Director's Notes from Shelly McFadden

"Gentlemen, you intrigue me. I think I shall have to give Iowa a try."   That’s right folks,  we’ll be bringing River City, Iowa to the stage as Putnam County Playhouse opens it’s 50th anniversary season with Meredith Willson’s The Music Man.


I am thrilled to be directing this fun-filled, family favorite show along with assistant director, TJ Tincher; musical director, Kathryn Dory and choreographer, Lori Briones.   Our pianist, Marilyn Burdsall, began her love of musical theater when she played for The Music Man as a high school student in Joplin, Missouri.  Rounding out our production team is stage manager, Jessica Masner, technical director Matt McClaine and scenic designer, Linda Gjesvold.  


See you at the show!