Special Appeal Campaign for Lights & Sound

10978663_937280192957546_1404223077508698022_nWe need your help to raise $10,000 to match a grant from Penelec!  We’re more than halfway to our goal.  Please read the details below and donate.

Sound System

As you probably know, we’ve been having issues with sound at the barn for years. The source of our sound issues has been the microphones which are not only old but also worn out. Last season, we were fortunate enough to borrow some microphones which made a big difference. Unfortunately, that was a one-time-only deal. To fix the problem permanently, we need to purchase new ones. Twenty quality microphones along with their matching transmitters and receivers will cost about $500 each and will provide our audiences with a better experience for years to come.

Lighting System

Many of our lighting instruments are 30+ years old and are in need of replacement for both technical and safety reasons. New LED lighting instruments ($500 each) will be safer and much more energy efficient, reducing our electric bill by as much as $2,500/year. In addition, they will reduce our A/C usage in the summer because LED’s run much cooler than older lighting units. Continue reading

CLP Junior: Actor’s Training Workshop

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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 with the participants in each session to help them gain confidence in their performing skills and to understand the workings of the theatre process. Participants will then be audition ready for CLP’s youth theatre production, Mulan, Jr. which will be presented to schools May 2 – May 5 at the barn theatre and to the public May 4 – 8 in the same location.  (Participation in this workshop will also decrease the participation fee for Mulan, Jr. from $50 to $25.) Workshops will be held:

  • Saturday, January 21, 2017 
  • Saturday, January 28, 2017
  • Saturday, February 4, 2017
  • Saturday, February 11, 2017

Students currently in grades 3—6 will attend from 10 am—12 pm.

Students currently in grades 7—12 will attend from 1 pm—3 pm.

 Workshop held at Cresson Lake Playhouse’s new rehearsal hall at 427 S. Center St (bottom of Sun Seekers building).

 The workshop fee is $75 per student for all 4 sessions if the reservation is made before January 7, 2017.  $85 per student if the reservation is made after January 7, 2017.

Please reserve early, class sizes are limited.

Call 814-472-4333 for more information and to make reservations.

 

 

A Cresson Lake Playhouse Christmas

web_clp_xmas_cabaretDecember  2–3  |  Cambria County Courthouse, Ebensburg

As part of Ebensburg’s “Dickens of a Christmas” celebration, CLP will present a program of entertainment guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit.  There’s even a carol sing-along with the entire audience.

Performances are Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m. in a  beautifully restored, historic courtroom at the Cambria County Courthouse.

Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or by calling 814-472-4333. Leave a message and your call will be returned.

For more information about “Dickens of a Christmas,” click here.

 

 

Zombie Prom

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Zombie Prom webOctober 6-15  | This girl loves ghoul, rock and roll, Off Broadway musical is set in the atomic 1950’s at Enrico Fermi High, where the law is laid down by a zany, tyrannical principal. Pretty senior Toffee has fallen for the class bad boy. Family pressure forces her to end the romance, and Jonny charges off on his motorcycle to the nuclear waste dump. He returns glowing and determined to reclaim Toffee’s heart. He still wants to graduate, but most of all he wants to take Toffee to the prom. The principal orders Jonny to drop dead while a scandal reporter seizes on him as the freak du jour. History comes to the rescue while a tuneful selection of original songs in the style of hits from the 50’s keeps the action rocking across the stage.

Final 2016 CLP Unplugged

Unplugged logo On Monday, September 12 at 7:30 pm, we will present the third and final CLP Unplugged event of the year at the barn theatre at 279 Shapiro Road in Loretto. The ever-popular Unplugged concert series features a variety of musicians performing different songs and styles of music. No performance is duplicated on any of the evenings.

The line-up for Monday includes a band, a string and keyboard group, several duets, and many solo performances.  Music genres include country, pop, jazz, Broadway, and classic rock and roll.  Performers include locals such as the crowd-pleasing Ride the Song, La Bella Musica (a string and keyboard group), Rebecca Culp, Cristin Caroff, Jordan Miller, Kim Hester, Kevin Bean, Devon Seymour, Reagan Hajjar, Kate Wolf, Rick & Ellie Herbster, Claire & Cecilia Houser, Steph Reese, Kelly Devett, Bruce Standley, Julie Hanlon, Scott Getz, Mariah Duman, and a trio made up of Joe Caroff, Davey Beyer, and Dani Vella.  Many of these performers are CLP audience and local favorites returning to the barn stage. This promises to provide all music lovers with a great evening of musical entertainment.

Tickets are $12 and can be purchased either at the door by calling 472-4333 or online 24/7 by clicking this link. Seating is limited so reserve your seats early. All sales are final.

Musicians Wanted!

Unplugged logoBy popular demand, CLP Unplugged is back!  Last year’s CLP Unplugged was very, very popular.  Our audiences were impressed by the level of talent on display by musicians from across the region.

We have just one Unplugged performances left on September 12, and there are a few open slots left to fill.  If you’d like to be on stage singing or playing an instrument for one of those performances, just phone Artistic Director Paul Seymour at (814) 242-3953.  (Many Unplugged musicians have never performed on the CLP stage before.)

Auditions for “Zombie Prom”

Zombie Prom webThis girl loves ghoul, rock and roll, Off Broadway musical is set in the 1950’s at Enrico Fermi High, where the law is laid down by a zany, tyrannical principal. High school senior Toffee has fallen for the class bad boy. Family pressure forces her to end the romance, and Jonny charges off on his motorcycle to the nuclear waste dump. He returns glowing and determined to reclaim Toffee’s heart. He still wants to graduate, but most of all he wants to take Toffee to the prom. The principal orders Jonny to drop dead while a scandal reporter seizes on him as the freak du jour. This fun and zany musical is filled with a tuneful selection of original songs in the style of hits from the 50’s which keeps the action rocking across the stage.

The show requires a cast of 5 males, and 5 females and a small ensemble. The majority of the cast and ensemble will be part of the high school student body with one older female role as the principal and one older male role as the reporter. For more information about the roles, click here.

Auditions for Zombie Prom will be held Sunday and Monday, August 21 and 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the CLP Lanzy Rehearsal Hall (429 S. Center Street, Ebensburg, PA 15931, below and behind Sunseekers). Continue reading

The Wonder of Words: An Evening with Jennifer Haigh and FJ Hartland

Join us on August 19 at 7:30 pm at CLP’s Barn theatre for a new and very exciting event, The Wonder of Words: An Evening with Jennifer Haigh and FJ Hartland. The evening will include readings by celebrated author, Jennifer Haigh and noted playwright, FJ Hartland followed by a question and answer session with each. Prior to the 7:30 opening time, all patrons will be treated to an outdoor reception with light refreshments where they will be able to meet Ms. Haigh and Mr. Hartland. Jennifer will read from her highly acclaimed latest novel, HEAT AND LIGHT and FJ will read from his celebrated play, POSTCARDS FROM A DEAD DOG. Signed books will also be available for purchase. Continue reading

Unplugged 2016

Unplugged logoBy popular demand, CLP Unplugged is back!

Last year’s CLP Unplugged was very, very popular.  Our audiences were impressed by the level of talent on display.

On Monday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m., we will host another evening of entertainment for area music lovers at the barn theatre at 279 Shapiro Road in Loretto.  As you can see below, we have a line-up of talented musicians from across the region.

Musical selections range from Frank Sinatra to Umphrey’s McGee to Broadway musicals to Prince.  A complete list is below. Continue reading