“Many hands make light the work,” as Putnam County Playhouse veteran actress Adeline Knoy used to say. Director Caroline Good who is putting together our season opener, the musical Oliver! knows it’s true. Since the auditions in early April, everyone has been hard at work to make the magic happen! And everything has to be ready by opening night. [The show runs June 2-4 & June 8-11].

Penny Cummings, Marley Jadele, Clara Everett, Josie Cox

Vocal director Kathryn Dory and pianist Amy Tharp have been working with the cast on their songs. Director Good has been working on blocking and Sarah Armitage & Josh Bain are teaching the choreography. Dialect coach Eleanor Howard is helping everyone with the proper “speech” patterns. Stage manager Noah Pettit and assistant stage manager Cameron Wunderlich have been working to make sure every thing is in place! [To see a cast list click HERE].

Costumer assistant Ivy Sedam sewing shirts for the workhouse kids!

On a recent Saturday, the Hazel Day Longden Theatre shop and the Michael McClaine Rehearsal Center were buzzing with activity.

Jasmine Cummings, Barb Boese, and Cyrus Gurnan make the needles fly!

Construction in the shop sped apace with final work being done on set pieces and properties.

Sage Cummings, David Johnson, Alex Gurnon, Dan Gurnon

Of course every job needs a straw boss, and TJ Tincher was glad to volunteer.

TJ Tincher plays Fagin in the show.

The show is sponsored by:

To read about our sponsor click HERE.

Individual tickets for Oliver! go on sale at the annual PCPH Open House at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 29! See you there!

Ivy Sedam & Cyrus Gurnon make it happen!