Thursday, August 29, 2013

Sunday, August 18, 2013


The Drowsy Chaperone has ended its run.  

Next up on the mainstage will be the comedy Harvey. It will be presented September 12-14 and 18-21.

Tickets will go on sale at 5 p.m. on Monday, September 9!!

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Monday, August 12, 2013

"THE DROWSY CHAPERONE" Continues For Second Week

Jack Randall Earles as Man In The Chair. Photo by Julie Watson


The musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone continues its second week of performances. It will be presented August 14-17.  All shows are at 8 p.m. All tickets are reserved. 

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Monday, August 5, 2013

See "The Drowsy Chaperone" First, So You Can Tell Your Friends!!!

The 52nd season of Putnam County Playhouse continues with the musical “The Drowsy Chaperone.”  It will be on stage August 8-10 and August 14-17.  All performances begin at 8 p.m. Tickets can be reserved by calling the box office at 765-653-5880 during its regular hours 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. beginning Monday, August 5th. All seats are reserved and all seats are $10.

“The Drowsy Chaperone” book is by Bob Martin & Don McKellar with music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison.  It was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards in 2006, and won five.
The production is sponsored by First National Bank and Shuee’s Furniture and Mattress.


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This production is being directed by Shelly McFadden. Shelly directed “The Music Man” in 2011 and “Thoroughly Modern Millie” last season. Vocal director is Ric McFadden (who also appears in the show briefly). Ric has appeared in many shows at PCPH including “Camelot” (twice) and “I’ll Be Back Before Midnight.”   Marilyn Burdsall is music director and pianist for the show.  Marilyn has been the musical director or pianist for many shows including “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”, “Man of La Mancha”, “Clue The Musical”, and “The Music Man.” The band includes Michael McClaine, percussion; Drew Brattain, bass; and Geoff Price, keyboards. Choreography is by Deb Grammel, who is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at DePauw where she teaches dance and movement.

Shelly McFadden, the director.

At the top of the show, the Man in the Chair (Jack Randall Earles) tells us about his favorite musical, the 1928 production of “The Drowsy Chaperone.” As he plays the record, the musical comes to life in his living room. Earles last appeared onstage at PCPH in “See How They Run”. He also directed “Angel Street” earlier this season. Characters in the show include the bride-to-be Janet (Meghan Armitage) and her love struck groom Robert (Brad Sandy).  Sandy and Armitage appeared in leading roles together in “Bye Bye Birdie.” Handed the task of keeping them apart until the wedding are the best man George (Cameron Callan) and the Drowsy Chaperone (Julia Kapke). Callan played the title role in “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” this season and has also appeared in “Camelot” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” Kapke is making her PCPH debut with “The Drowsy Chaperone.”

Meghan Armitage & Brad Sandy. 

The wedding is to be held at the estate of the wealthy Mrs. Tottendale (Tammy Hunter) who is having trouble with her butler, Underling (Lee Reberger).  Hunter was in “The Curious Savage” last season and earlier played a major role in “Don’t Drink the Water”. Reberger is making his PCPH debut in this production although he is well known to Brazil audiences for his work at Community Theater of Clay County.  Other guests include a Broadway producer, Mr. Feldzig (David Roberts); his chorine girlfriend, Kitty (Sarah Bond); and the King of Romance,  Aldolpho  (TJ Tincher). Roberts is making his PCPH debut. Sarah appeared in “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and five other musicals at PCPH. Tincher appeared as Jack Manningham in “Angel Street” earlier this season.

Tammy Hunter & Lee Reberger

The proceedings are further interrupted by a pair of Broadway gangsters (Troy Pierce and Dustin Bond) and a high-flying aviatrix (Ashlee Vitz). Pierce and Bond appeared together at PCPH in “The Music Man.” Dustin has also appeared in “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and “The Music Man.” Vitz was Guenevere in the 2011 production of “Camelot.”

Troy Pierce, Sarah Bond, Dustin Bond

The ensemble includes Jacob Peterman, Chris Wurster, Abby Cheek, Hannah Brattain, Lori Briones, and Joe Lippard. Wurster, Brattain, Briones, and Lippard have all been onstage at PCPH.  Peterman and Cheek are making their PCPH debuts.

Julia Kapke as Beatrice Stockwell as Hamlet

Scenic designer is Linda Gjesvold. Technical design is by Bryan Kent.  Costumer is Diana Van Middlesworth with new costume construction by Pat Armitage. Brenda McClaine is running the light board, and the sound board is being controlled by Craig Armitage.  Vitz is the production stage manager and assistant director. She is being assisted by Jessica Masner on the stage crew. Elijah Brattain and Ciara Lippard are the spotlight operators.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Who Is Who in "The Drowsy Chaperone" Part Six

Brad Sandy.  Photo by Julie Watson

ROBERT MARTIN - He is engaged to marry Janet, but the whole situation becomes a mess when he puts on a blindfold and kisses a French girl named Mimi!

Tickets on sale Monday, August 5th!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Who Is Who in "The Drowsy Chaperone" Part Five

The Man in the Chair (Jack Randall Earles) is pleased to meet the some of the cast of his favorite show, the 1928 musical The Drowsy Chaperone. He would like to introduce them to you!

Tickets on sale August 5th!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Who Is Who in "The Drowsy Chaperone" Part Four

David Roberts.  Photo by Julie Watson

VICTOR FELDZIG - producer of Feldzig's Follies. He has to find a way to stop the wedding of his star Janet so she won't quit show business!

Tickets on sale August 5th.