Season 46

Season Sponsored by Hudock Capital Group LLC.

The Community Theatre League is proud to present it’s Blockbuster 46th Season. The Blockbuster titles for this for season 46 are some you have definitely heard of before. This season also examines the inevitable changes in life. Whether its world events changing for better or for the worse, the delusion of not accepting change, or the rejoicing that change in perception is possible and can even lead to Happily Ever Afters!

  • Disney’s Newsies: The Musical
  • Cabaret
  • Miracle On 34th Street
  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (SPROUTS Theatre for children)
  • CLUE: On Stage
  • Beauty and the Beast (Live at The CAC)
  • Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
  • The Wizard of Oz (Penguin Project)
  • SHREK The Musical
  • GREASE (Summer Intensive)

For more information on our 46th Season call 570.327.1720

Disney's Newsies: The Musical

Director: Steve Aguirre | Music Director: Amanda Haney | Choreographer: Katie Conklin 

Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, this new Disney musical tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life as an artist away from the big city. After publishing giant Joseph Pulitzer raises newspaper prices at the newsboys’ expense, Kelly and his fellow newsies take action.

Cabaret

Director: Seth Sponhouse | Music Director: Marisa Hickey | Choreographer: Christianna Gula 

In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920’s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken with English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally’s boarding house, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish. Musical numbers include “Willkommen,” “Cabaret”.

Miracle on 34th Street

Director: Tara Deljanovan

Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy’s. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy’s customers and the commercial world of New York City by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy’s vocational counselor, who plots to have Kris shanghaied to Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. Especially at stake is one little girl’s belief in Santa.

Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (SPROUTS)

January 6-8 | AN OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENT ACTORS TO SHINE ON STAGE!

Director: Nina White 

Based on the tale from Rudyard Kiplings “The Jungle Book”, “Rikki Tikki Tavi” recounts the story of a British family in old India that is in jeopardy from marauding cobras in league with Shere Khan, the arrogant tiger. Only the families loyal pet mongoose Rikki can save them, and he does so in a surprising way.

CLUE On Stage

Director: Marie Fox

A comedic play written by Sandy Rustin. It’s inspired by the classic board game and based on the 1985 movie by Jonathan Lynn. One night in 1954, six strangers find themselves invited to a mysterious dinner party at Boddy Manor. Secrets are revealed, people are killed, and plenty of insanity ensues.

Disney's Beauty & The Beast the Musical

March 31-April 2 | LIVE ON THE COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER STAGE!

Sponsored by Diamond Drinks & C&I Boiler Repair & The Conklin Families

Director: Seth Sponhouse 

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has been produced in 37 countries worldwide. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Tennesee William's: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

April 21-23 & 27-30 | Pulitzer Prize Winner for Drama Sponsored by: Hudock Capital Group LLC.

Director: Derek Scott 

In a plantation house, a family celebrates the sixty-fifth birthday of Big Daddy. Hopes for the future spar with one another as the knowledge that Big Daddy is dying slowly makes the rounds. Maggie, Big Daddy’s daughter-in-law, wants to give him the news that she’s finally become pregnant by Big Daddy’s favorite son, Brick, but Brick won’t cooperate in Maggie’s plans and prefers to stay in a mild alcoholic haze the entire length of his visit. Swarming around Maggie and Brick are their intrusive, conniving relatives, all eager to see Maggie put in her place and Brick tumbled from his position of most-beloved son. By evening’s end, Maggie’s ingenuity, fortitude and passion will set things right and retrieve Brick from his path of destruction.

The Wizard of Oz

Director: Heather Myers

Based on the book by L.Frank Baum and the 1940 Academy award winning film for Best Music and Best Original song. The Wizard of Oz tells the tale of a wistful young girl (Dorothy Gale) from Kansas who dreams of a better life “Over the Rainbow”. When she is transported to the magical land of Oz she learns her only way home is a quest to meet the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Along the way she meets new friends who accompany her on her journey. Along the way they come to learn there is no place like home.

SHREK the Musical

Director: Denise Clark 

“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….” Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears.

SPECIAL EVENTS AND CONCERTS

Williamsport City Jazz Orchestra, Holiday Jazz Concert

WCJO Holiday Jazz Concert

December 20, 2022

The WCJO returns to the CTL Mainstage for another evening of holiday tunes with a jazzy spin. Don’t miss out on a night seasonal favorites and jazz standards!

Cheers To The New Year Cabaret & Afterparty

December 31, 2022 – January 1, 2023

From 8:00pm – 9:00 pm enjoy a cabaret featuring performances from the past year! Including songs from the casts of White Christmas, Ragtime, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Chicago, Disney’s Newsies, and Cabaret!

With a cash bar, and appetizers – this is the New Year’s Eve party to be at!
 
From 9:00 – 12:30 enjoy a fantastic party right on our CTL Mainstage as we celebrate 2022 and ring in 2023!
 
All proceeds and ticket sales will go directly to support Andree P. Phillips Leadership in the Arts Award! A scholarship fund for local seniors!
Evening with a Star 2023

Evening with a Star 2023

January 21, 2023

The Community Theatre League’s 5th Annual Signature Fundraising Event! 

Generously sponsored by UPMC and Robert M. Sides Family Music Center

Do not miss this year’s BROADWAY star on our Mainstage! 

Our star performer will be announced and the full theatre will go on sale – December 2nd! BUT don’t wait – secure your $35 seats TODAY! 

Once tickets go on sale, seats will be available for $40, $60 and $80 – all of the ticket proceeds go towards helping CTL produce our 6 annual Mainstage productions this season!