Cresson Lake Playhouse Announces 2017 Season

Graphic only lowCresson Lake Playhouse is pleased to announce the 2017 season. From drama to comedy to a farce, the season promises to be a crowd pleaser with something for everyone.

The season will open with the junior theatre production of Disney’s Mulan, Jr. Based on Disney’s Oscar-nominated film, the Huns have invaded, and it is up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous dragon sidekick, Mushu, to save the Emperor! This delightful musical will run from May 4-7.

The first production of the main season is the touching comedy/drama, Crimes of the Heart. The three Magrath sisters have gathered to deal with multiple family emergencies.  Lenny, the oldest sister is unmarried and facing diminishing marital prospects.  Meg, the middle sister quickly outgrew her hometown, but 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 hilarious.  Performances run from May 25 to June 3.

Ring of Fire will explore the barriers broken by Johnny Cash as well as his unmatched legacy with roots in folk, gospel, rock, and country. Ring of Fire gives the music the spotlight as a group of talented actor/musicians celebrate the songs that are such a long-lasting part of the American experience. Performances run from June 20 to July 1.

Sure to enchant the entire family, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, will run from July 25 to August 5. A spoiled prince turned into a beast must find true love if he is ever to return to his human form. Will he be able to find love in time? Will Belle, the beautiful, intelligent girl who found her way to his castle learn to love him?

In the hilarious farce, Cheat Sheets, 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, appears 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. Performances run from July 25 to July 30.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, running from October 5 to 14, takes the audience 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.

Lastly, throughout the season many special events will be occurring from CLP Unplugged events to Comedy Night to a special drama combined with an art show. All details can be found throughout the season at www.cressonlake.com. Season subscriptions are on sale now until April 30. Individual tickets go on sale April 10. Subscriptions and tickets can be purchased by calling 814-472-4333 or online at www.cressonlake.com.  All sales are final and non-transferable.