Always… Patsy Cline

October 4 – 13, 2018  |  If you haven’t seen this musical, you don’t know the real Patsy!

It’s based on the true story of one wild night in 1961 Houston, when single mom Louise Seger became fast friends with her idol, Patsy Cline. Louise recreates her evening with Patsy in this touching, down-home country musical comedy.

Packed with 30 of Cline’s greatest hits, including “Crazy,” “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “I Fall to Pieces,” and “Sweet Dreams,” fans will rediscover forgotten tunes and walk away humming new ones. This portrayal of the country legend has garnered critical acclaim and has captured the hearts of lifelong fans and new fans alike.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

August 30 – September 8, 2018  |  At the end of this hilarious and madcap romp, you’ll look at Shakespeare in a whole new way. It’s an irreverent, roller-coaster ride that will leave you breathless with laughter as three performers careen through all 37 of the Bard’s plays in just 97 minutes. One of the plays is presented as a cooking show. Another is performed as a rap number.

With a run of nine years in the West End, this is still London’s longest running comedy. By the time it’s over, you’ll know why.

“If you LIKE Shakespeare, you’ll love this show. If you HATE Shakespeare, you’ll love this show.”


July 24 – August 4, 2018  |  With equal measures of pluck and positivity, Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930’s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan.

With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Ordinary Days

June 19-30, 2018  |  A refreshingly honest and funny new musical about making real connections in New York, New York, the city that never sleeps. Ordinary Days tells the story of four young city dwellers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love … and taxis.

Through a score of vibrant and often funny songs, their experiences ring startlingly true to life. With equal doses of humor and poignancy, it celebrates how 8.3 million individual stories combine in unexpected ways to make New York City such a unique and extraordinary place.

“A clever and heart-felt look at life in modern-day New York.”

Exit the King

May 29 – June 3, 2018  |  This dark comedy balances wildly funny moments of Burlesque physical comedy and Vaudevillian word play with musings on what it is to be human. King Berenger is facing his final day of life after a 400-year reign. His armies are dispersed, and his palace walls are crumbling. The heaters aren’t working, and the sun won’t rise. Even the royal washing machine has been pawned.

The king’s partner wife, the Older Queen, advises the King that his life will end when the play ends and that he needs to accept it. His trophy wife, the Younger Queen, encourages him to live in the moment and to not give in. Meanwhile his Doctor, his Nurse, and his Guard provide comic (and not-so-comic) commentary that will keep you laughing and musing until the end (and possibly beyond).

Shrek, Jr (Youth Theatre)

May 1-6, 2018 |  This is CLP’s Youth Theatre musical production with school day and public performances.

Join Shrek, our unlikely hero, 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!

A Cresson Lake Playhouse Christmas Cabaret

web_clp_xmas_cabaretDecember  1–2  |  Cambria County Courthouse, Ebensburg

As part of Ebensburg’s “Dickens of a Christmas” celebration, CLP will present a program of entertainment guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit.  There’s even a carol sing-along with the entire audience.

Performances are Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m. in the historic and beautifully restored Courtroom #1 at the Cambria County Courthouse.

Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or by calling 814-472-4333. Leave a message and your call will be returned.

For more information about “Dickens of a Christmas,” click here.



Comedy Night 2017: Adults Only

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, Leave the Kids at Home.comedy night

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! 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