Monday, July 15, 2019

'PICNIC' AUDITIONS THIS WEEKEND!!!


Picnic Playbill - Opening Night


Director Jack Randall Earles will have two sessions of auditions for roles in the final production of the Putnam County Playhouse season, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Picnic. The first session will be Sunday, June 21, at 3 p.m.  The second session will be Monday, July 22, at 7 p.m. Both will be held in the Rehearsal Center of the Hazel Day Longden Theatre in Greencastle.

Attendance at both sessions is not required.
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The show will be produced September 12-14 and September 18-21.  It is being sponsored by:

 Boatright Dental Group in Greencastle.

Picnic was last produced at PCPH in 1998.

Picnic, 1988. L-R: Brian Williams,Evelyn Robbins,Beth Lasley,Carroll Burdsall, Adeline Knoy

Those who audition will be asked to read from the script. Roles available include Hal, a drifter who comes into a small town (stage age early 20’s); Madge, a town girl who is looking for a different life (stage age early 20’s); Millie, Madge’s younger sister (stage age 13-15); Flo, their mother (stage age 40’s).

Other townspeople to be cast include a neighbor, Mrs. Potts (stage age 40’s-50’s); Rosemary, teacher at the local high school (stage age 40’s-50’s); Irma and Christine, two teacher friends of Rosemary (stage age (30’s-40’s); Alan, Madge’s boyfriend (stage age early 20’s); Howard, Rosemary’s boyfriend (stage age 40’s-50’s); and Bomber, the newspaper delivery boy (stage age mid-teens).

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To read more about the play and the characters click HERE.

To download an audition form and read Audition Sides
click HERE.







Monday, July 8, 2019

'SEND ME NO FLOWERS' OPENS!!!




The 2019 season of shows at Putnam County Playhouse continues with a July production of the comedy Send Me No Flowers. It will be presented July 11-13 and July 17-20. All performances begin at 8 p.m. at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre in Greencastle. Tickets are $10 each and can be reserved by calling the box office from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday thru Saturday at 765-653-5880.

The production is sponsored by Shuee’s Great Buys Plus.


To read more about our sponsor click HERE.

Send Me No Flowers is directed by TJ Tincher. Board liaison is Sandi Rossok. The comedy by Norman Barasch and Carroll Moore was last produced at PCPH in 1973.

Our 1973 production starring Nancy McFarland & James Elrod

The play was on Broadway briefly in 1962 and was the basis of a popular film comedy starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson in 1964.

Director TJ Tincher
TJ directed last season's hit mystery The Mousetrap.  He was last seen onstage at PCPH in the title role of The Foreigner in 2017. TJ has appeared in roles in many shows including Pippin, On Borrowed Time, and Laughing Stock.

L-R: Scott Armitage, Bryan Schroecher, Samantha Flannelly

Scott Armitage has the leading role of George Kimball, a hypochondriac who spends most of his time thinking he is sick.  His long-suffering wife, Judy, is played by Samantha Flannelly.
When George overhears Dr. Morrissey (Cameron Wunderlich) discussing another case, he immediately concludes that he himself has only a few weeks left to live.  

Scott has appeared in many roles at PCPH.  Among his favorites are Charles Thompson in 1776, Nathan Detroit in Guys & Dolls, and Walter Hollander in Don't Drink the Water.

Samantha appeared at PCPH most recently in The Foreigner and also played the leading role of Jo in the musical Little Women.

L-R: Cameron Wunderlich & Scott Armitage

Cameron played the leading role last season in The Mousetrap and won the Upstage Award for his performance as Ellard in The Foreigner in 2017.

L-R: Michaela Semak, Scott Armitage, Sam Draper

His next door neighbor, Arnold Nash (Sam Draper), is pressed into service to help him keep his “condition” a secret.  George’s plans include setting up Judy with a new husband, an old college acquaintance, Bert Power (Bryan Schroeder) and keeping her out of the arms of a local young cad Vito (Noah D. Pettit). Pettit is also the production stage manager.

