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:

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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

Tuesday, May 7, 2019


Our annual two-week-long "Shakespeared!" Workshop this year centers around Twelfth Night, with the middle school group performing a more traditional version with fun Renaissance costumes. Tim Good will be directing, assisted by Eleanor Howard.

There are a few spaces left.  Click the Workshop tab at the top of the page and then YTW Signups.


The workshops are sponsored by:

Click HERE to read more about our sponsor.

The middle school group meets in the afternoons Monday-Friday 12:15-2:30pm June 10-21, with a combined performance Saturday, June 22nd at 7:00pm, when each group presents their own very different versions of Twelfth Night.

Scene from our 2018 Middle School Production.
The high school workshop meets in the afternoons Monday-Friday 3:00-5:30pm June 10-21.  Following the middle school performance, the high school group will present their comedic version of Twelve Nights in the Caribbean, complete with plenty of pirates, a lively soundtrack, chase, and pop-culture references.  Caroline Good will direct.

Scene From 2018 YTW - HS Edition.

The scripts will be available soon on the playhouse website Youth Theatre Workshop page. So, feel free to read it before our first day. We will read through the play on day one, and the players will have a chance to note their role preferences. The roles will be cast that evening, and rehearsals begin on day two!

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"Better a witty fool that a foolish wit, Mon."


"Shakespeared!" is tailored to provide young players with an opportunity to engage with Shakespeare's text in a fun way and to see the potential interpretations that lie within the text.

Friday, April 26, 2019



Love Conquers All will continue in July at Putnam County Playhouse.  Send Me No Flowers will be presented July 11-13 & July 17-20.

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

Click HERE to learn more about our Sponsor.

Those auditioning will asked to read from the script.

Director TJ Tincher
Director Tincher describes the play:

"Send Me no Flowers is a show about misunderstandings and the lengths that one man will go to for the woman he loves.  George Kimball is a hypochondriac with a problem, he thinks he’s dying.  When he overhears his doctor talking about another patient, he immediately assumes its about himself.  

"He decides to become proactive in his 'last few weeks' and plans for the eventual life his wife will have to live without him.  He even goes so far as to find the perfect suitor for her after he’s gone.  With the help of his constantly buzzed neighbor, Arnold, George will realize all his worrying and pills won’t save him from the inevitable realization that he’s been living more than he ever has."

Stage Manager for the production is Mike Mitchell.

To read more about the show click HERE.


Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Don't Miss a Show - Get a Season Ticket!

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The Season Ticket Brochures for our 2019 program with the theme Love Conquers All have been mailed. If you are on our mailing list, you should receive yours soon. Please fill it out and return it as soon as possible.

Season ticket orders are filled in the order they are received. You can choose the series you like. Tickets are $35 each and guarantee you the SAME seat for each performance on our Mainstage. 

Our season this year will open with the musical She Loves Me in June. It will be followed by the comedy Send Me No Flowers in July. The rollicking musical Shrek hits the stage in August. The season closes with the Pulitzer Prize Winning play Picnic.

Individual tickets are not available until the day of the Open House on June 2, at 2 p.m. Do not use this form to order single tickets.

If you don't receive your brochure, or if you are not on our mailing list, you can print a Season Ticket Order form on our Box Office Page HERE.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019


Director Shelly McFadden has announced her cast for the season opener She Loves Me. "Thanks to everyone who auditioned," said Shelly. "I appreciate your time and effort!"  

Onstage will be:

Arpad Laszlo - Jason Lafever
Ladislov Sipos - Jay Prewitt
Ilona Ritter - Meghan Armitage
Steven Kodaly - Joshua Saul Bain
Georg Nowack - Dustin Bond
Amalia Balash - Lisa McCoy
Mr. Maraczek - Ric McFadden
Keller - Anna Harris
Busboy - Noah Pettit
Waiter - Andrew Ranck

Customers/Couples/Carolers - Hannah Lefever, Hannah Newlin, Kayla Norman, Robin Schneider, Matt Schneider, Mason Allen, Cameron Wunderlich, Andrew Ranck.

She Loves Me will be produced June 6-8 and June 12-15.

The show is sponsored by:

To read more about our sponsor click HERE.



