Tuesday, May 29, 2018


50th Season Banner from 2011.

The lights on are on! The stage is ready! The time is now!

The 57th season of Putnam County Playhouse will begin with its annual Open House on Sunday, June 3. The Open House will begin at 2 p.m. and run until 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Board members will be on hand to answer questions. Season tickets AND individual tickets for ALL shows will be on sale at that time. Season tickets are $35 and single session tickets are $10 each.

A rehearsal preview of songs from the season opener,  the musical Annie, will also be presented through out the afternoon.

Joining Annie in our season are Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap in July, Disney's Beauty and the Beast in August, and Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park in September. Plan on being there for our Season of Hits!

Don't miss this opportunity to have an informal visit to the Hazel Day Longden Theatre. 

See you at the barn!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018


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Season ticket orders are in the mail and on their way to you!

Our Ticket Committee under the leadership of Linda Gjesvold used the latest technology to fill the orders, stick on the address labels, and send the envelopes on their way.

Meghan Armitage, Kathryn Dory, Linda Gjesvold

Actually, they spent many hours last Sunday pulling the tickets by hand and keeping everyone's request straight!

Individual tickets will go on sale on Sunday, June 3, at 2 p.m. during our Annual Open House.  Season tickets will also be on sale that day.

Our season opens with the musical Annie June 7-9 & June 13-16. This show is sponsored by Hopkins-Rector and Bittles & Hurt. 

The mystery Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap continues the fun on July 12-14 & July 18-21. It is sponsored by Shuee's.

The fun continues on with Disney's Beauty & the Beast to be produced August 9-11 & August 15-18. The sponsor for this production is First National Bank.

A comedy by Neil Simon will close the season when we present Barefoot in the Park September 13-15 & September 19-22. It's sponsor is Rossok & Co. Insurance/Goodville Mutual.

Click on the "Current Season" tab at the top of the page on the website to learn more about each production and sponsor!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018


Emery Jane Allen & friend.

The musical Annie is in rehearsals now.  It will open the 57th season of the Putnam County Playhouse. Annie will be produced June 7-9 and June 13-16. Individual tickets will go on sale at the annual open house on Sunday, June 3, at 2 p.m.

Performers in leading roles include Emery Jane Allen in the title role as the plucky orphan Annie, searching for her parents. Her benefactor, Oliver Warbucks will be played by Ric McFadden.

Ric McFadden & Emery Jane Allen

The role of Grace Farrell, Warbucks' secretary, will be played by Lisa McCoy.  Miss Hannigan, who runs the city orphanage is Shelly McFadden. Her shifty brother Rooster is played by Andrew Ranck and his girlfriend Lily is played by Meghan Armitage.

Meghan Armitage, Andrew Ranck, Shelly McFadden

Others in supporting roles include Chris Wurster as Drake, the major domo; Jack Randall Earles as Lt. Ward & FDR; Scott Armitage as Harold Ickes; Amanda Henry as Frances Perkins; Dustin Bond as Bert Healy; and Michaela Semak and Paige Kaiser as the Stars to Be. These performers are also members of the busy ensemble.

Dianna Baysinger, Robin Schneider, Sarah Ryan, Lisa McCoy & Emery Jane Allen

Others in the ensemble playing multiple roles include Dianna Baysinger, Sarah Ryan, Jay Prewitt,  Bryson Worman, Devin Huff, Gaven Bingman, Julie Danielle Collenbaugh, Robin Schneider, Ruthie Mann, Aubree Whicker, and Alex Foster.

Schneider, Ryan, Wurster, Ryan-Schager,Whicker,Worman,Foster,Semak,Bingham,Huff

Featured orphans are played by Charlie Hall, Molly; Abby Foster, Kate; Sadie Henry, Tessie; Bailey Boggess, Pepper; Ellie Henry, July; and Sophie Shelton, Duffy.

The orphan ensemble includes Jocelyn Gardner, Chloe Gardner, Eleanor Knuth, Hallie Homler, Catherine Ryan-Schager, Lillian Welch, Penny Cummings, Katherine Kempf, Elyse Ensley, Angel Rasner, Lara Schneider, and Sawyer Case.

Emery Jane Allen dispenses orphan justice.

Director for the musical is Caroline Good. 

Director Caroliine Good.

Vocal direction is by Erik Foster. Amy Tharp is the pit conductor and pianist for Annie.

Erik Foster & Amy Tharp

Choreography is by Sarah Bond. Lighting and sound design is by Dustin Bond.

Alex Foster, Sarah Bond, Noah D. Pettit

Stage manager for the production is Mason Allen.  Assistant stage manager is Noah D. Pettit. The stage crew includes Cameron Wunderlich and Sarah Nowling.

Mason Allen & Dustin Bond.

The set design is by Linda Gjesvold.

Linda Gjesvold, Sarah Nowling, Cameron Wunderlich

The musical is being sponsored by:


To read more about our sponsors click HERE and HERE.

Lisa McCoy & Emery Jane Allen

Selected scenes from Annie will be presented at the Open House!
Orphans LOVE rehearsals!