Tuesday, October 15, 2019


At the Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors of Putnam County Playhouse, members and guests convened to hear of the activities of the 58th season.

President Michael McClaine presided over the festivities.

Board members in attendance included Sandi Rossok, Ric McFadden (Hammy Award Nominee for SHREK!), Shelly McFadden, Brad Sandy (Hammy Award Nominee for Picnic), Linda Gjesvold, Beth Bax, Kathryn Dory, Anna Harris, Jack Randall Earles (Hammy Award Nominee for Send Me No Flowers), Peggy McClaine, Meghan Armitage, and Dustin Bond.

Guests included Fred and Jean Burger, Conner George, Lita Sandy & Jocelyn Gardner, Matt Schneider (Hammy Award Nominee for She Loves Me) with wife Robin and daughter Lora, and Jude M. Armitage attending his first board meeting.

Cookies were eaten.

After the presentation of the committee reports - some out of order - the Hammy Award was presented to:

Matt Schneider for his roles in She Loves Me!

Three other gentlemen in attendance reacted as it would be expected and retired to the bar at Almost Home for solace.

L-R: Jack Randall Earles, Brad Sandy, Ric McFadden

Tuesday, October 8, 2019


Trophy Clipart emmy award

While those other awards  - the Tony Awards, the Oscars, the Emmy Awards - may get slightly more publicity, the PCPH Upstage Award (aka The Hammy) is just as coveted and hotly contested.  

Each season brings with it a number of performances that are worthy of nomination.  The committee is hard-pressed to choose only four nominees.

The winner will be announced at the Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors on October 13, 2019.  The event will begin at 2 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.  Those who participated during the season by donating funds OR participating in our productions are cordially invited to attend.

The committee chairpersons will give their annual reports.  The Executive Committee will be on hand to report on the activities of the organization.  Nominations and election of board members will also take place.

Please join us for the festivities.

And now the nominees for the 2019 Upstage Award:

For She Loves Me:

Matt Schneider - Customer/Couple/Caroler

For Send Me No Flowers:

Jack Randall Earles - Mr. Akins, Eternal Gardens


Ric McFadden - The Bishop

For Picnic:

Brad Sandy - Howard Bevins

Please join us for a last get together and cheer on your favorite.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Closing The Barn Marks 2019 Season End!

Members of the Board of Directors convened at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre on Saturday, September 28, to put the barn to bed. The annual workday is always on the calendar following the final performance of the September Main Stage offering.

Caroline Good and Brad Sandy - who were both featured in the season closing production of Picnic, worked together to stack and cover the chairs in the auditorium.

Working upstairs to clean and purge the props loft were Peggy McClaine, Anna Harris, Sandi Rossok, and Linda Gjesvold. We now have aisles to walk down in the loft and can reach just about everything we have!

The small barn was also cleaned made ready for another season!

Helping with all the work were Michael McClaine, Dustin Bond, Shelly McFadden, and Beth Bax.

The final job of the day was the stuffing of envelopes with invitations for the Annual Meeting to be held on October 13. Meghan Armitage with help from Craig, Abigail, and Jude Armitage took on this task.

Watch your mailbox for you invitation!  Find out who has been nominated for the Upstage Award this season!

And thanks to everyone for helping us make the 2019 such fun.

During the off season the gate to the property is secured.  All electronic equipment is locked up or stored off site. There is also 24/7 video surveillance activated.