Comedy Night 2017: Adults Only, Leave the Kids at Home

btickFriday, 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!

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)

The 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.

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CLP Unplugged – July 31

Cresson Lake Playhouse is pleased to announce the evening’s entertainment for its second performance of CLP Unplugged 2017.

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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

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

WEB_dirty_rotten_scoundrelsOctober 5-14 | Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, based on the 1988 film with Michael Caine and Steve Martin, 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.

At the center of the story are two con men.  Lawrence is an older gentleman, seasoned, experienced, an expert at taking women’s money and leaving them poorer but smiling. Enter Freddy, a young American who’s looking to make a bigger score.  Upon meeting, the two rogues attempt to work together, only to find that this little French town isn’t big enough for both of them.  They agree on a settlement.  The first one to extract $50,000 from a certain heiress wins, and the other must leave town.

A riotous battle of cons ensues that will keep audiences laughing and guessing to the very end. Please note: Contains adult content and adult language

Cheat Sheets

August 31 – September 9  |  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 singer, and she may be losing her job.  Then her best friend, Louwanna, 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.

Cheat Sheets author, FJ Hartland, will also be directing the play.  FJ is an award-winning playwright whose plays have been produced in New York, Miami, Columbus, Wheeling, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.  Some of his greatest successes have been at the Pittsburgh New Works Festival where he has received seven nominations for Best Play winning four times.

Disney’s Beauty & the Beast

web_beauty_and_the_beastJuly 25 – August 5  |  This “tale as old as time” is the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village.  When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a fearsome monster who was long ago trapped in his gruesome form by an enchantress.  The only way for the Beast to become human once again is if he learns to love and be loved in return.  The Beast’s enchanted household — Lumiére, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, and Chip — watch anxiously as Belle and the Beast befriend one another.  Their feelings grow ever deeper.  But will they confess their love for one another before it is too late?

Songs include Mrs. Potts singing “Beauty & The Beast” and the entire cast performing “Be Our Guest.”

Ring of Fire

ring-of-fireJune 20 – July 1, 2017 | Johnny Cash broke barriers and left an unmatched legacy with roots in folk, gospel, rock, and country.  From the opening chords of vintage country to Rockabilly and rock n’ roll, from searing ballads to gentle songs of love and deep faith, his music provides a rich fabric on which to lay down his story.

The great bio-pic film, Walk the Line, told the story of the events of Cash’s life and his incredible struggles and triumphs.  Taking a different tack, Ring of Fire gives the music the spotlight as a group of talented actor/musicians celebrate the songs that are such an enduring part of the American experience.

With more than 30 classic songs creating a rousing portrait of home and family, love and loss, faith and redemption, Ring of Fire lifts your heart and stirs your soul.

Crimes of the Heart

web_print_crimes_of_the_heartMay 25 – June 3, 2017  | This touching and uproarious comedy/drama takes place in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to deal with multiple family emergencies.  Lenny, the oldest sister is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects.  Meg, the middle sister who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast.  Meanwhile Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after being accused of having shot her husband in the stomach.

Their troubles are grave and yet somehow laughable.  In the end, the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future—but the telling is so touching and consistently comical that it will linger in your mind long after the show is over.

Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange, and Sissy Spacek played the three sisters in the hilarious 1986 movie.