Cresson Lake Playhouse is pleased to announce this spring’s youth theatre production, Shrek, Jr. Based on the popular animated film, Shrek, Jr. features an unlikely hero, Shrek and his loyal steed Donkey as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from her tower, guarded by a fire-breathing, love-sick dragon. Add the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad along with a gang of fairy-tale misfits, and you’ve got an irresistible mix of adventure, laughter, and romance guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages!
Auditions for Shrek, Jr. will be held at 427 South Center Street in Ebensburg on Sunday, February 25 from 2 to 3:30 pm for children in grades 3-6 and 3:30 to 5 pm for children in grades 7-12 and Monday, February 26 from 6 – 7:30 pm for children in grades 3-6 and 7:30 to 9 pm for children in grades 7-12. Auditionees will be taught several measures of a song to sing and will be given a short reading to perform. These materials can be prepared ahead of time and can be found by clicking here. There will not be a dance audition.
Auditionees will need to bring a list of all conflicts from February 27 to May 6 to the audition. Participants in the cast will be required to pay a $50 participation fee if they did not attend the youth theatre workshop held in January and February and a $25 participation fee if they completed the workshop. The participation fee covers the cost of a show shirt as well as other production costs. Scholarships are available.
Administrators, teachers, and parents can make reservations to attend Shek, Jr. School performances will be held May 1-4 at 9:30 am and 11:00 am each day. Tickets are $5 for students. For each 10 student tickets purchased, one adult ticket will be free. Adult tickets over that quota will be $10 each. Call 814-472-4333 or e-mail email@example.com for more information or to make reservations.
Performances for the general public will be held May 3 and 4 at 5:30 and 7:30 pm and May 6 with a matinee at 3:00 pm and evening performance at 7:30 pm. Tickets for these performances will be $10 each for adults and $5 for children 12 and under and can be reserved on or after April 9, 2018.
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Cresson Lake Playhouse is pleased to offer a new youth theatre experience for children and teens called “Center Stage: CLP YouthTheater”. The workshop will focus on all performing aspects of a theatre program: acting, singing, dancing, costuming and performance readiness skills. Professional teaching artists will work with the participants in each session to help them gain confidence in their performing skills and to understand the workings of the theatre process. Participants will then be audition ready for CLP’s youth theatre production, Shrek, Jr. which will be presented to schools May 1 – May 4 at the barn theatre and to the public May 3 – 6 in the same location. (Participation in this workshop will also decrease the participation fee for Shrek, Jr. from $50 to $25.) Continue reading
Friday, October 20 | Cresson Lake Playhouse will be presenting a night that is sure to tickle the funny bone. The evening is our second Comedy Night: Adults Only.
Guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser, the first part of the evening’s entertainment is a one-act entitled Parallel Lives. A half-hour, two-woman comedy starring Gina Volpe and Kate Wolf, it was originally created by Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney. The play is made up of vignettes poking fun at modern life and the characters we meet every day. Belly laughs are guaranteed!
The second act will feature the area’s premiere comedy improvisation group, Rail City Improv. A phenomenally funny group, they’ve opened for well-known comedians including Last Comic Standing finalist Rocky LaPorte, Mark Eddie, Aaron Kleiber, and Drew Lynch, the stuttering comedian of America’s Got Talent. The talented and creative group creates comedy on the spot based on suggestions from the audience. (ADULT THEMES: ADULT LANGUAGE)
Comedy Night will be October 20 at 7:30 pm at the Cresson Lake Barn Theatre at 279 Shapiro Road in Loretto, PA. Tickets are $14 (including all fees) and can be purchased by calling 472-4333 or online 24/7 using the link provided.
Please note: This evening includes adult language and content.
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. Continue reading
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
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!
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!
Cresson 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