The beginning of the season for Putnam County Playhouse is still a few weeks away.  If you can't wait to see a show, there are two offerings in the area this weekend you might consider.

PCPH Vice-President Dustin is directing Suessical the Musical at North Putnam High School.  It will be presented April 12 & 13 at 7 p.m. and April 14 at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at the door! PCPH participant Grace Elmore is a featured player.

PCPH  Board Member Caroline Good is directing the classic play Trojan Women at DePauw University in the Moore Theatre. It will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on April 11, 12, 13, and April 14 at 1 p.m.   Featured in the production is PCPH actor/director Andrew Ranck (Rooster Hannigan from last season's Annie). Also featured are Sarah Ryan and daughter Catherine who were also in Annie. Go HERE for ticket and show information!

Thursday, March 28, 2019


Love Conquers All!

That’s the theme of the Putnam County Playhouse season for 2019. It all starts with auditions for our opening musical She Loves Me.

It will be presented on the Mainstage June 6-8 and June 12-15. It is being sponsored by First National Bank.

To read more about our sponsor click HERE.

The Tony-Award-winning show has a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and music by Jerry Bock. The original material it is based on was also used for “The Shop Around the Corner”, a 1940 film; another film, “In the Good Old Summertime” (1949), and most recently as the basis for “You’ve Got Mail” (1998). 

The plot revolves around Budapest shop employees Georg Nowack and Amalia Balash who, despite being consistently at odds with each other at work in a small perfume shop, are unaware that each is the other's secret pen pal because they met through lonely-hearts ads.

The auditions will be Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m. and Monday, April 8 at 7 p.m. Both sessions will be in the Rehearsal Center at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre in Greencastle.

Director Shelly Green McFadden
Director Shelly Green McFadden is looking for a group of strong singers to complete her cast.  Shelly has directed many shows at PCPH including 1776 and The Drowsy Chaperone. She has also appeared in shows including her Hammy nominated role as Miss Hannigan in last season's Annie.

In addition to the leads, Georg and Amalia - other roles include Ilona Ritter and Steven Kodaly, co-workers in the shop and the owner of the shop Zoltan Maraczek. 

Other employees Ladislav Sipos and Arpad Laslo, teenage delivery boy will be cast.  There are no roles for children.

A ensemble of 3 men and 3 women and a singing waiter are also sought. For more information about the requirements for the parts, stage age, and other vital facts go to the "Current Season" tab at the top of the page, choose She Loves Me and click on the Director's Notes tab to find out what you should know! You can also download an audition form and read the script there.

Shelly’s production team includes Music Director, Marilyn  Rush; Vocal Director, Lori Miller; and choreographers Deb Grammel and Lori Briones. Production Stage Manager is Anna Harris and Assistant Director is Caroline Good.

Please prepare a song and bring your music. An accompanist will be provided. All those auditioning will sing, read from the script, and dance with the choreographer.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Original Board Member....Leaves the Stage

A member of the Original Board of Directors of the Greencastle Summer Theatre - which became Putnam County Playhouse, Mr. John Franklin passed away on March 15, 2019, in Florida at the age of 90.

Other members of the board at that time include: 

Pat Aikman
Fred Bergman
Ray Brush
James Burnnell
Ernest Collins
James Elrod
Robert Hamontre
Raymond Mizer
Bessie Rector
Virginia Robbins
Gertrude Slack

Mr. Franklin is pictured above during a 1964 play selection committee meeting.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019


An actor standing backstage in the wings

Our 2019 season has the theme "Love Will Find A Way."  All four of our mainstage productions present variations on the theme.  If you are interested in being onstage, your first step will be attending auditions!

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Director Shelly McFadden will hold two sets of auditions for our first production, the musical She Loves Me. The auditions will be Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m. and Monday, April 8 at 7 p.m. 

The musical will be produced June 6-8 and June 12-15. To read about the show and the characters click HERE.

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Next up, director T.J. Tincher will be directing the comedy Send Me No Flowers. His auditions will be Sunday, May 5 at 3 p.m. and Monday, May 6 at 7 p.m.

