Wednesday, September 19, 2018

"BAREFOOT" KEEPS ON MOVING ALONG!


The Neil Simon comedy Barefoot In The Park continues its run this week at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre.  It will be onstage on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, September 19-22.  Tickets are available for all performances EXCEPT Friday, September 21, which is sold out.  Reservations can be made calling the box office after 5 p.m. at 765-653-5880.

Drew A. Harris as Paul and Sarah Bond as Corie.
The show is sponsored by:


Click HERE to learn more about our sponsor,


The comedy closes our Season of Hits!


AND IN OTHER NEWS......

Jack Randall Earles in "The Mousetrap"
Next week, you can also see PCPH veteran Jack Randall Earles when he appears as Monsignor O'Hara in the DePauw University production of the musical Sister Act.  The production is being directed by Susan Anthony who appeared at PCPH in Steel Magnolias and Hello, Dolly!  Costumer for the show is Caroline Good, a PCPH board member who directed this season's Annie.

Tickets for Sister Act can be purchased at this link.  The musical will be presented September 27-30.

 Buy Sister Act Tickets HERE.





Thursday, September 6, 2018

"BAREFOOT" Is Season of Hits Finale!



The 2018 Season of Hits at Putnam County Playhouse will come to a close with a production of the Neil Simon comedy Barefoot in the Park. The show will be presented September 13-15 and September 19-22. All shows are at 8 p.m. All tickets are $10. 

Tickets can be reserved by calling 765-653-5880 beginning at 5 p.m. on Monday, September 10.  Regular box office hours are 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

l-R: Don Wilson, Tammy Hunter, Sarah Bond, Drew A. Harris

Barefoot in the Park is sponsored by:



Click HERE to learn more about our sponsor.

Barefoot in the Park is being directed by Jack Randall Earles. The assistant director is Sandi Rossok. The set was designed by Linda Gjesvold.

Sound and light design are by Dustin Bond. Production stage manager is Brandon Wunderlich. Lighting operator is Anna Harris who is also the assistant production stage manager. The stage crew includes Hadley McCoy and Devin Huff.



Sarah Bond

Sarah Bond is featured in the leading role of Corie Bratter, a free-spirited young woman who is a new bride. Her husband of six days, Paul Bratter is played by Drew A. Harris. The play takes place in their 5th floor walk-up apartment in New York City in February, 1968. The couple soon find out that love might not be enough to overcome their different outlooks on life.


Drew A. Harria

Sarah was in Curtains last season and choreographed Annie earlier this season.  Drew appeared in The Addams Family and Laughing Stock last season.

Mrs. Banks, Corie's mother, is played by Tammy Hunter. The mysterious upstairs neighbor, Mr. Velasco is played by Don Wilson. Living along in New Jersey is beginning to make Mrs. Banks reevaluate her life. Mr. Velasco is the neighborhood Lothario who is beginning to realize his lifestyle might have some drawbacks.

Tammy has appeared in such shows as The Drowsy Chaperone and Don't Drink the Water. Don was seen recently in Laughing Stock and 1776.

Completing the cast are Brian Cox as the Telephone Man who delivers some sage advice to Corie and Clarence Long as the Delivery Man who makes a memorable trek up the five flights to the apartment.

Brian was in Laughing Stock last season. Clarence began his PCPH career in Kiss Me Kate in 2009, and he has appeared in many shows including Guys & Dolls and The Bad Seed.

L-R: Don Wilson, Sarah Bond, Clarence Long, Drew A. Harris, Brian Cox, Tammy Hunter

Playwright Neil Simon recently passed away. Many of his plays have been produced at PCPH. Among his other comedies you may have seen on our stage are The Odd Couple, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, and The Sunshine Boys.

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Neil Simon   1927-2018


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Thinking about Season Tickets for 2019?





Season tickets are the best way to guarantee that you have a seat for each Main Stage production. Our 2019 season - with the theme "Love Conquers All" - promises to be as popular as our current season.

Season tickets are sold by mail subscription in the spring.  They are NOT available before then. A brochure is mailed to previous season ticket holders and everyone on our mailing list in April. If you are not on our mailing list, send your snail mail address to:

Putnam County Playhouse
Mailing List
Box 309
Greencastle IN 46135

Further information about SEASON TICKETS can be found HERE.  Click and scroll down in the TICKETS column to read the Season Ticket details from our Ticket Chairperson, Linda Gjesvold.

Those folks on our mailing list receive only THREE mailings from Putnam County Playhouse:

1. Season Ticket Brochure
2. Annual Meeting Notice
3. Fall Fund Drive Letter


Our Season of Hits closes with Barefoot in the Park which opens September 13.  The box office for the Neil Simon comedy opens on Monday, September 10, at 5 p.m.


"Barefoot" cast: L-R: Brian Cox, Don Wilson, Drew A. Harris, Sarah Bond, Tammy Hunter, Clarence Long

Barefoot in the Park is sponsored by:




Click HERE to learn more about our sponsor.





Wednesday, August 22, 2018

SEASON OF HITS FINALE!!!!





