Auditions for “Cheat Sheets”

cheat-sheets-squareCresson Lake Playhouse is pleased to announce audition dates for Cheat Sheets.  In this hilarious farce, college professor Willa is having the worst day of her life.  She caught a student cheating, her daughter is dating a punk band singer, and she may be losing her job.  Then her best friend, Louwana, shows up to help her save the day.  Their crazy plan dissolves into mistaken identities, slamming doors, cross-dressing, and three matching laundry bags – only one of which contains laundry.

Cheat Sheets author, FJ Hartland, will also be directing the play.  FJ is an award-winning playwright whose plays have been produced in New York, Miami, Columbus, Wheeling, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.  Some of his greatest successes have been at the Pittsburgh New Works Festival where he has received seven nominations for Best Play winning four times.

Roles will include:

DR. ARTHUR SNELL, assistant professor of English, 40’s
WILLA DRAKE, also an assistant professor of English, 40’s
ELMER (better known as SCAB), college student. Late teens
DEAN ALOYSIUS ROSWELL, college administrator, 50’s
OPHELIA, WILLA’s daughter, a college freshman
LUWANNA YORK, WILLA’s best friend, 40’s

Auditions for Cresson Lake Playhouse’s upcoming production of Cheat Sheets will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, July 18 and 19 at 6:30 p.m. (please note: this is a change from the original audition dates previously published) at the Eleanor Lantzy Rehearsal Hall, 429 S. Center Street in Ebensburg across from Agway.  (At the back of the former Sun Seekers building.)

Each auditionee will be asked to read scenes from the script. Also auditionees are asked to please bring their calendars. They will need to list all rehearsal conflicts ahead of time at auditions. It is vital in casting that we know of any work conflicts or vacations in advance, so that we can work around them.  Resume and headshots are optional.

Cheat Sheets performances will run at the Cresson Lake Playhouse August 31 – September 9. Show days are Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets for these performances will be $12, $16 or $20 each and can be reserved online here or by calling Cresson Lake Playhouse at 814-472-4333.

Auditions for “Ring of Fire”

Auditions will be held on April 30 & May 1 for “Ring of Fire” which will be performed June 20– July 1.

Plot & History
The musical is made up of some of the most famous songs from the Johnny Cash songbook. The plot roughly follows Johnny’s biography from his origins as a “Country Boy” to becoming the “Man in Black”. The show uses the music of Cash to explore some of the pivotal moments in his life. While there is some dialogue, the show is mostly songs. The show includes memorable Cash songs including “My Name is Sue”, “Folsom Prison Blues”, “Daddy Sang Bass”, and of course, “Ring of Fire”. The Original Broadway Cast was larger, but this smaller 5-person version is more intimate. You can find more details about the show at the Wikipedia page. Continue reading

CLP Junior: Actor’s Training Workshop

Give the gift of confidence to your child, grandchild, niece or nephew!Audition workshop - boy

Cresson Lake Playhouse is pleased to offer a new youth theatre experience for children and teens called “CLP Junior: Actor’s Training Workshop”. The workshop will focus on all performing aspects of a theatre program: acting, singing, dancing, costuming and performance readiness skills. Professional teaching artists will work Continue reading

The Resinski Green Room

barn drawing

Last chance to donate to the Resinski Green Room!

In conjunction with Bonnie Resinski’s revival of “Silhouettes” in September 2015, Cresson Lake Playhouse is wrapping up a special appeal fund drive to renovate the Green Room at the barn.  All proceeds from “Silhouettes” and from the special appeal campaign will support the renovation project.  Work is now underway and when the project is complete, we will dedicate the “Resinski Green Room” to honor Kenny and Bonnie Resinski for their role in the early success of Cresson Lake Playhouse.

Donations to the Resinski Green Room project are still being accepted and can be made here.

Over the years, CLP has made improvements to the Green Room and Dressing Rooms in the lower level of the barn theatre.  Continue reading