Tuesday, October 24, 2017


The 2017 Annual Meeting of Putnam County Playhouse was held on Sunday, October 22.  Members of the Board of Directors and guests gathered at 2 p.m. in the Rehearsal Center at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre in Greencastle.

President Michael McClaine and Secretary Pro Tem Shelly McFadden headed the event.

Board member Drew Brattain gave his report as Chairperson of the Finance and Fund Raising Committee.

Among the guests present were Past PCPH President Peggy McClaine (talking with PCPH VP Linda Gjesvold), Susan Glaser, Linda Ford, actress Dianna Baysinger, and Lester Need.

Members and guests were told about our successful season as all Chairpersons  of Committees presented their annual reports.

Also present were Upstage Award nominee Cameron Wunderlich and his brother Brandon and parents Mark and Jennifer.

President McClaine welcomed his granddaughter Abigail Armitage to her first annual meeting.  Abigail was accompanied by her mother, board member, Meghan Armitage.

Treasurer Mark Hammer read the nominees for the prestigious Upstage Award.  They included Andrew Ranck in Curtains the Musical, Cameron Wunderlich in The Foreigner, Caroline Good in The Addams Family, and Brian Cox for Laughing Stock.

And the winner was:

Cameron Wunderlich for his portrayal of Ellard Sims in The Foreigner, directed by Jim Green.

Congratulations to Cameron!  And thanks to all who attended!  Our 56th Season is now in the books, and we look forward to our 57th season!

Photos courtesy of Shelly McFadden & Dustin Bond.

Sunday, October 1, 2017


You are invited to attend the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Putnam County Playhouse. It will be held on Sunday, October 22, at 2 p.m. The event will take place in the Rehearsal Center at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre in Greencastle.

According to our By-Laws, the Board of Directors holds this Annual Meeting to discuss the business of the just finished season. Anyone who participated in the summer season whether working onstage or backstage, or who gave us financial support, or attended a performance is welcome to attend and vote on the business at hand. Candidates for open board positions will be voted on at the meeting.

The 56th season will be recapped.  Chairpersons of each PCPH Committee will present a report. Attendees are welcome to participate and offer suggestions about the upcoming season. All suggestions for keeping the Playhouse growing as we enter our 57th season will be welcome.

The prestigious Upstage Award - also known as the "Hammy" - will also be presented. This year the Nominees are:

Andrew Ranck for his role as the flamboyant director in Curtains - The Musical.

Cameron Wunderlich as Ellard Simms in The Foreigner.

Caroline Good for her role as Grand Mama in The Addams Family.

Brian Cox for his portrayal of Braun Oakes in Laughing Stock.

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.  Take this opportunity to visit with your Playhouse friends one last time before the theatre is "put to bed" and the season ends. 

See you there!