The 2024 Season of Putnam County Playhouse at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre will open with the Rodgers & Hammerstein evergreen musical Oklahoma! It will be onstage June 6-8 and June 12-15. Auditions for the show are Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m. and Monday, April 8 at 7 p.m. Director for the show is Joshua Saul Bain. Oklahoma! was produced on the outdoor stage in 1981 (directed by Vickie Parker) and in the barn in 2001 (directed by Lita Sandy).

Hopping onto the stage in July is the stage version of the popular movie The Pink Panther Strikes Again. Poor Inspector Clouseau is charged with saving the world. The Panther takes the stage July 11-13 and July 17-20. Auditions for the comedy will be Sunday, May 5 at 3 p.m. and Monday, May 6 at 7 p.m. The director is Shelly McFadden. This is a PCPH premiere.

August brings another PCPH premiere – the rollicking musical Something Rotten. Nick and Nigel Bottom are struggling theatre owners who are trying to compete with fellow Englishman William Shakespeare in late 16th century London. Will they succeed? Filled with wonderful songs that pay homage to show business, Something Rotten will be produced August 15-17 and August 21-24. Auditions will be Sunday, June 9 at 3 p.m. and Monday, June 10 at 7 p.m. Director for the show is Vickie Parker.

The 2024 season will close with the play Flowers For Algernon. When a scientific experiment increases his intelligence, Charlie Gordon faces an uncertain future. The play will take the stage September 12-14 and September 18-21. Auditions will be Sunday, July 21 at 3 p.m. and Monday, July 22 at 7 p.m. Flowers for Algernon was last produced at PCPH in 1983, our first season inside the barn (directed by David Gjesvold). This production will be directed by Jack Randall Earles.

The directors were chosen at the December 3 meeting of the PCPH Board of Directors.

L-R Seated: Brandon Wunderlich, Shelly McFadden, Joshua Bain, Caroline Good, Ric McFadden, Brad Sandy. L-R Standing: Anna Harris, Jack Randall Earles, Dustin Bond, Cameron Wunderlich, Vickie Parker, Sandi Rossok, Kathryn Dory, Linda Gjesvold, Mark Hammer. Not pictured: Michael McClaine & Jay Prewitt.

In addition to our Mainstage shows, Caroline Good will conduct her popular SHAKESPEARED! Youth Theatre Workshop June 17-29. The Children’s Workshop will be July 22-26.

More information will be available under the Current Season tab in January! See you at the barn!