Beauty & The Beast Director’s Note

It is “a tale as old as time”—but we will
make it our own. Beauty and the Beast will
come to the Putnam County Playhouse stage
this summer for eight, magical performances. 
I invite you to come along and to enjoy some
of Disney’s most beloved characters and music. 
The classic story tells of Belle, a young
woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who
is really a young prince trapped under the
spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can
learn to love and be loved, the curse will end
and he will be transformed into his former self.
But time is running out. If the Beast does not
learn his lesson soon, he and his household will
be doomed for all eternity. This production will
be filled with spectacular costumes and sets.

I am returning to the Director’s chair at PCPH
after having directed the theater’s 2015
production of Into The Woods. I have been with
Community Theatre of Clay County since 1986. 
For much of the last thirteen years I have been
Artistic and Principal Director for the Brazil
theater group. I have directed a wide-range of
musicals like Schoolhouse Rock, Clue, Anything
Goes, Pump Boys and Dinettes, Nunsense, Once
Upon A Mattress, Damn Yankees, Little Shop of
Horrors, Shrek and Into The Woods. I have also
directed stage comedies, Christmas productions
and musical revues. So, as I do with all my casts,
I ask you to trust me. I ask you to trust me to
create a fun atmosphere where we will work hard,
enjoy each other’s efforts and company, and make a
little magic for ourselves and our audiences.
I hope to see you at the auditions.