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

Kick-off Cabaret

Kickoff CabaretApril 24 and 25 |

The New Cresson Lake Playhouse is starting off the 2015 season with a bang. CLP will open the barn with an evening of Broadway melodies for two nights only at our Kick-Off Cabaret.

You’ll enjoy more than 20 musical numbers that include old favorites along with songs from newer Broadway shows. There are selections from Les Miz, My Fair Lady, Wicked, Kiss Me Kate, Rent, Sweeney Todd, and Into the Woods among many others. There will be solos, duets, and a final number with the entire company.

Artistic Director Paul Seymour will host the evening as Master of Ceremonies. The cast includes 16 great singers from across the region including

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Aladdin, Jr. Children’s Theatre

April 30 – May 4 | 

Our Children’s Theatre production of Disney’s Aladdin Jr. will be performed April 30 – May 4 at Cresson Lake Playhouse.  Tickets are on sale now.

AladdinAladdin, Jr. is an abbreviated live-action adaptation of the famous Disney animated film and features your favorite characters including Aladdin, Princess Jasmine, the Genie, Jafar, and Iago. The songs include A Whole New World, Friend Like Me, Arabian Nights, Prince Ali, and One Jump Ahead.

Princess Jasmine has been ordered by her father, the Sultan, to choose a prince to marry. She escapes 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