This show will be produced July 11-13 and July 17-20. You can read about the show and the characters HERE.
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Our third mainstage show is the musical SHREK! Its director Lee Reberger has scheduled his auditions for Sunday, June 16 at 3 p.m. and Monday, June 17 at 7 p.m.

The show will be produced August 15-17 and August 21-24. You can read about the show and its characters HERE.  

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The final show of the season is the Pulitzer Prize winning play Picnic directed by Jack Randall Earles. The auditions for this production will be Sunday, July 21 at 3 p.m. and Monday, July 22 at 7 p.m.

Picnic will be produced September 12-14 and September 21-24. To read about the play and the characters click HERE.

We hope that you are planning to join us onstage or in the audience for our season!  See you at the barn!

Friday, February 8, 2019


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Details for our annual SHAKESPEARED! Youth Theatre Workshop and Children's Theatre Workshop are printed below.

Registration is now open - the workshops fill up fast, so if you are interested sign up now!

See you onstage.

To register for the YTW, click HERE.

To register for the CTW click HERE.

Thanks to our sponsor:

Shuee's Great Buys Plus

To read more about our sponsor click HERE.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

....The Envelope Please!!!

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The Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce held its annual dinner on Saturday, January 26, 2019.  At that time the Putnam County Playhouse was named Non-Profit of the Year 2018!

L-R: Kathryn Dory, Linda Gjesvold, Beau Battin, Dustin Bond

On hand to accept the award from GGCC President Beau Battin were PCPH board officers Kathryn Dory, Linda Gjesvold, and Dustin Bond.

Others honored that evening by the Chamber included Ken Eitel as 2018 Citizen of the Year and Endeavor and Cloverdale Drugs as Businesses of the Year 2018.

President of PCPH, Michael McClaine said, "It's nice to be noticed by our community and thanks to all of our board members, volunteers, and contributors for their hard work and support."

Treasurer Mark Hammer said, "Congrats all around to the board and all of our volunteers that make the Playhouse such a quality organization and to the GGCC for this recognition!"

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Our 2019 Directors!

Empty GOP Chair? She's Everywhere And Nowhere, Baby!

The directors for our four main stage shows have been chosen.  

Audition dates for each show and further details will be posted soon.  

First up is the musical She Loves Me

It will be directed by Shelly McFadden.  It will be produced 
June 6-8 and June 12-15.

Shelly McFadden

Shelly began at PCPH in 1991 when she played Florence in our first production of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple (female version). She has appeared in many productions including a Upstage Award nominated turn as Miss Hannigan in last season's Annie. Shelly has also directed many shows here including The Music Man, Never Too Late, and 1776.

Next up is the comedy Send Me No Flowers.

It will be directed by TJ Tincher. It will be presented July 11-13 and
July 17-20.

TJ Tincher
TJ directed his first PCPH show last season when he did the Agatha Christie mystery The Mousetrap.  He has appeared in many plays and musicals on our stage. TJ won the Upstage Award for his performance in Thoroughly Modern Millie. His other performances include roles in The Foreigner, Once Upon a Mattress, The Drowsy Chaperone, and The Man Who Came to Dinner.

Our August show is musical SHREK!

It will be directed by Lee Reberger.  It will be produced 
August 15-18 and August 21-24.

Lee Reberger

Lee directed last season's Disney's Beauty and the Beast. He has worked worked with Community Theatre of Clay County since 1986. For the past 13 seasons he has worked as the Principal and Artistic Director there. He also directed Into the Woods here at PCPH. Lee appeared onstage here in The Drowsy Chaperone.

The season will end with a production of the comedy-drama Picnic.

It will be directed by Jack Randall Earles.  It will be produced September 12-14 and September 18-19.

Jack Randall Earles

Jack Randall has been working at PCPH since 1979 (when he was one year old).  He is a 4-time Upstage Award Winner. His directing credits here include Barefoot in the Park, On Golden Pond, Guys & Dolls, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (twice), and Death By Chocolate. He appeared last season onstage in Annie (Lt. Ward & FDR) and The Mousetrap (Major Metcalfe).  Jack Randall played the Man in the Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone and has also been seen in The Music Man, Never Too Late, and The Man Who Came to Dinner.

We look forward to working with each of our directors as they contribute to our season with the theme Love Conquers All.

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