will be the suspense thriller Angel Street, also known as Gaslight. The play by Patrick Hamilton was first produced in London in 1938, and then in 1941 it was produced on Broadway, where it became one of New York's longest running plays. In New York, the stars were Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn, and Leo G. Carroll. A film version of the play titled "Gaslight" starred Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer. Bergman won an Academy Award for her portrayal of the wife being driven mad by her husband. Angel Street will be presented on July 11, 12, 13, and July 17, 18, 19, 20.

To read more about the show click HERE.

A Children's Theatre Workshop will be held in late July - dates TBA.

The August production will be the Tony-winning musical The Drowsy Chaperone, a PCPH premiere. With a book by Bob Martin & Don McKellar and music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison, the show opened on Broadway on May 1, 2006. It was nominated for 13 Tony Awards that year and won 5. The Drowsy Chaperone is a nod to musicals of the past with songs and dances of many styles. Your host for the evening is The Man In the Chair who explains arcane references and introduces the cast members as the evening rolls along. The musical will be produced August 8, 9. 10, and August 14, 15, 16, 17.

To read more about the show click HERE.

Our season will close with a production of Mary Chase's classic comedy Harvey. Recently revived on Broadway, and familiar to our audiences, the play tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd and his closest friend, who just happens to be a six foot tall rabbit named Harvey. Only Dowd can see Harvey, and the situations with his family and friends present a merry evening of entertainment. Harvey will close our season with shows on September 12, 13, 14, and September 18, 19, 20, 21.

To read more about the play click HERE.

Directors and audition dates for all shows will be announced here in January.