Season 47

Season Sponsored by Hudock Capital Group LLC.

It’s our 47th Season and we are delighted to present an extraordinary lineup of performances that will ignite your imagination, touch your hearts, and leave you with lasting memories. At CTL, we are committed to educating, entertaining, and enriching our community through the power of live theater, and this season is no exception.

For more information on our 47th Season call 570.327.1720

THEATRE POLICIES

  • Cell phones must be silenced during performances.
  • Be courteous to the cast and other patrons.
  • Cameras and other recording devices are prohibited.
  • Smoking is prohibited.
  • Hearing assistance devices are available at the box office.
  • Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the box office.
  • Patrons who must leave the theatre during the performances are asked to do so only at appropriate breaks and not during the action. Re-entry will occur at the discretion of the box office.
  • All patrons 1 year and over are required to purchase a ticket.

THEATRE SEATING

The Community Theatre League features theatre-in-the-round seating that is sure to make your experience a memorable one.

Special Needs & ADA Seating

The staff of the Community Theatre League is dedicated to providing a comfortable and enjoyable experience for all of our patrons.

Wheelchair Seating

Tickets are available upon request and are subject to availability. The Community Theatre League has a variety of accessible seating for wheelchair patrons and their companions.  Patrons should call the Theatre Box Office for more information.

THEATRE RENTALS

Consider The Community Theatre for your next business meeting or presentation!

The Community Theatre League offers…

  • A meeting facility with 167 comfortable seats with tablet arm rests for great visibility (extra seating available)
  • Convenient central location in the McDade Trade and Transit Centre, Downtown Williamsport
  • Additional space for small group discussions or break-out sessions
  • A fully-integrated light and sound system with Powerpoint, DVD and Video capabilities
  • Handicap access
  • Lobby use for refreshments
  • Convenient parking in the deck across the street
  • Classy alternative to board rooms or hotels

Contact our Technical Director, Phill Haney at PHaney@CTLshows.com for rates and non-profit discounts.

BEAUTIFUL The Carole King Musical

Director: Ellen Boyer | Music Director: Brett Hosterman | Choreographer: Kat Shondeck

Beautiful is the inspiring tale about a girl who became King with a stirring book by the late Oscar and Tony-nominated Douglas McGrath and the music and lyrics of icons Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. Featuring such unforgettable classics as “You’ve Got a Friend”, “One Fine Day”, “So Far Away”, “Take Good Care of My Baby”, “Up on the Roof”, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling”, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”, and “Natural Woman”, this Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning musical phenomenon is filled with the songs you remember and a story you’ll never forget.

CTL-A-BRATION: SEASON 48 ANNOUNCEMENT

Join us for an electrifying evening of celebration as we unveil the Community Theatre League’s 48th Season in style! Get ready to be swept off your feet by an enchanting showcase featuring performances of selections and songs from the upcoming season’s lineup.

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND SEATS ARE LIMITED!

BEAUTIFUL The Carole King Musical

Director: Ellen Boyer | Music Director: Brett Hosterman | Choreographer: Kat Shondeck

Beautiful is the inspiring tale about a girl who became King with a stirring book by the late Oscar and Tony-nominated Douglas McGrath and the music and lyrics of icons Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. Featuring such unforgettable classics as “You’ve Got a Friend”, “One Fine Day”, “So Far Away”, “Take Good Care of My Baby”, “Up on the Roof”, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling”, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”, and “Natural Woman”, this Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning musical phenomenon is filled with the songs you remember and a story you’ll never forget.

Cheaper By The Dozen

Director: Kahlie DeHotman

Suppose you’re Anne an attractive high-school girl and you’re a member of a large/unique family and your father is, in fact, one of the great pioneers of industrial efficiency. Then suppose he decides, to apply his unorthodox methods to your big family. The results are terribly embarrassing, funny and—it must be admitted—extremely effective! To Anne, however, the effect seems to be making the family seem ridiculous to everyone else—especially to the boys at school! Dad pushes ahead with better organization for his family. While the situations are uproarious, there’s a serious reason. Dad has a secret heart condition. Anne, the oldest, rebels. Both Dad and Anne become miserable at the lack of understanding between them. In a deft and moving scene, Dad realizes how Anne has grown.

ELF The Musical

Sponsored by:
The Savoy Family
C&I Boiler and The Conklin Families
Marshall, Parker & Weber, LLC

Director: Aubyn Johnson | Music Director: Marisa Sorrentino Hickey  | Choreographer: Sydney Harris

Based on the “box-office smash-hit movie” turned holiday classic. Buddy, a would-be elf, is raised unaware that he is actually a human. Eventually his enormous size and poor toy-making skills make it evident. Faced with the truth, Buddy travels through the seven levels of the candy cane forest, through the sea of swirly-twirly gum drops, and through the Lincoln Tunnel to find his birth father in NYC. Met with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t believe in Santa, Buddy attempts to win over his new family. But when Santa’s sleigh can’t fly because Christmas Spirit in NYC drops to an all time low, Buddy must try to save Christmas before it’s too late. Join us for this holiday toe-tapper.After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

A Few Good Men

Director: Phil Vonada

The Aaron Sorkin Broadway-Hit play and Academy Award Nominated film. A Few Good Men takes a biting look into the modern power play of authority, sexism, politics, law, the military, and morality. Two Marines stand trial for their participation in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay sizzles on stage. The Navy defense attorney, a callow young man more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain and a cover-up of what really happened. Prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in so doing, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial. A Few Good Men delivers on every dramatic level and leaves the audience wondering if it can “handle the truth.”

