CLP Unplugged 2017

btickCresson Lake Playhouse is pleased to announce the evening’s entertainment for its first performance of CLP Unplugged 2017. Audiences loved last year’s Unplugged performance series. This year, CLP will once again present three in its Unplugged concert series. The dates for the Unplugged performances will be June 26, 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.Unplugged logo

The line-up for June 26 includes several duets and many solo performances. Music genres will range from jazz, 80s rock, blues, country to current music styles. Performers include locals such as Josh and Mariah Duman, Joseph Caroff, Sam Caplea, Ben Dumm, Ayden Stiffler and Altoona native, Jordan Miller, to name a few. Many of these performers are CLP audience and local favorites returning to the Barn stage. This promises to provide all music lovers with a great evening of musical entertainment.

Individuals who wish to participate in future Unplugged performances can contact Artistic Director, Paul Seymour at cressonlakeplayhouse@verizon.net or by calling 814-472-4333.

The first 2017 CLP Unplugged will be held at the Barn theatre at 279 Shapiro Road in Loretto on June 26 at 7:30 pm. Tickets will be $12 and can be purchased either at the door, by calling 472-4333 or by visiting www.CressonLake.com. Seating is limited so reserve your seats early. All sales are final.

CLP Unplugged 2017

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By popular demand, CLP Unplugged is back for its 3rd Unplugged logoseason!

The past two years of CLP Unplugged were very, very popular.  Our audiences were impressed by the level of talent on display.

On Monday, June 26, July 31 and September 11 at 7:30 p.m., we will host another evening of entertainment for area music lovers at the barn theatre at 279 Shapiro Road in Loretto.  Musical selections range from jazz to country to the blues to both early and late rock and roll. Both the line-up and the talent are always impressive.

Tickets are only $12 (including fees) and go fast for these one-night-only performances. Tickets for all three shows can also be purchased at a bargain price of $30 by clicking this link.

Don’t forget to purchase early to save your seat for these one-night only popular performances!

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

CLP Junior: Actor’s Training Workshop

Give the gift of confidence to your child, grandchild, niece or nephew!Audition workshop - boy

Cresson Lake Playhouse is pleased to offer a new youth theatre experience for children and teens called “CLP Junior: Actor’s Training Workshop”. 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 Continue reading

Final 2016 CLP Unplugged

Unplugged logo On Monday, September 12 at 7:30 pm, we will present the third and final CLP Unplugged event of the year at the barn theatre at 279 Shapiro Road in Loretto. The ever-popular Unplugged concert series features a variety of musicians performing different songs and styles of music. No performance is duplicated on any of the evenings.

The line-up for Monday includes a band, a string and keyboard group, several duets, and many solo performances.  Music genres include country, pop, jazz, Broadway, and classic rock and roll.  Performers include locals such as the crowd-pleasing Ride the Song, La Bella Musica (a string and keyboard group), Rebecca Culp, Cristin Caroff, Jordan Miller, Kim Hester, Kevin Bean, Devon Seymour, Reagan Hajjar, Kate Wolf, Rick & Ellie Herbster, Claire & Cecilia Houser, Steph Reese, Kelly Devett, Bruce Standley, Julie Hanlon, Scott Getz, Mariah Duman, and a trio made up of Joe Caroff, Davey Beyer, and Dani Vella.  Many of these performers are CLP audience and local favorites returning to the barn stage. This promises to provide all music lovers with a great evening of musical entertainment.

Tickets are $12 and can be purchased either at the door by calling 472-4333 or online 24/7 by clicking this link. Seating is limited so reserve your seats early. All sales are final.

Auditions for “Zombie Prom”

Zombie Prom webThis girl loves ghoul, rock and roll, Off Broadway musical is set in the 1950’s at Enrico Fermi High, where the law is laid down by a zany, tyrannical principal. High school senior Toffee has fallen for the class bad boy. Family pressure forces her to end the romance, and Jonny charges off on his motorcycle to the nuclear waste dump. He returns glowing and determined to reclaim Toffee’s heart. He still wants to graduate, but most of all he wants to take Toffee to the prom. The principal orders Jonny to drop dead while a scandal reporter seizes on him as the freak du jour. This fun and zany musical is filled with a tuneful selection of original songs in the style of hits from the 50’s which keeps the action rocking across the stage.

The show requires a cast of 5 males, and 5 females and a small ensemble. The majority of the cast and ensemble will be part of the high school student body with one older female role as the principal and one older male role as the reporter. For more information about the roles, click here.

Auditions for Zombie Prom will be held Sunday and Monday, August 21 and 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the CLP Lanzy Rehearsal Hall (429 S. Center Street, Ebensburg, PA 15931, below and behind Sunseekers). Continue reading

The Wonder of Words: An Evening with Jennifer Haigh and FJ Hartland

Join us on August 19 at 7:30 pm at CLP’s Barn theatre for a new and very exciting event, The Wonder of Words: An Evening with Jennifer Haigh and FJ Hartland. The evening will include readings by celebrated author, Jennifer Haigh and noted playwright, FJ Hartland followed by a question and answer session with each. Prior to the 7:30 opening time, all patrons will be treated to an outdoor reception with light refreshments where they will be able to meet Ms. Haigh and Mr. Hartland. Jennifer will read from her highly acclaimed latest novel, HEAT AND LIGHT and FJ will read from his celebrated play, POSTCARDS FROM A DEAD DOG. Signed books will also be available for purchase. Continue reading