Sam is making his PCPH debut in this production.  Bryan has appeared in many shows including South Pacific and Death By Chocolate. He also directed the musical Bye Bye, Birdie here in 2014.  Bryan is also the technical director for the production and designed the lighting and sound. Noah appeared in She Loves Me last month as the clumsy busboy.

L-R: Scott Armitage, Samantha Flannelly, Bryan Schroeder

George also tries to set up his final arrangements with the help of a friendly burial plot salesman, Mr. Akins (Jack Randall Earles).  There are fantasy sequences in which the participants try to imagine their future circumstances. 

Jack Randall is a long time board member at PCPH.  He appeared last season in Annie and The Mousetrap. He is also the director for the September season closer, Picnic.

L-R: Jack Randall Earles & Eleanor Howard

Those playing roles in the dream moments are Eleanor Howard, Michaela Semak, and Dimitri Flott. 

L-R: Noah D. Pettit & Dimitri Flott

Dimitri is making a PCPH debut. Michaela has appeared in many shows here including Little Women and Annie. Eleanor made her PCPH debut in 2011 in The Music Man and has appeared in such shows as Guys & Dolls, Angel Street, and Curtains.

Set design is by Linda Gjesvold with costumes by Sarah Armitage Bond. Working on the stage crew is Grant Pettit. Darvëll Barger is running the sound board and Christopher Douglas is running the light board.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

CTW Participants: ATTENTION!!!!



IF YOU'RE SIGNED UP FOR OUR CHILDREN'S THEATRE WORKSHOP THIS MONTH - YOU CAN GET ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED BY CLICKING:









Wednesday, June 19, 2019

SHAKESPEARED! on Saturday!



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The 2019 SHAKESPEARED! workshop will present two versions of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night or What You Will on Saturday, June 22, at 7 p.m. at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre. 

Tickets are $3 for those 12 years of age and up and admission is free for those under 12 years of age.

It is being sponsored by:


To read more about our sponsor click HERE.



The middle school group will present a traditional version of the play.  It is being directed by Tim Good with assistance from Eleanor Howard.

Appearing in leading roles in this version are Stevie Kennen, Olivia Stierwalt, Evie Green, Treyton Burgess, Marah Loughmiller, and Maura Lazar.



Also appearing are Elise Kendall, Elianna Boyd, Gunnar Roach, Abbi Bonomo, Noah Barnes, Catherine Ryan-Shager, Penny Cummings, Clare Langdoc, Charlie Martoglio, and Ezekiel Bergen.



Other roles will feature Katie Funk, Bradlee Napier, Aidrik Loughmiller, Henry Cox, Bryson Worman, Brakston Taylor, Eve Loughmiller, and Molly Boswell.



The high school group will present a Caribbean inspired version directed by Caroline Good & Bethany Bax.

Leading roles in this version will be played by Dale Dye Thomas, Ella Dye Thomas, Ellie Henry, Devin Huff, Craig Robinson, Kiara Boyd and Bella Green.




Others appearing are Ava Maginity, Alice Howard, Jessica Geiger, Rebecca Hebb, Mya Weddle, and Brenigan Warren.


Also included are Courtney Huff, Samantha Funk, Madison Bayles, Logan Warren and Zaq Good.



Costumes are by Caroline Good and Christopher Douglas, who will also run the sound board.  Light operator is Fiona Good.


Monday, June 10, 2019

SHREK! AUDITIONS ARE HERE!!!






Thanks to all for attending auditions!

Watch here for our cast announcement!


Director Lee Reberger

The musical will be produced August 15-17 & 21-24.


 It is being sponsored by Bittles & Hurt and Hopkins Rector Funeral Homes.


To read more about our sponsor click HERE.


To read more about our sponsor click HERE.


Those wishing to audition should prepare a short musical selection and bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.  A short dance audition will also be conducted.

Among the roles to filled are Shrek, the hero; his best friend, Donkey; Princess Fiona; an ensemble including Gingy & Pinocchio and other storybook characters;  and Lord Farquaad.  Younger versions of Shrek (Age 8-13) and Fiona (child 8-13, teen 14-18) will also be cast. 






Tuesday, June 4, 2019

"SHE LOVES ME" OPENS THE 58th SEASON!!!


SHE LOVES ME
HAS ENDED.
THANKS TO OUR AUDIENCES!!



