Sunday, June 26, 2016


On Golden Pond the comedy-drama by Ernest Thompson is the July production of the 55th season of Putnam County Playhouse. It will be presented July 14-16 and July 20-23. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, July 11. All shows begin at 8 p.m. and all tickets are $10.

The show is currently in rehearsal under the direction of Jack Randall Earles. Assistant director is Sandi Rossok. Working on the technical side are Jim Green running the sound board and Melissa Green running the light board. Stage manager is Cameron Wunderlich.

The show sponsored by:

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The show features Vickie Parker and Alan Zerkel in the leading roles of Ethel and Norman Thayer.

Vickie Parker & Alan Zerkel as Ethel and Norman.

Vickie Parker appeared last season in The Game's Afoot. She is a past president of the board of directors of PCPH and has directed many shows here including Kiss Me Kate, 42nd Street, Fiddler on the Roof, and Annie.

Vickie Parker as Ethel.

Alan was seen last season in The Bad Seed and was previously in Harvey.

Alan Zerkel as Norman

In addition to Parker, two performers returning from our original production are Brad Sandy as Bill Ray and Kim Brattain as Chelsea.

Kim Brattain as Chelsea and Brad Sandy as Bill Ray

Joining them in supporting roles are Ivan Glotzbach as Billy Ray and Dustin Bond as Charlie.

Ivan Glotzbach and Brad Sandy as the Ray with Alan Zerkel looking on.

Set design and painting is by Linda Gjesvold.

Kim Brattain Brad Sandy, Sandi Rossok in rehearsal.

Bond is doing the lighting design and is technical director for the production. Sound design is by Earles. Rossok is the costume coordinator.

Monday, June 20, 2016

SHAKESPEARED! 2016 on Saturday, June 25

The Putnam County Playhouse annual Youth Theatre Workshop SHAKESPEARED! will have its presentation on Saturday, June 25. The program will start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $3 each for ages 13 and up. Admission is free for those age 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door only.

The workshop is sponsored by Shuee’s Furniture & Mattress.

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This year the Workshop, created and directed by Caroline Good, will present two versions of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

The evening will open with a middle school production directed by Tim Good. Brennigan Warren portrays the title character, with other leading roles being taken by Olivia McKenna, Isabella Brown, Rudy Hagen, Dale  Dye Thomas, and Ella Dye Thomas.

Others featured in the cast are Fiona Good, Zachary Purdue, Alice Howard, Hebby Caito, Bijou Champagne, and Evangeline Brown. Also in the cast are Juliette Tomamichel, Gabi Merrell, and Violet Cato.

The second presentation of the evening will be Caesar 2016!  Directed by Caroline Good, this older cast includes Max Kirk as Julius Caesar, Simon Hayes as Brutus, Susanna Howard as Cassius, and Addison Hughes as Mark Antony.

Also in leading roles are Laney Collier, Noah Pettit, Donovan Asbell, Anna Norris, Lily Monnett, Craig Robinson,  and Grant Pettit.

Playing multiple roles are Gabby Roberts, Hope Roberts, Fiona Good, David Maginity, and George Howard.

Assistant director for both productions is Eleanor Howard. In addition to performers working on the technical side are sound operator Charlie Good and Drew Smith and Taylor Zartman. 

Sunday, June 12, 2016


The PCPH Children's Theatre Workshop is back!  The workshop for children entering grades 2-5 will be held daily July 25-July 29. Sessions will be conducted from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  A "work in progress" presentation will be given Friday, July 29, at 7 p.m. at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre.

During the workshop each day, the participants will receive an hour of instruction in movement, voice, and acting techniques through theatre games and activities. The second hour is spent rehearsing a short play, applying the techniques they have learned. 

This year's program includes two original comic sketches featuring classic mythological characters.  The sketches bring to mind the recent film Inside/Out as it might have been seen through the eyes of Greek, Norse, and Roman mythology.

