Kidz Rule: CLP Talent Show

kidz ruleThe staff, administration and patrons of Cresson Lake Playhouse are continually amazed at the incredible talent shown by the young people in our local communities. We love to cultivate and highlight this talent as much as possible. To that end, CLP is offering a new performing opportunity to children ages 8-14 in the form of a talent show. Young actors, singers, instrumental musicians and dancers are invited to perform at this incredible evening of talent called Kidz Rule.

Kidz Rule will be broken up into two performances. Fifteen talented youth will perform a musical number, dance routine or acting monologue of their choice in each talent show. As a result, the two performances offers a performing opportunity to 30 talented children.

The first performance will be held August 12 at 7:00 pm with a rehearsal on August 11 at 6:00 pm. The second performance will be August 15 at 7:00 pm with a rehearsal on August 14 at 6:00 pm. Participants will be expected to sell 10 tickets to their scheduled performance.

Slots will fill quickly and performance opportunities will be given to the first 30 respondents. Call 814-472-4333 to register your child for this unique opportunity. Please be prepared to give their name, address, preference of performance date and type of talent to be performed when registering. Any inquiries can be directed to the CLP office at 814-472-4333 or the CLP e-mail at

CLP Unplugged

teen guitarCresson Lake Playhouse is pleased to introduce CLP Unplugged, an evening of musical entertainment new to its stage this summer for two nights only.

It is two evenings of fantastic entertainment for the music lover who enjoys many styles of music. Talented area musicians will perform different genres of music which can include but are not limited to rock, pop, musicals, country, and jazz.

The first CLP Unplugged was held on June 22 and was a great success.  Our audience was very impressed by the level of talent on display and showed their appreciation.

Another Unplugged will be held at the Barn theatre at 279 Shapiro Road in Loretto on  July 27 at 7:30 p.m and will feature a completely different program.  No performances will be repeated between the two evenings.

Musicians interested in performing at CLP Unplugged should

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The Resinski Green Room

barn drawingIn conjunction with Bonnie Resinski’s revival of “Silhouettes,” Cresson Lake Playhouse is undertaking a special appeal fund drive to renovate the Green Room at the barn.  Proceeds from “Silhouettes” and from the special appeal campaign will support the renovation project.  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.

Tickets for “Silhouettes” on September 10 and 11 are available here.  Donations to the Resinski Green Room project 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

Children’s Acting Workshop July 6-10

Children'sCresson Lake Playhouse will offer two children’s acting workshops July 6-10.  This week-long workshop will focus on building self-expression, self-confidence, creativity, concentration, and public speaking skills through theatre games and improvisational exercises.

Students will learn basic theatre terminology, theatre etiquette  and basic acting skills.  They will also get an understanding of what it takes to stage a live theatrical show by preparing a short play for family and friends. Continue reading

The New Cresson Lake Playhouse

February 1, 2015 | What’s new at The New Cresson Lake Playhouse?  That’s a good question.

The Season

According to Paul Seymour, Artistic Director, “We have great shows and great directors lined up for our 2015 season.  I am very excited because these are all experienced directors who will draw talented actors and musicians of all ages from across the region.”

Claire Houser is directing You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown in May.  Jonathan O’Harrow will direct Smokey Joe’s Café in June.  Kate Kale Wolf is directing Little Shop of Horrors (with Seymour as Music Director) in July.  Julie Fether is returning to CLP to direct The Nerd in August.  Devon Hayostek will direct The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee in October.

10978663_937280192957546_1404223077508698022_nIn addition, CLP is starting off the 2015 season with a bang in April with a Kick-off Cabaret, a Broadway review for two nights only with great singers from across the area.  The children’s theatre production is Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. in April directed by Holly Smith.  Another special event is Continue reading