YTW SHAKESPEARED! _ SIGN UP OPEN!

Registration is now open for Shakespeared! Youth Theatre Workshop 2021

Workshop Dates:  Mondays-Fridays June 14-26

Performances:  Friday & Saturday, June 25 & 26 at 7:00pm

This year’s annual two-week-long Shakespeared! Workshop at the Putnam County Playhouse centers around A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The middle school group will perform a more traditional version and the high school group will present its off-beat comedic version, complete with a lively soundtrack, chase, and pop-culture references. 

Sign up by clicking HERE.

Both groups meet in the afternoons daily during the two weeks. Activities include theatre games, learning voice, stage movement, and acting techniques, and, of course, rehearsing the play.  The middle school group meets Monday-Friday 12:30-2:30pm, and the high school workshop meets Monday-Friday 3:00-5:30pm with performances Friday and Saturday, June 26-27 at 7:00pm, when each group presents their own very different versions of the play.

We will plan on adhering strictly to the updated CDC protocols for Covid-19 at the time of the workshop. Last year, all participants wore masks during sessions, we created physical distanced staging, and we kept air flowing throughout the playhouse, or worked outside.  Props and set pieces were wiped down frequently, and we provided hand sanitizer.  We’re hoping for the best, but are prepared to implement these protocols again and consider moving the performances to the park, if necessary.

The scripts will be available soon on the playhouse website’s 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 will begin on day two!

THERE ARE PARTS FOR EVERYONE!

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.  For more information click here.

Details and sign up information for our annual July Children’s Theatre Workshop will be posted soon.

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OUR 2021 SHOWS!

Plaque placed in downtown Greencastle at the time of our 50th Anniversary in 2011.

As we move ahead with our plans for our 60th Anniversary Season, we hope that we will be able to produce the four shows that we have announced for the summer 0f 2021.

We are still watching details about the Pandemic and will follow all protocols as prescribed by county, state, and Federal authorities. The board is planning a meeting in early March to discuss changes we may have to make to our season. Any and all of those decisions will be posted here, so keep watching the Website.

Until then, if you are interested in participating in a production this summer, you can find all the information you need at the links below. Stay safe and we hope to see you at the barn!

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME

Show Information.

Director’s Note.

Cast Information.

Pillow Talk

Show Information.

Director’s Note.

Cast Information.

Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor© Dreamcoat

Show Information.

Director’s Note.

Cast Information.

You Can’t Take It With You

Show Information.

Director’s Note.

Cast Information.

We sincerely hope that we can be onstage this summer and that you will be able to join us. Please know that all dates in this post are TENTATIVE and depend entirely on the protocols that will be in place in the coming weeks.

Thank you for your continued support.

Planning Ahead – Looking Ahead!

Planning a production and putting together all of the pieces can’t wait until the last minute! So director Shelly McFadden decided to go ahead with work on The Hunchback of Notre Dame – our first planned production for 2021.

Left to right: Noah Pettit, Dustin Bond, Ric McFadden, Connor George, Cadence McFadden

“One of the advantages of directing the first show is that you get to have the main stage for your entire rehearsal process,” said Shelly. “I love the Rehearsal Center, but it is fun to have the Barn to yourself for a few weeks.”

Director Shelly McFadden dropped her mask briefly to take a selfie with the crew.

The second production Pillow Talk with director Andrew Ranck will begin its process in the Rehearsal Center early in June.

Shelly and husband Ric – who is the set designer & construction captain for the show – got their crew together earlier this week for some preliminary stage work. Also on hand were Dustin Bond, Connor George, Noah Pettit, and Caydence McFadden.

Noah Pettit

Dustin Bond

Board members are watching the news and following the Pandemic News and Restrictions closely as spring approaches. Final decisions about auditions, performances, and tickets will be announced as they are made in accordance with state guidelines.

You can read about the scheduled audition dates for Hunchback of Notre Dame HERE.

Additional show information and Director’s Notes for all productions will be posted in February!!

THANKS FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT

We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to our 2021 Fund Drive! You make it possible for us to do what we do.

We are meeting regularly and keeping up with all of the news concerning the Pandemic including any new restrictions that may be posted.

It is our genuine hope that we will be able to present our 2021 Season!

Be sure to follow us on INSTAGRAM.

Be safe! And we hope to see you soon at the Barn!

ZOOM ZOOM Zoom-A-Loom

Photo courtesy our Zoom host Caroline Good.

Our December Board meeting was held via the Zoom App. We met on Tuesday evening, December 16, and we all had a great time.

The 2021 Budget was Approved and all of the committee chairs gave their reports. Everyone was optimistic about the possibility of a 2021 season.

Attending were Michael McClaine, Dustin Bond, Linda Gjesvold, Kathryn Dory, Jack Randall Earles, Drew Brattain, Caroline Good, Anna Harris, Ric & Shelly McFadden, Jay Prewitt, Jim Rambo, and Sandi Rossok.

We are watching developments carefully and will move forward as protocols allow.

Please enjoy our new website layout as we continue to work on it to make it an valuable tool for you to know what’s happening for the 60th Season of the Putnam County Playhouse and the Hazel Day Longden Theatre.

Happy Holidays!

2021 – 60TH SEASON PLANNED!!!

 

We at Putnam County Playhouse are optimistic that in 2021 we will be able to produce a full season of entertainment for you.  Of course we will be watching developments closely.  We will also follow all protocols that are put into place both locally and on the federal level.

With those things in mind, we have chosen a season that we hope will give you live theatre that you have enjoyed at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre.  Next year we will also celebrate our 60th season of operation.

We will present two premieres – one musical and one comedy – and two popular shows – a second musical and a classic comedy.  Please watch the latest edition of “Conversations With Jack” to find out the titles.

To watch the episode click HERE.
Watch your mailbox for your 2021 Fund Drive Letter.

And thanks for your support!


WATCH THE GHOSTLIGHT!

The superstitions about the theatre “Ghost Light” are legion.  The stories about theatre “ghosts” and traditions could fill a book and probably have!
Many theaters forced to close during the pandemic have renewed the tradition of ghost lights as a way of indicating the theaters will re-open. 

The Ghost Light burns brightly on the stage of the Hazel Day Longden Theatre.  On November 17, we will be announcing our productions for our planned 60th Anniversary Season in the summer of 2021.  Please watch here and on Facebook for the titles we have selected.

We are cautiously optimistic about our possibilities!  

Thank you for your continued support.  And we hope to see you at the barn in 2021!

In the meantime, the ghosts are welcome to the stage.  

 

WORKING ON THE WEBSITE!!!!

Our website is under construction.  We will still be posting updates here and on Facebook, but some features may not be available right now.


WATCH THIS SPACE!!

We will be announcing our 2021 Season in a few weeks.

Watch your mail for you 2021 Fund Drive Letter.

Thanks for your continued support!!

Stay well – and see you at the barn!

 

THANKS, EVERYBODY!!!

 

We would like to thank you for your continued support of Putnam County Playhouse.

We look forward to our 60th season in 2021. 

Our season titles will be announced in November and we hope that circumstances and conditions allow us to present a full season of entertainment for you.

Please watch for your 2021 Fund Drive Letter and plan on joining us for a season that promises to be entertaining and fun!

Stay safe!