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CP Travel Adventures – Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival – Into the Woods

CP Travel Adventures

A NEW way to celebrate with

County Players!

CP Travel Adventures are unique trips planned for our CP friends that feature specially designed custom tours with a primary focus on theatre.

On Thursday, August 29, a small group of intrepid travelers will join us on the very first CP Travel Adventure. Boarding the CP bus in Wappingers Falls, we will travel to the tent… the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Tent, that is. We will enjoy a wonderful sunset picnic supper on the beautiful Boscobel Mansion grounds overlooking the Hudson River, followed by HVSF’s production of Into The Woods performed under the HVSF tent! All for one package price – no muss, no fuss, no driving, no parking, no picnic packing: The CP Travel Adventure package includes theatre tickets, round-trip transportation, a lawn picnic and an opportunity to support County Players! So, climb aboard the CP Travel Adventure bus;let us do the planning!


  • Round-trip transportation to the Boscobel Mansion & HVSF;
  • Ticket in center rear section to the 7/29 evening performance of HVSF’s production of the musical Into The Woods;
  • Picnic supper, including beverage, dessert and choice of entree;
  • All taxes and gratuities;
  • Tax deductible donation to County Players ($25)

 Package price – $140 per person (nonrefundable). Limited number of seats are available and will be sold on a first-come basis.


Wishes, Worries, The Witch, and The Woods collide in song under the HVSF Theater Tent



2019-2020 SEASON


Adopting a seat at County Players is a special way to commemorate a birthday or anniversary, to make a personal contribution, a thoughtful gift, or a unique way to honor or memorialize someone’s legacy.

Your contribution supports our ongoing capital improvement efforts which, in turn, allows us to continue producing the finest community theatre in the Hudson Valley.

To commemorate your tax-deductible donation, we will engrave a seat plaque that features the name or text of your choice. You will receive an acknowledgement for your records and gift recipients will be notified of your gift.


Q: Will the dedicated name actually appear on my seat?

A: YES! A nameplate will be placed on “your” seat.

Q: May I specify a name other than my own?

A: YES! You may use this opportunity to honor or memorialize someone.

Q: Is there a limit to what I can put on the plaque?

A: YES! You must limit your message to 3 lines, with 19 characters per line (including any punctuation or spaces). Some restrictions may apply

Q: When I attend a performance at County Players, will I be able to reserve my “adopted” seat?

A: YES! When purchasing tickets through our box office system, if your seat is available you may request it for the show you are attending. In addition, through our Main Stage Subscription Series, you may be able to reserve your adopted seat for the full season. Please note that seat sponsors must still purchase tickets to any performance at County Players and are not guaranteed seating in chairs bearing theirnames.

Q: I want to adopt a seat in a certain location. Can I be that specific?

A: YES! If currently available, you may request a specific seat. All seats are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

Q: How much does it cost to adopt a seat?

A: $300 Center aisle and front row seats; $250 All other seats

To adopt a seat at County Players, click here!

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AUDITIONS – “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – 6/9 at 4pm & 6/10 at 7pm


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Music & Lyrics by William Finn
Additional Materials by Jay Reiss
Directed by Jeff Wilson
Audition Dates: June 9 at 4pm & June 10 at 7pm

Six middle school misfits are thrown into a cutthroat, high-stakes competition, and P-A-N-D-E-M-O-N-I-U-M takes first place. Welcome to the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, where eccentric adolescents (all played by adults!) get their chance to shine as they vie to prove they are worthy of a shot at “Nationals.” A touching and irreverent coming-of-age comedy with a high-spirited, improvised spelling bee, this Tony Award-winning musical is a laugh-out-loud winner.


Rona Lisa Peretti: Female, 27-39

late 20s–late 30s. Soprano, with a very strong mix. Putnam County’s longtime spelling bee host and also the number one realtor in the county. A former spelling bee champion herself, she loves children but can be stern when necessary. Her interest in the competition is unflagging. Role requires excellent improvisational skills. Strong movement ability is a plus. (Also plays Olive’s Mom.)

Vice Principal Douglas Panch: Male, 30-49

30s-40s. Baritone. Frustrated with life and awaiting a promotion, he returns to the Bee as substitute judge after a five-year absence due to an “incident” at the 20th Annual Bee. Though he finds the young spellers alien to him, he starts the day eager to redeem himself for past mistakes. Also, he is infatuated with Rona Lisa Peretti, but she doesn’t return his affections. Role requires excellent improvisational skills. Strong movement ability a plus.

Mitch Mahoney: Male, 27-39

late 20s–30s. Baritenor who can riff well. An ex-convict, Mitch is performing his community service as a “comfort counselor” at the Bee. He’s a tough guy who seems utterly unlikely to be at a spelling bee, or in a musical. Strong movement ability a plus. (Also plays Dan Dad and Olive’s Dad.)

Chip Tolentino: Male, 18+

18+ to play preteen. Tenor. The reigning spelling champion, he expects things to come easy to him. Athletic, social, and a boy scout, he returns to defend his title, but he finds he’s been going through some weird changes that he did not expect. Strong movement ability a plus. (Also plays Jesus.)

Leaf Coneybear: Male, 18+

18+ to play preteen, tenor. A second alternate with a severe inferiority complex, he deals with life by finding things amusing rather than stressful. Homeschooled and from a large family, he has severe attention deficit disorder but somehow achieves a trancelike state that allows him to spell words correctly. Strong movement ability a plus. (Also plays Carl’s Dad.)

Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre: Female, 18+

18+ to play preteen. Alto/belter. The youngest speller, she is incredibly political, keenly aware of her surroundings, and driven by internal and external pressure. She wants to win to make her fathers proud. She is also somewhat of a neat freak and has a lisp. Strong movement ability a plus.

Marcy Park: Female, 18+

18+ to play preteen. Soprano/belter. A recent transfer student who attends Catholic school, Marcy is a quintessential overachiever and comes from a family where excellence is expected. She speaks six languages, is athletic, and plays multiple instruments among her other talents. She keeps her problems to herself and is not allowed to cry. Strong movement ability a plus.

Olive Ostrovsky: Female, 18+

18+ to play preteen. Soprano/high mixed belt to an F. A newcomer to competitive spelling, Olive loves words and spends time alone reading her friend, the dictionary. She’s alone at the Bee, as her mother is in an ashram in India, and her father is working late, as usual. Words bring her comfort and are exciting to her. She starts out enormously shy and begins to blossom. Strong movement ability a plus.

William Barfee: Male, 18+

18+ to play preteen. Baritone. A finalist last year, he was eliminated because of an allergic reaction to peanuts and is back for vindication. Friendship surprises him today as he relies on his “Magic Foot” method of spelling that boosted him to spelling glory (even though he only has one working nostril and a touchy personality). Strong movement ability a plus.