Give the gift of confidence to your child, grandchild, niece or nephew
Cresson Lake Playhouse is pleased to offer a new youth theatre experience for children and teens called “Center Stage: CLP Young Theater”. 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.)
Workshops will be held:
- Saturday, January 20, 2018
- Saturday, January 27, 2018
- Saturday, February 3, 2018
- Saturday, February 10, 2018
Grades 3—6 10 am—12 pm each week
Grades 7—12 1 pm—3 pm each week
Workshop will be held at Cresson Lake Playhouse’s new rehearsal hall at 427 S. Center St (bottom of Sun Seekers building)
$75 per student for all 4 sessions if the reservation is made on or before January 6, 2018. $85 per student if the reservation is made after January 6, 2018. Reserve early, class sizes are limited.
Call 814-472-4333 for more information and to make reservations.
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
Auditions will be held on June 4th and June 6th (no auditions on June 5th) at the Cresson Lake Playhouse Barn theatre at 279 Shapiro Rd., Loretto, PA 15940 at 6:30 pm.
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