I Remember Mama and more….40 Years at Cresson Lake Playhouse

Cresson Lake Playhouse has something to celebrate and your are invited! Join us at the “barn” and celebrate our 40th Birthday! Sign the tree, reception on the porch prior to the performance throughout the run of the show, door prizes drawn for each show at intermission all you need to do to enter is purchase a ticket for the show, silent auction to benefit Cresson Lake Playhouse , enjoy a video of 40 year history of the theatre, browse the memorabilia on the porch and throughout the theatre and not to forget the show I Remember Mama and more…40 years at CRESSON LAKE PLAYHOUSE honoring Eleanor Lantzy, Founder.

On Thursday September 4th Jackie Barber and Rachel Volpe Wagner will be honored as our 2014 Hall of Fame Honorees.
Performance Dates: August 28, 29, 30, 31, September 4, 5, & 6, 2014

For Tickets 814-472-4333.

The ADDAMS FAMILY – The New Musical Comdedy opens October 10





 THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a new musical based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, which will make its Cresson Lake Playhouse premiere October 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, and 26, 2014 at the “barn.”

THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before -keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. Continue reading

2014 Hall Of Fame Inductees at Cresson Lake Playhouse


Ms. Jacqueline Barber

Mrs. Rachel Volpe Wagner

A ceremony will be held to Honor the 2014 Hall of Fame Inductee’s

            Date: Thursday September 4, 2014

            Time 6:45 p.m. Reception with ceremony beginning @ 7:30 p.m. the performance of

             I REMEMBER MAMA and    More….Celebrating 40 Years of Community Theatre              Cresson Lake Playhouse follows.

            August 28, 29, 30, 31 – SEPTEMBER 4, 5, 6, 2014

            Location: Cresson Lake Playhouse

                            279 Shapiro Road

                             Loretto, PA 15931

The Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding individuals whose commitment, contribution, and accomplishments continue to honor the historical development of the theatre and positively impact the artistic culture of the Central Pennsylvania Region. The Cresson Lake Playhouse Hall of Fame recognizes the achievements and dedication to the theater arts of Ms. Jacqueline Barber and Mrs. Rachel Wagner. Their love of the theatre is exemplified by their efforts and work unselfishly to foster the growth, availability, and appreciation of the theater.  Ms. Barber and Mrs. Wagner continue to make outstanding contributions to the success of Cresson Lake Playhouse through exemplification of the CLP’s mission:  honor, preserve, and promote the arts. Continue reading

I REMEMBER MAMA and MORE …Celebrating 40 Years of Theatre



Playwright/Director: Paul Seymour

Location:  Cresson Lake Playhouse

                 279 Shapiro Road

                  Ebensburg, PA 15931

Performance Dates:  AUGUST 28, 29, 30, 31 SEPTEMBER 4, 5, & 6, 2014

Tickets Phone:  814-472-4333

Email:  CressonLakePlayhouse@verizon.net

Website:  www.CressonLake.com

 Cresson Lake Playhouse is excited to announce a new and unusual theatre experience to celebrate our 40th Birthday! Originally the Board of Director’s planned to offer the stage play, I Remember Mama since it was the first show produced by Cresson Lake Playhouse However, this summer saw the introduction of a new Artistic Director, Paul Seymour, who had some different ideas to commemorate Founder Eleanor Lantzy vision.  Seymour, along with Executive Director, Elaine Mastalski, and Artistic Manager Claire Houser, decided the theatre production which honored 40 years of theatre would be more exciting and pay tribute to the theatre’s 40 year history to stage I Remember Mama as a musical cabaret and includes songs from many of the signature shows performed at the playhouse during the past 40 season. The scripted production written by Seymour honors this momentous occasion in Cresson Lake history and shares the background of the quaint theatre nestled in the mountains of the Central Pennsylvania Region.

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