CLP Unplugged 2017

btickCresson Lake Playhouse is pleased to announce the evening’s entertainment for its first performance of CLP Unplugged 2017. Audiences loved last year’s Unplugged performance series. This year, CLP will once again present three in its Unplugged concert series. The dates for the Unplugged performances will be June 26, 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.Unplugged logo

The line-up for June 26 includes several duets and many solo performances. Music genres will range from jazz, 80s rock, blues, country to current music styles. Performers include locals such as Josh and Mariah Duman, Joseph Caroff, Sam Caplea, Ben Dumm, Ayden Stiffler and Altoona native, Jordan Miller, to name a few. Many of these performers are CLP audience and local favorites returning to the Barn stage. This promises to provide all music lovers with a great evening of musical entertainment.

Individuals who wish to participate in future Unplugged performances can contact Artistic Director, Paul Seymour at cressonlakeplayhouse@verizon.net or by calling 814-472-4333.

The first 2017 CLP Unplugged will be held at the Barn theatre at 279 Shapiro Road in Loretto on June 26 at 7:30 pm. Tickets will be $12 and can be purchased either at the door, by calling 472-4333 or by visiting www.CressonLake.com. Seating is limited so reserve your seats early. All sales are final.

Auditions for “Ring of Fire”

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

CLP Junior: Actor’s Training Workshop

Give the gift of confidence to your child, grandchild, niece or nephew!Audition workshop - boy

Cresson Lake Playhouse is pleased to offer a new youth theatre experience for children and teens called “CLP Junior: Actor’s Training Workshop”. 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 Continue reading

The Resinski Green Room

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Last chance to donate to the Resinski Green Room!

In conjunction with Bonnie Resinski’s revival of “Silhouettes” in September 2015, Cresson Lake Playhouse is wrapping up a special appeal fund drive to renovate the Green Room at the barn.  All proceeds from “Silhouettes” and from the special appeal campaign will support the renovation project.  Work is now underway and when the project is complete, we will dedicate the “Resinski Green Room” to honor Kenny and Bonnie Resinski for their role in the early success of Cresson Lake Playhouse.

Donations to the Resinski Green Room project are still being accepted and can be made here.

Over the years, CLP has made improvements to the Green Room and Dressing Rooms in the lower level of the barn theatre.  Continue reading

A Cresson Lake Playhouse Christmas

web_clp_xmas_cabaretDecember  2–3  |  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 a  beautifully restored, historic courtroom 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.