The Community Theatre League announces 43rd season
With more than 20 events, there’s something for everyone!
WILLIAMSPORT — The Community Theatre League, located in downtown Williamsport, is proud to announce its 43rd season of entertainment!
Affectionately known as “CTL,” the theatre company is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization which aims to educate, enrich, and entertain audiences in the greater Williamsport region.
The 2019-20 season at CTL begins in September, and includes five productions in the Mainstage Series, five productions in the Moyer Studio Series (now in its 4th season), five productions in the Family Series, three major concerts, and additional special events.
All productions are staffed by volunteers, and use casts comprised of local community members. The past season featured actors from as far as Selinsgrove, Bloomsburg, Mansfield, and Mill Hallin productions. (Information on being a part of performances can be found at ctlshows.com/auditions).
Philip J. Vonada, CTL’s General Manager, says that there is definitely something for everyone in this season.
“We have blockbuster musicals, intense dramas, hilarious comedies, and a whole series devoted to children and children-at-heart,” he said. “This season is devoted to our audiences and actors, who weighed in on the shows we are producing this year. We are thrilled to be able to keep giving back to the area through our productions. And we are always seeking new talent for our stages -last year saw nearly 50 people make their debuts at CTL!”
The season lineup looks like this:
MAIN STAGE SERIES
∫ Sister Act: The Musical – Sept. 27 through Oct. 13
∫ It’s a Wonderful Life – Dec. 6 through 15
∫ Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – Jan. 31 through Feb. 16
∫ It Runs in the Family – April 24 through May 3
∫ Matilda: The Musical – June 12 through 28
MOYER STUDIO SERIES
∫ I & You – Oct. 17 to 20
∫ A Delicate Balance – Nov. 14 through 17
∫ The Last 5 Years – March 5 through 8
∫ An Act of God – May 7 through 10
∫ Barefoot in the Park – July 9 through 12
∫ Barbershop! – Oct. 26
Holiday Jazz with WCJO – Dec. 20
∫ Uptown Music Collective’s “Time in a Bottle” – Feb. 27 through 29
∫ The Spotlight Program Cabaret – Nov. 1 and 2
∫ Festival of Students One Acts – Jan. 10 through 12
∫ You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown – Nov. 7 through 10
∫ The Penguin Project’s Annie, Jr. – March 20 through 29
∫ Dorothy in Wonderland – April 3 through 5
∫ Disney’s Frozen, Jr.- July 31 through Aug. 2 (summer camp production)
∫ The Addams Family youg@part – Aug. 14 through 16 (summer camp production)
In addition to productions, the Community Theatre League also holds after school classes for students from age 5 through 12th grade, vocal lessons, summer camps, hosts a senior readers’ theatre troupe, The Penguin Project for students with special needs, The Spotlight Program for adults with special needs, and a murder mystery dinner theatre troupe.
CTL also presents the Ray of Light Awards for Excellence in High School Theatre, and an annual “Evening with a Star” fundraiser with a professional actor from Broadway.
Tickets are available now, including season subscriptions to the Mainstage and Moyer Studio, and Flex Packages, good across the whole season.
Information on the season, including show descriptions, can be found at CTLshows.com, by calling the box office at 570-327-1777, or visiting during regular business hours Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Community Theatre League, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is Williamsport’s premiere community theatre. Founded in 1976 with the vision of creating a true community-driven organization focused on making, promoting and supporting the performing arts, The Community Theatre League has presented over 200Mainstage productions. CTL regularly producesmore than10plays or musicals throughout the year, as well as special concert events and the Sprouts children’s series. CTL holds a variety of summer camps for students of all ages, organizes the annual Ray of Light Awards for high school theatre and drama programs, and is the home of the Community Academy of Stage and Theatre.