Tuesday, October 29, 2013

McFadden Prevails In Close Upstage Award Contest!

Actor Ric McFadden was the winner of the 2013 Upstage Award.  He won for his performance as "The Superintendent" in the August production of the musical The Drowsy Chaperone.

McFadden as The Superintendent

The Award was presented to McFadden by PCPH Treasurer Mark Hammer at the October 27th Annual Meeting.

Mark Hammer (left) & McFadden at the ceremony.

McFadden has previously won the award for performances in I'll Be Back Before Midnight and Don't Drink the Water.

Monday, October 28, 2013

2014 Season Update

The Tams-Witmark Library which controls the amateur productions rights for My Fair Lady informed us last week they are unable to release the title to us for our 2014 season. A professional touring production of the show is scheduled to be in our area.

For this reason, our 2014 season will open instead with a production of the musical Guys & Dolls.

Guys & Dolls with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows first opened on Broadway on November 24, 1950. It ran for 1200 performances and won Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Leading Actor (Robert Alda as Sky Masterson), Best Featured Actress (Isabel Bigley as Sarah Brown), Best Choreography (Michael Kidd) and Best Direction of a Musical (George S. Kaufman).

Popular songs from the score include "Luck Be A Lady Tonight", "Adelaide's Lament", and "Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat."

"Guys & Dolls" was revived on Broadway in 1976, 1992, and 2009. 

Click HERE to read more about the show.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Putnam County Playhouse will hold its annual meeting on Sunday, October 27. at 3 p.m. The event will be in the Rehearsal Center at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre in Greencastle.

The business to be conducted includes the annual reports from each committee chairperson and a discussion of the 2013 season. President of the PCPH board, Michael McClaine will chair the meeting.  

All board members will be present to hear from the public and PCPH participants about their experience during the year. This is your opportunity to let the board know what you think!!!

The presentation of the 2013 Upstage Award will also take place. Nominated this year are Ivan Glotzbach for You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, Ashlee Ann Vitz for Angel Street, Ric McFadden for The Drowsy Chaperone, and Jerica Bean for Harvey.

Nominations for members of the board will be taken. The public is invited. The event is free, and light refreshments will be served.

Officers of the board are McClaine, president; Jack Randall Earles, 1st vice president; Linda Gjesvold, 2nd vice president; Mark Hammer, treasurer; and Kathryn Dory, secretary. PCPH board members include Caroline Good, Brad Sandy, Jim Rambo, Sandi Rossok, Bethany Bax, Drew Brattain, Jim Green, Ric McFadden, Shelly McFadden, Meghan Armitage, Dustin Bond, TJ Tincher, and Andrew Hayes.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


The 2013 Annual Meeting of Putnam County Playhouse will be on Sunday, October 27. at 3 p.m. It will be held in the Rehearsal Center at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre. The public is invited.

We will recap the season, and the committee chairs will present their annual reports. This is also the time for you to give your suggestions on how to keep PCPH growing as we enter our 53rd season.

The Annual Upstage Award Winner will also be announced. The UA nominees are named by the directors of our shows. The award is presented to that person who is most successful in creating a memorable small role in a production.

This year the nominees are:

Ivan Glotzbach as a featured dancer in "Beethoven Day" in You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown.

Ashlee Ann Vitz for her portrayal of the devious maid Nancy in Angel Street.

Ric McFadden as The Superintendent in The Drowsy Chaperone.

Jerica Bean as Myrtle Mae Simmons in Harvey.

The Annual Meeting is a free event and the public is invited. Light refreshments will be served.