2015-06-02 / Front Page

‘Seven Brides For Seven Brothers’ Opens 54th Season Of The PCPH


Meghan Armitage as Milly and Dustin Bond as Adam star in “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” at Putnam County Playhouse. (Courtesy Photo) Meghan Armitage as Milly and Dustin Bond as Adam star in “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” at Putnam County Playhouse. (Courtesy Photo) The 54th season of the Putnam County Playhouse will open this week with a production of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.” The musical will be presented June 4-6 and June 10-13. All performances begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be reserved by calling the box office from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 765-653-5880 beginning Monday, June 1.

The musical is being sponsored by Floor Fashions Co./Carpet Plus-Color Tile.

Shelly McFadden is the director. Her staff includes Marilyn Burdsall Rush as musical director and Cameron Callan as vocal director. Assistant director is Katie Wallace.

Choreography is by Deb Grammel, costume design is by Pat Armitage, and the set design is by Linda Gjesvold.

Joining Rush in the pit will be Dede Schwomeyer and Pat Scott. Rehearsal pianist is Ellen McCullough.

The cast is led by Dustin Bond as Adam Pontipee and Meghan Armitage as Milly. When Adam comes to town determined to get a wife, he chooses Milly and takes her back to his cabin where he lives with his six brothers TJ TIncher, Callan, Jake Glidden, Jake, Riggen, Abe Anglin, and Alexander Briones). Charlotte Lambermont makes her stage debut as Hannah Pontipee.

The brothers then decide to go to town and get wives of their own. The prospective brides are played by Sarah Bond, Kayla Clodfelter, Clarissa McCullough, Ellissa McCullough, Michaela Semak, and Samantha Flannelly. Of course the current suitors of the girls take objection to the Pontipee brothers’ intentions. The suitors include Jeremiah Lester, Ethan Gill, Logan Dotson, Levi Dotson, Alan Skillern, and Lance Clodfelter.

When the girls are abducted by the Pontipees, the townspeople take action of their own. Playing these roles are Ric McFadden, Wallace, Chet Clodfelter, Julie Collenbaugh, Andrew Ranck, and Kaitlyn McCollough. Other townspeople include Lindsey Bridgewater, Shelby Brown, Sonora Erwin, Hannahlore McCollough, Lindsay Schreiber, Laramie Teall, and Jenny Zehner.

Jessica Masner is the stage manager. Working on the crew are Rhonda Foote, Zoe Foote, Elise Merrell, Sarah Zehner, and Sara Via. Working the technical side are Brandon and Cameron Wunderlich.

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