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

Director: Marie Fox | Music Director: Sarah K. Decker | Choreographer: Katie Conklin

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” the beloved classic fairytale, comes to life on the Community Arts Center stage with a magical and enchanting twist. This timeless tale tells the story of a kind and gentle young woman named Ella (Cinder Ella), who, with the help of her fairy godmother, overcomes adversity and captures the heart of a prince. The Broadway version, originally adapted for the stage in 2013, features stunning costumes, memorable songs, and a modern take on the beloved characters. Audiences can expect a captivating experience filled with romance, humor, and the enduring message that dreams can come true. With its dazzling production and timeless charm, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella promises to transport theatergoers to a world of wonder and make them believe in the power of love and magic once more.

Steel Magnolias

April 12-14 & 18-21

Sponsored byM&T Bank

Director: Tara Deljanovan 

Truvy’s beauty salon, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done, laugh, gossip, cry, and offer friendship and understanding to each other in a safe, man free environment. The play begins with hilarious repartee and some humorously revealing verbal collisions. However, in the second act, it moves toward tragedy when, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic), risk pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the ladies and draws them together through their underlying strength and love. All this gives steel magnolias and its characters, the ability to make truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

The Prom

June 14-6 & 20-23 | REGIONAL PREMIERE
Sponsored by Diamond Drinks, & AIDS Resource Center

Director: Marie Fox | Music Director: Amanda Haney | Choreographer: Kat Shondeck

Four eccentric Broadway stars are in desperate need of a new stage. So when they hear that trouble is brewing around a small-town prom, they know that it’s time to put a spotlight on the issue…and themselves. The town’s parents want to keep the high school dance on the straight and narrow—but when one student just wants to bring her girlfriend to prom, the entire town has a date with destiny. On a mission to transform lives, Broadway’s brassiest join forces with a courageous girl and the town’s citizens and the result is a love that brings them all together. THE PROM expertly captures all the humor and heart of a classic musical comedy with a message that resonates with audiences now more than ever.

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

Director: Rubie Natal | Music Director:  Sarah Pulver | Choreographer: Maia Cenimo

Half-blood son of a Greek god, Percy Jackson has newly-discovered powers he can’t control, a destiny he doesn’t want, and a mythology textbook’s worth of monsters on his trail. When Zeus master lightning bolt is stolen and Percy becomes the prime suspect, he has to find and return the bolt to prove his innocence and prevent a war between the gods. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the thief. He must travel to the Underworld and back; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and come to terms with the father who abandoned him. Adapted from the best-selling book The Lightning Thief, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is an action-packed mythical adventure “worthy of the gods” (Time Out New York).

Alice@Wonderland (SPROUTS)

January 5-7 | AN OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENT ACTORS TO SHINE ON STAGE

Director: Nina White 

What would happen if a 21st century Alice collided with Lewis Carroll’s legendary Wonderland? This modern retelling of the classic children’s story has all of the characters you know and love, including the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, and the Queen of Hearts. The story is laid out in traditional style, except that Alice is distinctly contemporary, complete with cell phone in hand. A sharply told, crisply paced ride, this adaptation has been praised for its humor & modern style.

Disney Pixar Finding Nemo Jr.

May 3-5 | (PENGUIN PROJECT)
Empowering Actors With Special Needs

Director: Seth Sponhouse 

A musical adaptation of the beloved 2003 Pixar movie Finding Nemo, with new music by award-winning songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Marlin, an anxious and over-protective clownfish, lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his kid Nemo, who longs to explore the world beyond their anemone home. But when Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang, Marlin and Nemo both overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves.

SPECIAL EVENTS AND CONCERTS

Liquor and Laughter

LIQUOR and LAUGHTER

May 10 @ 7:30PM

With a cash bar, a comedy troupe under the esteemed direction of Marie Fox and some opening musical acts – this is a night that will have you laughing from start to finish! 

RAY OF LIGHT AWARDS NOMINEE CONCERT

NOMINEE CONCERT

May 17 @ 7:30PM

Join us for a remarkable concert featuring the brightest stars from high school musical theater across Central Pennsylvania. This extraordinary event showcases the nominees for the prestigious Ray of Light Awards, celebrating outstanding performances in leading, supporting, and featured musical roles.

 
Experience the magic as these gifted young performers take the stage, bringing to life the most memorable moments from their nominated high school shows. From powerhouse leading roles to scene-stealing supporting acts and captivating featured performances, prepare to be dazzled by their artistry and passion.
 
Beyond the enchanting performances, this concert is dedicated to a meaningful cause. All proceeds will benefit the Andree P. Phillips Leadership in the Arts Scholarship Award, supporting aspiring young artists in their pursuit of excellence and leadership in the arts.
 
Join us for a night of celebration, talent, and community as we honor the best and brightest in high school musical theater, all while contributing to a scholarship that empowers the next generation of artistic visionaries. Don’t miss this unforgettable evening of music, theater, and philanthropy!

RAY of LIGHT AWARDS

May 18, 2024 @ 4:00PM
LIVE AT THE COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER

Recognizing Excellence in High School Theatre

The ceremony will be held at the Community Arts Center.

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.

Participating Schools:
Benton Area High School
Central Mountain High School
Danville Area High School
Hughesville Area High School
Jersey Shore Area Senior High School
Loyalsock Township High School
Meadowbrook Christian School
Milton Area High School
Montoursville Area High School
Shikellamy High School
South Williamsport Jr/Sr High School
Southern Columbia Area High School
Wellsboro Area High School
Williamsport Area High School

Evening with a Star 2024

July 12 & 13, 2024

The Community Theatre League’s 6th Annual Signature Fundraising Event! 

Generously sponsored by UPMC

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