Now Playing – The Nerd

ComIMG_1814e see the great comedy, The Nerd, where the action centers on the hilarious dilemma of a young architect, played by Altoona native Richard Gray, who is visited by a man he’s never met. The architect owes this stranger a great debt since the visitor saved his life in Vietnam. Unfortunately, the stranger, played by Chris McCallister of Johnstown, turns out to be an incredibly inept, socially awkward “nerd” who transforms a dinner party for an important business client into absolute insanity.  He then proceeds to outstay his welcome with a vengeance causing one uproarious incident after another that threaten to destroy his beleaguered host’s formerly happy life.  Be prepared for an evening of belly laughs and unmitigated fun.

Other cast members include Ebensburg natives, Cecilia Houser anerds Tansy McGinnis and Cristin and Jude Caroff as Clelia and Thor Waldgrave, Hollidaysburg’s George Baumer as Warnock Waldgrave and Caleb Wolfe as Axel Hammond.

Performances for the general public will be held August 27 – September 5. Evening show times begin at 7:30 p.m. and the matinee on Sunday, August 30 is at 2 p.m. 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.


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.  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.

Tickets for “Silhouettes” on September 11 and 12 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

Eleanor Lantzy Memorial Service

5568c2e0bf003.image (1)A memorial service mass will be held for Eleanor Lantzy, Cresson Lake Playhouse’s founder, at Prince of Peace Chapel at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 19, 2015. The Chapel is located at 2410 Campbell Avenue in Northern Cambria. Father John G. Durbin will officiate. The burial and final resting will take place at St. Bernards Cemetery in Hastings following the mass service.

The Lantzy family is holding a reception following the memorial service at 1:30 pm at the Noon-Collins Inn located at 114 E. High Street, Ebensburg. Individuals wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to

A plaque honoring Eleanor will also be unveiled at the Saturday night, August 29 performance of The Nerd. A reception with refreshments will take place at 6:30 p.m. with members of Eleanor’s family in attendance. All audience members are welcome to attend.

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