Now Playing – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Cresson Lake Playhouse is proud to present a hilarious, Tony Award-winning musical which follows six over-achieving and awkward adolescents on their quest for the spelling championship of Putnam Valley Middle School. Overseen by three equally quirky adults, the eccentric group of outsiders learns that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser.
spellers2This tuneful, clever and,heartwarming coming-of-age tale includes CLP veterans Kevin Bean, Josh Duman, Gabbi Hertzog, Stephanie Beyer Reese, Mike Shank and Janelle and James Parker. Rounding out the cast are newcomers to the CLP stage, Ben Berkebile, Jaden Parker and Leah Lyons. This talented and funny cast will bring the show to life thi love you trioat The Wall Street Journal raved “Putnam County is that rarity of rarities, a super smart show that is also a bona fide crowd-pleaser.”

Performances of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will be held October 8-10 and 15-17 at 7:30 pm and October 11 at 2:00 pm. Tickets for these performances will be $10, $14 or $18 each and can be reserved online or by calling Cresson Lake Playhouse at 814-472-4333.

Please note this show contains some adult humor and content.

Halloween Costume Ball



You’re invited to Cresson Lake Playhouse’s 1st Annual Halloween Costume Ball. The costume ball will be held Friday, October 30 at the Young People’s Community Center at 300 Prave Street in Ebensburg from 7:00-10:00 pm. Join us for a ghoulishly, fun time! Wear your best costume and put on your dancing shoes for a fun and frightful evening of light refreshments, cash bar, and dancing. There will be prizes awarded for Best Costume, Scariest Costume, Funniest Costume and Best Couple Costume.

Ticket prices are $30 for an individual, $60 for a couple and $85 for a trio. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at 814-472-4333 or at the door. So grab some friends and join us for an evening of spooky fun.

For those who like to dress up and indulge that alter ego, come to CLP’s Halloween Costume Ball. Have a spooktakular time and be sure to get back into your coffin before sunrise! You don’t want to miss it!

Please note: This is an over 21 event.


The Resinski Green Room

barn drawingIn conjunction with Bonnie Resinski’s revival of “Silhouettes” on September 11 and 12, Cresson Lake Playhouse is undertaking 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.  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 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

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.

The first-ever Kidz Rule will be held at the barn theatre on October 14 at 7:00 pm with a rehearsal on October 13 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

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