Monday, May 30, 2016


Director Shelly McFadden will have two sessions of auditions for the musical 1776 at the Putnam County Playhouse.  The first session will be Sunday, June 5, at 3 p.m.  The second session will be Monday, June 6, at 7 p.m.  Both will be at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre in Greencastle.

The show will be presented August 11-13 and August 17-20.  It is being sponsored by First National Bank.

Click HERE to learn more about our sponsor.

Those auditioning are asked to prepare a song and bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided.  There will also be readings from the script and a short dance audition.

For more information, you can visit the theatre website at

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Just A Reminder
Just a reminder for our friends who visit us from the east: SR 240 is closed until August 1st.  

If you are coming in on SR 40 (which also has a few restrictions, but no closures), stay on SR 40 until you get to SR 231 (the first stoplight west of Stilesville).  Turn right or North at the light.

Come into Greencastle, turn right at the first light (U.S. Veterans Highway). Go straight at the 4-way stop. Turn left at the next turn bubble, Warren Drive. Proceed to the stoplight, then go straight. 

Putnam County Playhouse is on the right on this road just past Ridgeland Drive.

The physical address for the Hazel Day Longden Theatre is:

715 S County Road 100 E
Greencastle, IN

Friday, May 20, 2016


The 55th Season of Putnam County Playhouse will kick off with our annual Open House. It will be held on Sunday, May 29, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

Refreshments will be served. Board members will be on hand to answer questions you may have about PCPH.

Season tickets will be on sale. Also on that day, you can buy tickets for our season opener the musical version of Little Women, or any other main stage show.

Standing L-R: Samantha Flannelly, Michaela Semak. Seated  L -R:Meghan Armitage, Debby Lambert, Samantha Grace Shelton
A few musical numbers and scenes from Little Women will be performed during the Open House.

Our season includes Little Women in June, On Golden Pond in July, 1776 in August, and The Odd Couple (Female Version) in September.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

"Little Women" in Rehearsal

Did you ever wonder exactly what goes on during ALL of those rehearsals? Usually a production is cast five or six weeks before the opening night. During the intervening time, the cast, the staff, and the PCPH board members put in many hours to get the show onstage.

Rehearsals usually begin at 7 p.m. each evening.  That means that the staff has to get there early to make sure everything is ready for the work that is planned.

Little Women director Tim Good (center) and his assistants Jim Green (seated left) and Caroline Good (seated right) are the first to arrive. Tim has already set out the plan for the rehearsal, and everyone is prepared for the evening's work.


Other early arrivals in addition to Tim are pianist Amy Tharp and cast member Debby Lambert who plays Marmee.

The rehearsal always begins with a vocal warm up. Ensemble members (L-R) JenJe Stouder, Haleigh Rowls, Anna Harris, and cast members David Maginity (Mr. Brooke), Michaela Semak (Beth) and Samantha Shelton (Young Amy) are onstage going through some vocal exercises with Amy.

Because Little Women is a period musical set during the time of the Civil War, assistant director Caroline Good has provided rehearsal skirts so the ladies in the cast can get used to wearing a long dress.  Here Michaela Semak, who plays Beth, models her skirt.

Angel Callan who plays Aunt March and Mrs, Kirk has a fancier rehearsal skirt than most.

Musical/Vocal Director Erik Foster works closely with Amy and director Good to make sure the music and singing are working with the action onstage.  This is the first PCPH show for both. We welcome them to our family!

An actor might not be needed onstage during the entire rehearsal. When there is some down time, going over lines is a popular past time.  Here Meghan Armitage  (Meg) is checking her blocking and cues. As you can see by her shoes, tonight will include some dancing.

Once onstage Meg (Armitage), Beth (Semak), and Marmee (Lambert) get their blocking instructions and go through the scene.

After two hours of intensive work, everyone is ready to go home. They'll be back the next night to work on a new scene, a new song, or a new dance.  And so it goes until Opening Night!

Green and PCPH Technical Director Dustin Bond stay afterwards to go over some cues.  Bond also plays Professor Bhaer in the show.

Little Women opens Thursday, June 2.  Individual tickets go on sale at the annual Putnam County Playhouse Open House on Sunday, May 29, at 1 p.m.

The production is being sponsored by:

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