OUR SEASON OF HITS CONCLUDES WITH A PRODUCTION OF NEIL SIMON'S COMEDY BAREFOOT IN THE PARK.

TICKETS GO ON SALE AT 5 P.M. ON 
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10.

Click HERE to learn more about our sponsor.


Drew Alexander & Sarah Bond rehearse as Paul & Corie Bratter.


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

A REMINDER.....


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Because our current production Disney's Beauty and the Beast is sold out:

If you have tickets on reserve and find you will not be able to attend, please telephone the box office to release those tickets for sale.

If you have season tickets that you will not be able to use, please let us know so that those tickets can be released for someone who wants to see the show.

We appreciate your helping us.

Remember we are ALL volunteers.  The box office is only open during the posted hours, no one is there during the morning or early afternoon to take your calls.  There are usually many people at the window and with only one person working, it is sometimes difficult to get through, but we are trying to keep up with the calls.

Box Office:

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

765-653-5880

DO NOT LEAVE TICKET REQUESTS OR OTHER TICKET INFORMATION ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGES - THESE POSTS ARE NOT MONITORED FOR TICKET PURCHASES, EXCHANGES OR OTHER ACTIVITY.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

"..A TALE AS OLD AS TIME..."



BEAUTY & THE BEAST ENDED ITS RUN ON AUGUST 18.

THANKS TO OUR AUDIENCES FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT!!!


This production is sponsored by:



Click HERE to learn more about our sponsor.


Director for the production is Lee Reberger, who also directed Into the Woods and appeared last season in Curtains - The Musical. Marilyn Rush is the pianist and pit conductor. The orchestra includes Michael McClaine, percussion, Drew Brattain, bass guitar; Marcia Boswell, flute and piccolo; and David Lorimer, clarinet.


L-R: Fawn McFadden, Shelly McFadden, Becca George, Ally Taylor, Ric McFadden

Many families are working together on the production.  They include Ric McFadden, in the leading role of Beast, wife Shelly McFadden as Mrs. Potts, and daughter Fawn McFadden (assistant director) and grand daughters Becca George (ensemble) and Ally Taylor (spotlight operator).


L-R: Jocelyn Gardner, Brad Sandy, Chloe Gardner, Lita Sandy
Other families include Brad Sandy (Prince/Monsieur Dark) and wife Lita Sandy (ensemble), and grand daughters Jocelyn Gardner (Chip) and Chloe Gardner, who assisted with choreography. 


L-R: Hadley McCoy, Lisa McCoy
Lisa McCoy appears as Babette and her daughter Hadley McCoy is working as a backstage assistant.


L-R: Robin Schneider & Matt Schneider
Matt Schneider and wife Robin Schneider are in the ensemble. Ellen McCoullough is playing Madame de la Grande Bouche. Her daughters Clarissa, Ellissa, Kaitlyn, and Hannahlore are in the ensemble. Her son Aengus is running one of the spotlights for the show.


L-R: Hannahlore, Ellissa, Kaitlyn, Aengus, Clarissa, & Ellen McCullough
Amanda Henry and her daughter Ellie Henry - who recently appeared together in Annie are also in the ensemble, daughter Mollie is working backstage.
L-R: Ellie, Amanda, and Mollie Henry

Meghan Armitage is Belle - her father Michael McClaine is the percussionist for the production. Husband Craig Armitage is sound designer for the show.
L-R: Michael McClaine, Craig, Abigail & Meghan Armitage


Performers appearing in other leading roles are Dustin Bond (Lumiere), John Tischer (Gaston), Jay Prewitt (Maurice), Cameron Callan (LeFou), and Joshua Bain (Cogsworth).  

The ensemble also includes Alex Foster, Daniel Purnell, Devin Huff, Alexandra Gandy, Sarah Arnold, and Paige Kaiser.

Production stage manager is Cameron Wunderlich with Anna Harris as assistant stage manager. Noah Pettit is also working on the stage crew. Set design is by Linda Gjesvold.

Sound designer Armitage is assisted by Darvëll Barger.  Lighting designer is Dustin Bond and Grace Elmore is running the light board. 

We hope your family will join our family to see Disney's Beauty and the Beast.

The season of hits continues in September with Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park.

Thanks to Dustin Bond for the photographs.



Tuesday, July 24, 2018

CTW for 2018 HAPPENING NOW!


The annual PCPH Children's Theatre Workshop is in full swing this week. Organized and produced by Caroline Good, the CTW allows students to learn about theatre by participating in games and taking part in a full stage production.

It is being sponsored by:


Click HERE to learn more about our sponsor.

And by a grant from:


Click HERE to learn more about Arts Illiana


The presentations this year are Snow White: A New Narration written by Alexandra Gandy and directed by Gandy and Ohenaba Akua Quarshie. 



Appearing in this episode are Maggie Cooper, Ella Tischer, Alexander Bruggerman, Katie Funk, Emily Hunsinger, Clara Everett, Madison Stahl, and Sarah Nichols.



Also in this cast are Gunner Reach, Maisy Isaacs-Bailey, Lilly Green, Lydia Wells, Jake Hu, Jocelyn Gardner, Josie Tischer, Samuel Welch, Jewelee Butcher, Bentley Pettit, Devin Huff, and Jayden Jackson. 



