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!

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.”

Annie

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.

 

 

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.