The production is sponsored by First National Bank.


Click HERE to learn more about our sponsor.

Director of the production is Shelly McFadden.  Vocal direction is by Lori Miller. Choreographer is Deb Grammel. The pit conductor and pianist is Marilyn Rush. Playing in the band are Dede Schwomeyer on drums, Marcia Boswell on flute, and Kathryn Dory on clarinet. Costumes are by McFadden and Caroline Good who is also the assistant director.  Set design is by Ric McFadden.

L-R: Dustin Bond, Joshua Saul Bain, Meghan Armitage, Jason Lafever, Jay Prewitt, Ric McFadden, Lisa Mccoy

Shelly has directed many shows at PCPH including The Music Man, The Drowsy Chaperone, and 1776. She appeared as Miss Hannigan last season in Annie and was nominated for an Upstage Award.

With music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick (the team responsible for Fiddler on the Roof) and a book by Joe Masteroff (Cabaret), the musical tells the story of two clerks in a perfume shop in 1930’s Budapest. Georg (Dustin Bond) and Amalia (Lisa McCoy) are each in love with a pen pal without knowing they are actually corresponding with each other.  Bond and McCoy both appeared in Annie and Beauty & The Beast last season.

Dustin Bond as Georg. Photo by Jay Prewitt

Others in the cast include the owner of the shop Mr. Maraczek (Ric McFadden, Annie, Beauty & The Beast), another timid clerk Sipos (Jay Prewitt, Annie, The Mousetrap, Beauty & The Beast), and two other employees carrying on a clandestine love affair Stephen Kodaly (Joshua Saul Bain, Beauty & The Beast, The Addams Family) and Illona Ritter (Meghan Armitage, Beauty & The Beast, Drowsy Chaperone).  A young bicycle messenger Arpad (Jason Lafever,  PCPH debut) also longs to work in the shop.

L-R: Ric McFadden as Mr. Maraczek & Jason Lafever as Arpad. Photo by Jay Prewitt

When Georg and Amalia decide to meet, it is at a discreet hideaway that has a Maitre’D (Andrew Ranck, Annie as Rooster ) who promises a “romantic atmosphere.”  A lively tango and a clumsy busboy (Noah D. Pettit) add to the fun.


L-R: Andrew Ranck,Kayla Norman,Noah D. Pettit, Joshua Saul Bain. Photo by Jay Prewitt

The cast also includes Anna Harris (also the Production Stage Manager, The Game's Afoot and The Mousetrap), Hannah Lafever (PCPH debut) , Kayla Norman (PCPH debut), Hannah Newlin (PCPH debut), Robin Schneider (Annie and Beauty & The Beast), and Matt Schneider (1776 and Beauty & The Beast).  Doing double duty as stage crew members and onstage denizens are Mason Allen, Hadley McCoy, and Cameron Wunderlich (The Foreigner, The Mousetrap). Pettit and Brandon Wunderlich are also working on the stage crew. All members of the crew worked on Annie and Beauty & The Beast last season but many are making their PCPH onstage debuts.

Lisa McCoy as Amalia. Photo by Jay Prewitt

Bond is also technical and lighting designer. Grace Elmore will run the light board and Haley Wilson will run the soundboard. Running the spotlights are Sarah Nowling and Ally Taylor.

The season will continue in July with the comedy Send Me No Flowers.

Get Your YTW Scripts Here, Mon!


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If you have signed up to participate in our YTW SHAKESPEARED workshop this year, you can read/download your scripts here.

Please be familiar with the script before the workshop starts - it will help you be ready on Day One!

Go to this PAGE to find the links.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

OPEN HOUSE - JUNE 2!!!

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The 58th season of Putnam County Playhouse will begin with our annual Open House Celebration on Sunday, June 2.  The event will  be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  It is free and open to the public.

L-R: Mason Allen, Sarah Nowling, Grace Elmore, Jason Lafever - & in our new spotlight loft, Dustin Bond.


You can see a preview of our opening show, She Loves Me. The cast & staff are rehearsing to be ready for opening night on June 6!