The second production is Goldilocks and the Bad Idea written by Rebecca Hebb & Isabella Green and directed by Caroline Good & Robin Schneider.



Its cast features Lara Schneider, Addalyn Brinkman, Grayson Linnewebber, Penny Cummings, Reese Query, Catherine Ryan-Schager, Maura Lazar, Lillian Welch, Bryson Worman, Jade Hu, and Elyse Ensley.



Also in the cast are Josie Cox, Parker Helmer, Joey Draper, Aiden Brinkman, Harvey Cummings, Lydia Grove, Quinn Pettit,  and Jasmine Cummings.



Technical crew for both productions are Fiona Good and Quarshie.


Interns for the Workshop this year include Craig Robinson, Devin Huff, Grant Pettit, Fiona Good, Katie Newtown, Rebecca Hebb, Isabella Green, Samantha Funk, Boyd Ensley, and Evan Lazar.



The performance will be Friday, July 27, at 7 p.m. in the Hazel Day Longden Theatre.  Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

"Barefoot" Auditions!!


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Original Broadway Playbill

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED AUDITIONS!  OUR CAST LIST WILL BE POSTED LATER THIS WEEK!

The play will be produced September 13-15 and September 19-22. It is being sponsored by:



To read more about our sponsor click HERE.

It is being directed by Jack Randall Earles.  Assistant director is Sandi Rossok. They last collaborated on the play On Golden Pond in 2016.

Characters to be cast include the lead Corie Bratter, a young newlywed with firm opinions about life and marriage, stage age early 20's; Paul Bratter, her new husband, a brash young lawyer with his own uptight views, stage age mid to late 20's; Helen Banks, Corie's mother, who is trying to adjust to life on her own, stage age 50's+; Mr. Victor Velasco, the upstairs neighbor with a eye for the ladies who may just be interested in Helen, stage age 50's+.  There are two smaller roles, a telephone installation man who offers Paul and Corie advice on life and marriage, and a non-speaking role of a delivery man.  Ages for these characters are undetermined.

Those auditioning should be at least 18 years of age. There are no roles for children in this production.

All of those attending will be asked to read from the script.

To download an audition form click HERE.

To read the scenes that will be used at auditions click HERE

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

ROAD CLOSED!!!!



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A reminder for our patrons: SR240 is closed just west of
 Highway 75.  

You can continue west on U.S. 40 to SR 231. This is the next light after your usual turn off just west of Stilesville.

Come into Greencastle on SR 231. Turn right at the first light, the  Veteran's Highway. Continue through the 4-way stop at the High School-Middle School.

Turn left at the next turn bubble - this is 10th Street.  Go straight at the light, and you will be on your usual road....look for us on the right!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

"THE MOUSETRAP" SPRINGS!!!


Standing L-R: Jay Prewitt, Anna Harris, David Lorimer, Kathy Helms Arnold, Cameron Wunderlich. Seated L-R: Dustin Boothby, Jack Randall Earles, Cheyenne "Sky" Welch


THE MOUSETRAP HAS ENDED ITS RUN!

The unlikely suspects above are featured in the July production as the Putnam County Playhouse Season of Hits continues. One of these characters is a serial killer, another will become a victim.



The production is sponsored by:


To learn more about our sponsor click HERE.

The play is directed by TJ Tincher, an actor who has been in many plays at PCPH including last season's The Foreigner. This is his directorial debut here.

Also working on the technical side are Bryan Schroeder as Techical Director and Sound Designer, Noah D. Pettit as Production Stage Manager, DarvËll Barger as sound operator, and Ohenaba Quarshie as light operator.

Anna Harris as Mollie Ralston.   Photo by Jay Prewitt

The show features Anna Harris and David Lorimer as a young couple (Mollie and Giles Ralston) who open a small hotel about 30 miles outside London.  

Their guests include an eccentric young man, Dustin Boothby (Christopher Wren), a demanding older woman, Kathy Helms Arnold (Mrs. Boyle), a retired Army major Jack Randall Earles (Major Metcalf), and a mysterious young woman Cheyenne "Sky" Welch (Miss Casewell).

Last to arrive are Jay Prewitt (Mr. Paravacini) an unexpected guest and Cameron Wunderlich (Sgt. Trotter) a policeman investigating a London murder.

Nothing is quite what it seems, and when one of the guests is murdered, Sgt. Trotter has his hands full investigating the twists and turns of the evening.  See if you can figure it out before he does!








FYI - TICKET SALES!!!



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Tickets for all remaining shows including the current production The Mousetrap, Disney's Beauty & the Beast, and Barefoot in The Park on are sale the next two weeks. You can buy or reserve tickets for any of these shows by calling the box office at 765-653-5880 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  Volunteers are in the box office ONLY during the posted times.

DO NOT ORDER TICKETS VIA FACEBOOK OR EMAIL OR SNAIL MAIL.

Seating is limited for some nights of Disney's Beauty & the Beast. Best seats for that musical are available for opening night, August 9; the 3 p.m. Sunday matinee on August 12; Wednesday, August 15; and closing night, August 18.