A Note from the Artistic Director It’s been an exciting time here at CTL with the first full year of our theatre academy complete. We added a well-attended Studio Series, which only goes to prove that audiences in Central PA are ready for some hard-hitting dramas, mixed with some lighter fare and cabaret concerts. It’s been so great to have a place to present shows that really challenge the audiences and performers. Be sure to see what it’s all about in the Jason J. Moyer Studio Theatre. Did you know that over 250 dedicated volunteers help to bring you the high-quality, affordable entertainment here at CTL? It really is a place for the community, by the community. I’m sure there are many of you who have at one time considered auditioning for a show or being involved somehow. Well, there is no time like the present. If you like yard sales and thrift shops, consider helping collect props and costumes for a production. If you’d like to know more about building and wood-working, our Set
Director is happy to teach you as you create the wonderful set pieces for a production. Maybe you’d like to try your hand at being an actor. With our theatre school, CAST, we offer auditioning workshops and classes in just about everything to help you get started. If you’re not sure at all what you’d like to do but you’d like to get involved, you can also drop by anytime and talk to one of the staff, get a tour, and hear about all the possibilities. Our mission is to provide quality, affordable entertainment for the education and enrichment of the community and we’d love for you to help us achieve this. Consider sharing your time and talents and join our CTL family. See you at the theatre!
Jacqueline Engel Artistic Director
Musicals Plays Studio Series Sprouts Concerts
$20 Adults/ $10 Students $18 Adults/$10 Students $15 Adults/$10 Students $10 ea. or 4 for $32 $15 Adults/$10 Students
Shows Monday thru Saturday 7:30 pm Sundays 2:00 pm
In order to keep ticket prices affordable for all, CTL relies on the generosity of friends, corporate sponsors, and foundation grants. A $25 donation will help purchase a can of paint and a $500 donation will cover the cost of royalties for a childrenâ€™s play. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to CTL. Donor Levels $10-$99 Cameo $100-$249 Lead $250-$499 Director $500-$999 Producer $1000+ Superstar!
By William Oakley
A creepy little man helps a millerâ€™s daughter marry the prince, but for a very steep price. The classic childrenâ€™s tale is a treat for the whole family. produced through special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service Inc.
By John Patrick Shanley November 8-10 Sister Aloysius investigates a priest she suspects of having improper relations with a student in this Pulitzer and Tony Winning drama. produced through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Sprouts Book By Thomas Meehan & Bob Martin Music by Matthew Sklar, Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
December 7-9, 14-16
Buddy the Elf finds out heâ€™s human and leaves the North Pole to find his father in New York City. This fun adaptation of the hit movie is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. produced through special arrangement with Music Theatre International, Inc.
City Jazz Orchestra
December 20 & 21
Williamsportâ€™s best-kept secret is live on the CTL stage for a 2-night concert event. Holiday tunes in Big-Band style will have your feet tapping and your spirits high.
Student One-Acts Student Programs January 3-5
High school student act, direct, and staff 3 one-act productions to be presented each night in this unique educational event. Shows include “Techies,” “The Accidentical Sisters,” and “ Flowers for Algernon.”
Uptown Music Collective Unplugged
The students of the Uptown Music Collective come next door to provide an evening of acoustic renditions of songs from the 90s and 2000s. Williamsport’s own school of rock and roll teams up with CTL for this one of a kind musical event.
Happily Never After
By Tim Kelly
February 15-17 Not all fairy tales end happily but maybe a determined marriage counselor can get these couples back on track. Hopefully he wonâ€™t end up needing therapy himself in this charming childrenâ€™s comedy. produced through special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service Inc.
Other Desert Cities Studio Series By Jon Robin Baitz February 21-23
The Wyeth family Christmas erupts when daughter Brooke arrives bearing a soon-tobe-published memoir full of family secrets. produced through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
By David Auburn April 25-27
A young woman deals with her famous mathematician fatherâ€™s decline in this Pulitzer Prize winning drama. produced through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
The Glass Slipper
By Vera Morris
The story of Cinderella will never be quite the same after this charming adaptation of the famous fairy tale. With delightful new characters and some familiar old ones, Cinderella and The Prince finally find each other in the happiest ending of all. produced through special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service Inc.
Ray of Light Awards
Mainstage Student Programs
North Central Pennsylvania high school students shine on stage at the Community Arts Center at the Ray of Light Awards. This high school theatre awards program has a year-long adjudication process which culminates in a Tony Award-styled ceremony, televised each year by the ABC affiliate WNEP-TV. The live show will feature a red carpet experience complete with papparazzi and dignitaries, the ceremony with performances by each participating high school, and a gala ball following in the lobby and Capitol Lounge of the CAC. The public is encouraged to attend and support the brightest young stars in Central PA. 12:30 pm--Red Carpet begins 2:00 pm--Ceremony 5:00 pm--Gala
Community Academy of Stage and Theatre (CAST) In 2015, CTL opened its year-round performing arts school, CAST, and the place has been humming ever since. With the addition of the 3rd Floor space, CTL has been able to expand its programming to include classes in stage makeup, improv, music theatre, acting, directing, stage combat, and public speaking. The opening of the Jason J. Moyer Studio Theatre has given CTL the opportunity to produce modern, edgier shows that might not fill the Mainstage theatre, but offer intense drama experiences for performers and audiences alike. CTL now has a place for highly-popular cabaret concerts, business rentals, and special performances. Check CTLSHOWS.COM often for additions to the studio theatre line-up.
Theatre Camp Production Music by Jeanne Tesori Book & Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abair
Everyoneâ€™s favorite ogre, Shrek, and his donkey friend set out on a quest to rescue the princess and free the fairy tale creatures from the evil Lord Farquaad. This wickedly funny musical is a hit for children, young and old. produced through special arrangement with Music Theatre International, Inc.
CTL brings the summer to an exciting conclusion with the areaâ€™s hottest band, Clyde Frog. The group is fronted by CTL and Uptown Music Collective alum, Tess Marshall, and plays a mix of originals, modern and classic rock. Get your tickets early for this in-demand concert.
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