L-R: Dustin Bond, Joshua Saul Bain, Meghan Armitage, Jason Lafever, Jay Prewitt, Ric McFadden, Lisa McCoy
Season tickets and individual tickets for all shows this season - highlighting the theme Loves Conquers All - will be on sale. Our July show is the comedy Send Me No Flowers.  August will bring the lively musical SHREK!  And join us for a Picnic in September.

L-R: Hadley McCoy, Hannah Lafever, Kayla Norman

Light refreshments will be served.  Members of the Board of Directors will be on hand to answer questions about PCPH.

L-R: Marilyn Rush & Lisa McCoy

Please plan to join us!

See you at the barn!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

"Send Me No Flowers" Cast Announced!


Director TJ Tincher has chosen his cast for the July comedy at Putnam County Playhouse. Following the theme of Love Conquers All, it will be produced July 11-13 & July 17-20.  Season tickets are on sale now, and individual tickets for this show and all others will go on sale at the annual PCPH Open House at 2 p.m. on June 2.

L: Mike Mitchell, Assistant Director. R: TJ Tincher, Director

TJ directed last season's hit The Mousetrap. He has appeared in many PCPH productions including Once Upon a Mattress, Pippin, and The Bad Seed. He won the Upstage Award for his role in Thoroughly Modern Millie. Assistant Director Mike Mitchell has also appeared onstage at PCPH in shows such as On Borrowed Time, Pippin, and The Nerd.


Corporate Sponsor for the production is:


To read more about our sponsor click HERE.

The cast and staff gathered for the first read thru of the script on Thursday, May 9.

The leading role of George Kimball will be played by Scott Armitage. He has appeared onstage at PCPH in many roles in musicals and comedies. Scott played Nathan Detroit in our latest production of Guys & Dolls. He won an Upstage Award for his role in Don't Drink the Water. 

L: Director Tincher  R: Scott Armitage

The distaff lead will be played by Ashlee Anne Vitz. She is Judy Kimball who has to deal with her husband's hypochondria and suspected stepping out!  Bryan Schroeder is playing Bert Power a college friend of the couple who is caught in the middle of Judy's insecurities and George's wacky plot to marry off his soon to be widowed (he thinks) wife.

Ashlee came to PCPH as Queen Guinevere in Camelot, and has appeared in leading roles in shows that include Guys & Dolls (opposite Scott), The Bad Seed, and Angel Street. Bryan has worked on tech for many shows and received an Upstage Award for his work in South Pacific.

L-R: Board Liaison Sandi Rossok, Bryan Schroeder, Ashlee Anne Vitz


Noah D. Pettit and Cameron Wunderlich also appear. Noah is playing the swinging delivery boy Vito and Cameron is the more serious Dr. Morrisey. Both have worked on numerous shows at PCPH. Cameron won the Upstage Award for his performance in The Foreigner. They are both currently working in She Loves Me, our season opener.

L: Noah D. Pettit  R: Cameron Wunderlich


Among those making their PCPH debuts are Sam Draper who plays neighbor, Arnold Nash.  His wife Jessie Draper is playing Passberby Number One who appears in George's fantasy.

L-R: Jessie Draper, Joey Draper, Sam Draper

 Also making a debut is Mitra Flott who appears as George's fantasy girlfriend.

L: Noah d. Pettit  R: Mitra Flott

Three cast members from Little Women, The Musical are together again in Send Me No Flowers. Michaela Semak who played Beth is here in the role of Miss Mason, a misunderstood working girl. Eleanor Howard who played Aunt March is Passerby Number Two.  Jack Randall Earles who was Mr. Laurence plays Mr. Akins, a determined cemetery plot salesman.

Michaela Semak

Eleanor has appeared in Curtains, See How They Run, and Angel Street among many productions. Michaela has also appeared in several productions including Guys & Dolls. Jack Randall, who is also a board liaison for the show, appeared last season in Annie and The Mousetrap. He is a four-time Upstage Award Winner.

L: Jack Randall Earles  R: Eleanor Howard

Sandi Rossok is also a board liaison to the show and Linda Gjesvold designed the set. Schroeder also serves as technical director for the production.

L: Director Tincher  R: Set Designer Linda Gjesvold