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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