The Friday, July 29. performance is free and open to the public. It will be presented on the mainstage in the theatre. The evening will open with the workshop participants demonstrating some of the activities and games they have learned.  These are followed by a performance of the sketches.

The mission of the Children's Workshop is to bring to younger children the love of theatre. It provides them an opportunity to explore their creativity and learn to collaborate with others while expressing themselves onstage.

The registration deadline is July 20. Participation is limited to 30 children. The workshop is free.

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Monday, June 6, 2016


Samantha Flannelly as Jo and Dustin Bond as Professor Bhaer


The PCPH season opener Little Women continues with performances June 8-11. 

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Little Women is directed by Tim Good. It features Debby Lambert as Marmee.  The famous little women of the title are portrayed by Samantha Flannelly (Jo), Meghan Armitage (Meg), Michaela Semak (Beth), and Samantha Grace Shelton and Sarah Arnold (Amy).

L-R: Samantha Flanelly, Samantha Grace Shelton, Michaela Semak, Meghan Armitage

Also featured in the cast are Alan Skillern as Laurie, David Maginity as John Brooke, Jack Randall Earles as Mr. Laurence, Dustin Bond as Professor Bhaer, and Eleanor Howard as Aunt March and Mrs. Kirk.

Eleanor Howard as Aunt March

The ensemble includes Lindsay Bridgewater, Anna Harris, Haleigh Rowls, JenJe Stouder, Arianna Pershing, Gwen Mazur, and Rachel Lubinski.

Standing L-R: Lindsay Bridgewater Rachiel Lubinski, Anna Harris
Sitting L-R: Arianna Pershing, JenJe Stouder, Gwen Mazur

Music and vocal director is Erik Foster.  Assistant directors are Caroline Good (who is also costume director) and Jim Green.

Debby Lamber as Marmee
Playing in the pit are Amy Tharp, piano; Morgan Asher, keyboard; Ethan Williamson, bass guitar; and Michael McClaine, percussion.

Technical and stage staff include Brandon Wunderlich, Cameron Wunderlich, and Fiona Good.

All photos in this article by Brian D. Shelton

Wednesday, June 1, 2016


From Bottom Left: Meghan Armitage, Michaela Semak, Debby Lambert, Samantha Flannelly, Samantha Grace Shelton


Putnam County Playhouse opens its 55th season with a production of the musical version of Little Women. Based on the famous novel by Louisa May Alcott, it will be presented June 2-4 and June 8-11. 

All shows begin at 8 p.m. The production is being sponsored by Shuee’s Furniture and Mattress.

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Tim Good is the director. Musical and vocal direction is by Erik Foster. Playing in the pit are Amy Tharp, pianist; Morgan Asher, keyboard; Michael McClaine, percussion; and Ethan Williamson, bass.  Assisting Good are Jim Green and Caroline Good.  Caroline is also costumer for the show.

Caroline Good and Jim Green

The show features Samantha Flannelly in the role of Jo and Debby Lambert as Marmee. The other March sisters are Meghan Armitage as Meg, Michaela Semak as Beth, and Samantha Grace Shelton and Sarah Arnold who share the role of Amy – portraying the character at different ages.

Samantha Flannelly, Meghan Armitage, David Maginity, Alan Skillern

Eleanor Howard enacts Aunt March and Mrs. Kirk, a Brooklyn landlady. The male side of the story is represented by Alan Skillern as Laurie, David Maginity as John Brooke, Dustin Bond as Professor Bhaer, and Jack Randall Earles as Mr. Laurence.

Eleanor Howard, Dustin Bond

The lively ensemble, each of whom plays three parts, includes Lindsay Bridgewater, JenJe Stouder, Anna Harris, Haleigh Rowls, Arianna Pershing, Gwen Mazur, Rachel Lubinski, and Arnold.

Cast & Staff of "Little Women"

Working on the technical side are Brandon and Cameron Wunderlich. Linda Gjesvold did set painting and construction.

Sarah Arnold as grown up Amy.

All photos by Linda Gjesvold.