West Side Story Cast July 24-August 9

WEST SIDE STORY          July 24 – August 9, 2014

A milestone in musical history

West Side Story is a triumphant legend where love transcends language, time, and place. While Manhattan’s west side rumbles with the clash of Jets and Sharks, Maria and Tony seek “a somewhere” their romance can thrive. In their work that changed the course of the American musical, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents bring their award-winning genius to the immortal story of star-crossed lovers caught in a turf war of rival ethnic gangs.

Cresson Lake Playhouse production of  West Side Story is directed by Kevin Bean, with musical direction by Valerie Galcztnski, choreography by Carley Ingold,  Scenic Design by Rick Drager and Joe Houser, costume design by Julie Piotti, Production stage manager is Shane Sedlemyer.

West Side Story features Bre Corle and Tony Demi as Maria and Tony, Chris Cook as Riff, Trevin Grove  as Bernardo, Nicole Masciotra as Anita, Davey Beyer as Doc/ Gladhand/ Wyatt Cree as Chino, Anne Diminick as Claire and Ricky Yernaux as Baby John, Lindsey Bost as

Pauline, Laura Eiden as Rosalia, Grace Everett as Estella, Aislinn Feathers as Consuelo, Dwayne Gresik, A-rab, Jake Herbster as Diesel, Braden Hoffman as Action, Sylvia Lombardo as Minnie, Freddie Miller as Indio, Jordan Miller as Big Deal, Grace Misera as Anybodys/Francisca, Amy Podolitz as Velma, Chelsea Persio as Margarita, Loren Schweiger as Graziella /Terasita, Mike Shank as Schrank, Shane Sedlimeyer as Krupke, and Blake Walter as Pepe. While our most vivid memories of West Side Story are related to the film version, note that Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins originally conceived the piece in an abstract locale. “The setting is urban, New York like, without New York specifics, because so much of the play is explored through explosive dance and movement.” This classic musical bravely addressed social issues, while introducing sophisticated music and extended dance scenes. It’s now seen as a major turning point which gave the musical a new and broader definition. The Grammy-winning score includes “Something’s Coming,” “Maria,” “America,” “Somewhere,” “Tonight,” “I Feel Pretty,” “Jet Song,” and “Cool.” West Side Story will be performed from July 24 through August 9, 2014.

Curtain Times:  Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinee @ 2:00 pm.        Single Tickets:  Adults $18                Students under18 – $12

For more information or to place your order for tickets please call the CLP offices at 814-472-4333 Monday through Friday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Tickets will also be available at the door. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Box Office Manager at 814-472-4333 or email at CressonLakePlayhouse@verizon.net.

Now in its 40th season Cresson Lake Playhouse Theatre Company, and has infused the community with quality, live theatre to entertain, to allow actors to fulfill their stage dreams and prepared many theatrical technicians over the years at the “barn.”



West Side Story


July 24 – August 9, 2014


Cresson Lake Playhouse 279 Shapiro Road

Loretto, PA 15940


Tuesday – Saturday @ 7:30 p.m.

Sunday July 27 & August 3 @ 2:00 p.m.


$18.00 for adults; Students under 18 – at the rate of $12.00

Box Office:


Internet: www.Cressonlake.com

CLP Summer Puppetry Workshop


CLP Summer Puppet Workshop

This summer, Cresson Lake Playhouse is offering a Puppetry Workshop for students going into 4th, 5th, and 6th grades July 7th – July 11th from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm at their rehearsal hall on Ogle Street in Ebensburg. (Age exceptions can be made upon request) Ryan Skiles, an MFA acting candidate and professional puppet builder in Orlando, FL will be teaching the week-long camp. During the camp, students will be instructed on “building puppet characters”, “finding puppet voices”, “puppet building”, and “puppet manipulation”. The week will conclude with a small performance for parents on Friday afternoon. All participants will leave the camp with several self-made puppets to take home. This is the first summer workshop of this kind to be offered in our area. Don’t miss out!

Workshop Website Containing More Details and Registration -http://seliksnayr.wix.com/home#!spw/c1oqr

Contact CLP at cressonlakeplayhouse@verizon.net or Ryan Skiles at seliksnayr@yahoo.com with questions or concerns.PLEASE SHARE THIS EVENT TO HELP GET THE WORD OUT!! TEACHER FRIENDS, PLEASE FORWARD INFORMATION TO 3rd, 4th, and 5th GRADE TEACHERS IN YOUR DISTRICT! THANK YOU!!!