Tuesday, January 2, 2018



This summer will be our "Season of Hits" at Putnam County Playhouse. The program will include one of our most popular musicals, a musical new to PCPH, a production of the longest run play in theatrical history, and the return of a comedy classic!

The season will open in June with a production of the musical Annie.  It was previously produced by PCPH in 1984 (directed by Vickie Parker) and in 1998 (directed by Lita Sandy).  

This Tony-winning musical tells the familiar story of the red-headed orphan and her search for her parents.  Our newest production will be directed by Caroline Good.  Auditions will be Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8.  Times for the auditions are
3 p.m. each day.

It will be produced June 7-9 and June 13-16.

July will bring the PCPH premiere of Agatha Christie's mystery The Mousetrap. The play was first produced in London in 1952, and it has been running continuously since. It is currently at the St. James Theatre in London. 

The story concerns a group of people stranded by snow at a English country house who suddenly realize that there is a murderer in their midst.

It will be presented July 12-14 and July 18-21.  Director for this production is T.J. Tincher.  Auditions will be Sunday, May 6, at 3 p.m. and Monday, May 7, at 7 p.m.

In August, Disney's Beauty and the Beast will come to our stage for the first time. Based on the famous story, the tale as old as time features Belle, The Beast, and all of the characters from the popular animated film.

This musical will be directed by Lee Reberger.  Auditions will be 
Sunday June 10, at 7 p.m. and Monday, June 11, at 7 p.m.

It will be onstage August 9-11 and August 15-18.

September will bring Neil Simon back to our stage in the form of one his earliest and most popular comedies. Barefoot in the Park has been produced by PCPH two times - in 1969 (directed by Shaun O'L. Higgins), in 2002 (directed by Bethany Bax).

It tells the romantic and lively story of newlyweds Paul and Corie Bratter as they begin their lives in walk up apartment in New York City.  They also have to deal with Corie's mother and the unconventional "man upstairs." 

This production will be directed by Jack Randall Earles.  Auditions will be Sunday, July 22, at 3 p.m. and Monday, July 23, at 7 p.m. It will close our season September 13-15 and September 19-21.

Season ticket information will be mailed in the late spring.  Individual tickets will NOT be on sale until the Annual Open House on Sunday, June 4.

Enrollment for both the YTW SHAKESPEARED! to be held June 18-29, and the Children's Theatre Workshop to be held July 23-27, will be in March.

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