The Ray of Light Awards

Recognizing Excellence in High School Theatre 

The Ray of Light Awards for Excellence in High School Theatre is an annual program to develop and promote the efforts of area high school music theatre and drama programs. A year-long adjudication process culminates in a formal awards night honoring the best and brightest performers in high schools within 40 miles of the Community Theatre League in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

2024 Ray Of Light Awards

Saturday, May 18th 4:00 PM at the Community Arts Center

(stay tuned for information about potential tickets for the public)!

Participating Fall Productions

PUFFS – South Williamsport Jr/Sr High School: November 10-12 at 7:00 and November 13 at 2:00

SHE KILLS MONSTERS – Milton Area High School: November 11 & 12 at 7:00 and November 13 at 2:00

SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY – Shikellamy High School: November 17, 18 & 19 at 7:00 and November 20 at 2:00

KAFKA’S METAMORPHOSIS – Muncy Jr/Sr High School: November 17, 18 & 19 at 7:00

A NEW STYLE FOR MURDER – Jersey Shore Area High School: November 30 and December 1 at 7:00

OUR TOWN – Loyalsock Township High School: December 8, 9 & 10 at 7:00

*Eligible programs for the Ray Phillips Memorial Trophy: Loyalsock Township High School, Milton Area High School, Jersey Shore Area High School, Muncy Jr/Sr High School, Shikellamy High School, South Williamsport Area Jr/Sr High School 

(Schools that have submitted both a play and musical are eligible for the Ray Phillips Memorial Trophy for Best Drama Program.)

Participating Spring Productions

GREASE South Williamsport Jr/Sr High School February 2 & 4 at 7:00 and February 4 & 5 at 2:00

NEWSIES Central Columbia High School March 2, 3 & 4 at 7:00 and March 4 & 5 at 2:00

THE ADDAMS FAMILY Danville High School March 2, 3 & 4 at 7:00

CHICAGO Milton Area High SchoolMarch 3 and 4 at 7:00 & March 4 at 1:00 and March 5 at 2:00

SISTER ACT Loyalsock Township High School March 17 & 18 at 7:30 & March 19 at 2:00

NUNSENSE Jersey Shore Area High SchoolMarch 17 & 18 at 7:00 & March 19 at 2:00

MAMMA MIA Montoursville Area High School March 17 & 18 at 7:00 & March 19 at 2:00

BYE BYE BIRDIE Southern Columbia Area High School March 23, 24 & 25 at 7:00

GUYS AND DOLLS Benton Area High School March 24, 25 at 7:00 and March 26 at 2:00

BYE BYE BIRDIE Muncy Jr/Sr High School March 30 & 31 and April 1 at 7:00

SOUND OF MUSIC Line Mountain Jr/ Sr High School March 30 & 31 and April 1 at 7:00

SHREK: THE MUSICAL Hughesville Area High School March 31, April 1 at 7:00 and April 2 at 2:00

TUCK EVERLASTING Shikellamy High School April 27, 28 & 29 at 7:00 and April 30 at 2:00


To be submitted by October 1, 2023 for Fall 2023 productions or by December 1, 2023 forSpring 2024 productions.

Late Entry Forms will NOT be accepted.

The first 25 productions entered will be adjudicated. If submitting two productions please fillout a separate form for each submission.

CEREMONY DATE IS MAY 18th, 2024 with muiscal taping day on MAY 17th, 2024

Fee: $200 Fee per entered production (MUST be paid by May 1, 2024)

Make check payable to: The Community Theatre League
Mailed to: 100 West Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701

To be submitted no less than 10 days before the production involving student design (can be in any production area: sets, costumes, choreography, lighting, program, etc.)

Late Entry Forms will NOT be accepted.

CTL’s Ray of Light Awards are proudly Sponsored by:
Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Staiman Recycling Corporation and the Savoy Family

Our Programs

In addition to putting on performances for the public throughout the year, the Community Theatre League hosts a variety of programs to promote and encourage local youth to get involved in musical theatre and drama. From our annual summer camps to our high school workshops and Oscar-like awards show, we strive to share our talent and passion for the performing arts with the community.