Come See DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS: Decadent Fun!!

Cresson Lake Playhouse is pleased to announce the opening of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Based on the 1988 film with Michael Caine and Steve Martin, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity.  Nominated for a staggering eleven Tony Awards, it’s a bawdy, gaudy, guilty pleasure with a delightfully jazzy score.  This uproarious musical is sophisticated and suave with a good dash of mischief.

At the center of the story are two con men.  Lawrence is an older gentleman, seasoned, experienced, an expert at taking women’s money and leaving them poorer but smiling. Enter Freddy, a young American who’s looking to make a bigger score.  Upon meeting, the two rogues attempt to work together, only to find that this little French town isn’t big enough for both of them.  They agree on a settlement.  The first one to extract $50,000 from a certain heiress wins, and the other must leave town. A riotous battle of cons ensues that will keep audiences laughing and guessing to the very end. Please note: includes adult content and language.

Leading roles are played by Altoona native, Stephen Michael Guice as Lawrence and Ebensburg natives, Josh and Mariah Duman, Cristin Caroff and Dani Vella as Freddy, Christine, Muriel and Jolene. Scott Getz from Colver will play Andre.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels performances will run at the Cresson Lake Playhouse barn theatre October 5 through the 14. Show days are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets for these performances will be $12, $16 or $20 each and can be reserved online or by calling Cresson Lake Playhouse at 814-472-4333. All sales are final and payment is due at the time of purchase.

Auditions for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Cresson Lake Playhouse is pleased to announce audition dates for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Based on the 1988 film with Michael Caine and Steve Martin, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity.  Nominated for a staggering eleven Tony Awards, it’s a bawdy, gaudy, guilty pleasure with a delightfully jazzy score.  This uproarious musical is sophisticated and suave with a good dash of mischief. Continue reading

CLP Unplugged – July 31

Cresson Lake Playhouse is pleased to announce the evening’s entertainment for its second performance of CLP Unplugged 2017.

Click Here to Buy Tickets to CLP Unplugged July 31.

The first Unplugged event of the year was a huge success with great talent. The dates for the remaining Unplugged performances will be July 31 and September 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm. Each Unplugged concert will feature a variety of musicians performing different songs and styles of music. No performance will be duplicated on any of the evenings. Continue reading

Announcing a Drawing for Two Tickets to Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Update: Congratulations to Jennifer Plank for winning the two tickets for the July 29 performance  You can pick your tickets up at the box office between 6:30 and 7:30 pm

We have been able to procure two tickets for Saturday, July 29 at 7:30 pm. The waiting list is very long and since these will most likely be the only tickets available for the rest of the show, we wanted everyone to have a chance at getting these tickets.

If you make a $20 donation using this link: https://red.vendini.com/donation-software.html… you will be entered into a drawing to win both tickets. The winner of the drawing will be announced Saturday, July 29 at 12:00 pm here on our website and on our Facebook page. Thanks for entering and showing your support of Cresson Lake Playhouse. Good luck!

Prize Winners from Belle of the Ball Tea Party

We wish to thank everyone who participated in Mrs. Pott’s Belle of the Ball Tea Party on Saturday, July 22. It was a wonderful day with great food, fun and fellowship. We would also like to thank the following prize winners from the tea party:

Hannah Thomas – Belle Crocheted Blanket
Brielle Facciani – American Girl Basket
Ashley Lockard – Bakery Stand
Brooke Holby – Mini American Girl Doll, accessories and doll outfit

All winners have been notified and pickup arrangements have been made. Please join us again in 2018 when we host our next tea party!

Auditions for “Cheat Sheets”

cheat-sheets-squareCresson Lake Playhouse is pleased to announce audition dates for Cheat Sheets.  In this hilarious farce, college professor Willa is having the worst day of her life.  She caught a student cheating, her daughter is dating a punk band singer, and she may be losing her job.  Then her best friend, Louwana, shows up to help her save the day.  Their crazy plan dissolves into mistaken identities, slamming doors, cross-dressing, and three matching laundry bags – only one of which contains laundry. Continue reading

Auditions for “Ring of Fire”

Auditions will be held on April 30 & May 1 for “Ring of Fire” which will be performed June 20– July 1.

Plot & History
The musical is made up of some of the most famous songs from the Johnny Cash songbook. The plot roughly follows Johnny’s biography from his origins as a “Country Boy” to becoming the “Man in Black”. The show uses the music of Cash to explore some of the pivotal moments in his life. While there is some dialogue, the show is mostly songs. The show includes memorable Cash songs including “My Name is Sue”, “Folsom Prison Blues”, “Daddy Sang Bass”, and of course, “Ring of Fire”. The Original Broadway Cast was larger, but this smaller 5-person version is more intimate. You can find more details about the show at the Wikipedia page. Continue reading