A note from Shelly:

In 1976, I attended Footlight Musicals’ production of 1776 and I absolutely loved it! It was the first show I had seen on stage (with the exception of our high school plays & musicals at Whiteland High School).

I have been hoping to direct this show for several years and, now, I have the opportunity to do so at our gem of a theater right here in Putnam County.

Over our 2015 fall break, my husband & I visited Independence Hall in Philadelphia and visited the actual setting of 1776. It was awe-inspiring to be in the same room where our founding fathers crafted the Declaration of Independence.

We ate dinner at the old City Tavern frequented by many of the Continental Congress. It is my goal to bring these amazing characters to life with honesty, emotion and humor.

1776 is full of really great music and a very smart, entertaining script. The cast will consist of 2 women and 25 men. It’s a production that needs lots and lots of men! We will have an extraordinary amount of fun staging this show.

Thanks to everyone who attended auditions!

It’s going to be a terrific season at Putnam County Playhouse!