Thursday, July 31, 2014

"Downtown.....where the guys are drips....."

L-R: Ashlee Ann Vitz, Cameron Callan, Jacob Peterman, Dale Grove

Life is tough on Skid Row.....just ask the guys who hang out there. Share the fun when Little Shop of Horrors opens August 7th!

Tickets on sale 5 p.m., Monday, August 4th!

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Who's Who in "The Man Who Came to Dinner"

Director Ric McFadden has chosen his cast for the September production of The Man Who Came to Dinner by Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman. The comedy will be produced September 11-13 and September 17-20.

It is being sponsored by Almost Home Restaurant.

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Playing the title role, Sheridan Whiteside, is PCPH veteran Jim Rambo. 

Joining him are newcomers Noelle Brown and Dave Neeley as Whiteside's secretary Maggie and her romantic interest Bert Jefferson.  Owners of the home where Whiteside is staying, Ernest and Daisy Stanley are played by David Buttram and Katie Wallace. The children of the household, June and Richard, are played by Chloe McGinity and Lucas Eckrich.

Household servants John and Sarah will be played by Michael McClaine and Dianna Baysinger.  Neighbors of the Stanleys are Sandi Rossok (who is also assistant director) and Annie Weltz. Shelly McFadden (who is also costuming the show) is Harriet Stanley.

Visitors from the world of entertainment include TJ Tincher as Beverly Carlton, Caroline Good as Lorraine Sheldon, Bob Jefferson as Professor Metz, and Jack Randall Earles as Banjo. 

Kathy Helms Arnold is nurse, Miss Preen, and Jim Green is local the local sawbones with a literary bent.

Playing multiple roles are Brad Williamson, Gordon Arnold, and Scott Armitage.

Set design is by Linda Gjesvold and lighting design is by Bryan Schroeder.

The season continues next in August with Little Shop of Horrors.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


The 2014 Children's Theatre Workshop is going on every day this week!  It will culminate in a "work in progress" presentation on Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m.  The event is free, and the public is invited.

Thirty-one participants are involved in the two productions.

Appearing in Once Upon a Princess and a Pea are Hadley McCoy, James Stewart, Leo Brown, Harris Weltz, Mitch Staggers, and Maddie McCoy.  Also in the cast are Zoey Doan,  Jocelyn Gardner, Kaitlin Welker, Savannah McCoy, Isaac Hertenstein, and Cam and Tobey Benedix.

A second group will be presenting a play titled Saturday Afternoon. This production includes Connor George, Rebecca Hebb, Lina Brown, and Lily Barker.  Others in the cast include Dunkin York, Sydney Campbell, Kendra Hanlon, Isabella Brown, Fiona Good, Marleah Muncie, Brenigan Warren, Ben Staggers, and Merry Norris.

Monday, July 14, 2014


L-R Standing: Candy Wilson, Kathy Helms Arnold, Karen K. Temple, Brad Sandy, M. Susan Anthony, Madison King, and Cecily Girton.  Seated: Lita Sandy and Meghan Armitage.

The comedy Steel Magnolias continues with four more performances Wednesday-Saturday, July 16-19.

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Monday, July 7, 2014

"STEEL MAGNOLIAS" Opens This Week!


The July production at Putnam County Playhouse will be the Robert Harling comedy Steel Magnolias. It will be presented July 10-12 and July 16-19. 

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Harling based the play on the story of his sister. Steel Magnolias is the story of a group of Louisiana women who meet regularly in a small beauty shop. The women come from all different walks of life. As they face some of life’s most difficult challenges, they recognized their individual strengths and the strength they get from each other as friends and family.

Director: Brad Sandy

Steel Magnolias is directed by Brad Sandy. He directed You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown last season and also appeared in The Drowsy Chaperone.  His other directing credits include Gypsy, Arsenic and Old Lace, and Peter Pan.  Brad has appeared in leading roles in Bye Bye, Birdie, See How They Run, and Camelot.

Production stage manager is Candy Wilson. Running the light and sound equipment is Cecily Girton, and Zoe Wilson is the assistant stage manager. Shelly McFadden is the costumer. Set painting is by Linda Gjesvold.

Meghan Armitage as Shelby

Featured in the cast are Meghan Armitage as Shelby and M. Susan Anthony as M’Lynn, her mother. Meghan has been in many PCPH productions including Fiddler on the RoofThoroughly Modern Millie, and last season's The Drowsy Chaperone. She currently works in Group Sales at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre.

M. Susan Anthony as M'Lynn

Susan most recently appeared at PCPH as Irene Malloy in Hello, Dolly!  She also played Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest. Susan is in the Theatre & Communications department at DePauw University. There she most recently directed The Women. Susan also directed DePauw's nationally acclaimed production of Arthur Miller's The Crucible.

Karen K. Temple as Clairee
Karen K. Temple plays Ouiser. Her first PCPH production was 42nd Street in 1996.  She has since played many leading roles including Hannigan in Annie, Bloody Mary in South Pacific, and Berte in Pippin. Karen has a law office in Greencastle. She also breeds chihuahuas.

Kathy Helms Arnold as Ouiser.

Playing Ouiser is Kathy Helms Arnold. Kathy's first PCPH show was You Can't Take It With You, playing Essie, the ballet-dancing grand daughter. She was also in The Music Man, and she was John Baughman's assistant director for The Foreigner.  Kathy and husband Gordon have one son. She is a former elementary school teacher at South Putnam. Kathy is currently a part time library assistant at Coatesville-Clay Township Public Library.

Lita Sandy as Truvy

Lita Sandy plays beauty shop owner Truvy. She has been working at Putnam County Playhouse since 1972, when she was Ernestina Simple in Hello, Dolly! directed by Vickie Parker. Lita has directed many shows herself including Grease (our all-time attendance champion), Cheaper By the Dozen, and Annie. She has also done choreography for many shows including 42nd Street, Kiss Me Kate, and Oklahoma! Lita has also appeared onstage in leading roles in shows such as Gypsy and Arsenic and Old Lace. She operates Dance Workshop with her daughter Tara Gardner. Lita returns to Steel Magnolias playing the role she also played in our first production in 1992.

Madison King as Annelle
Madison King is playing Annelle, the shy shop assistant. She played Ernestine in our 2011 production of . Madison has also been in our SHAKESPEARED Youth Theatre Workshop many times. She is a lifeguard at Splash Island. Madison attends South Putnam High School where she is active in theatre and plays the tuba!

Bill Cook as the Voice of KPPD.

The voice of radio station KPPD is being provided by former PCPH board member and actor Bill Cook. He is now a radio personality at WAXI radio, TrueOldies 104.9, Rockville. During his time at PCPH, Bill appeared in Harvey, Dial 'M' For Murder, and Mary Mary.