Community Theatre League announces latest season

The Community Theatre League, located in downtown Williamsport, announces its 45th 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, a news release said.

For the past 18 months, the Community Theatre League has been operating with limited productions and classes due to the ongoing pandemic. For the 45th Season, the CTL is thrilled to be opening again at full strength with a season that will be sure to delight audiences of all ages.

The 2021-22 season at CTL begins in September, and includes six productions in the Mainstage Series, five productions in the Family Series, five major concerts, a partnering performance at the Community Arts Center, and additional special events, the news release said.

All productions are staffed by volunteers, and use casts composed of local community members. The past few seasons have featured actors from as far as Selinsgrove, Bloomsburg, Mansfield, and State College in productions. (Information on being a part of performances can be found at ctlshows.com/auditions).

Philip J Vonada, the Community Theatre League’s general manager is excited to welcome audiences.

“We are so grateful for the support we have received over our past 44 seasons,” Vonada said, according to the news release. “In particular, the community has really rallied our theatre and the arts in Williamsport as a whole over the past 18 months, and we could not be more thankful. This year, we are ecstatic to be opening our doors at full-strength again — a Mainstage season with fan favorites; a Family series for children and children-at-heart; a concert series featuring many different styles of music; and so much more. We can’t wait to see the CTL family back inside the theatre!”

The season lineup includes:

• A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder – Sept. 10-19 – Mainstage Series

• Barbershop with the West Branch Chorus and Heart of Pennsylvania Chorus – Oct. 9 – Concert Series

• Young Frankenstein – Oct. 22-31 – Mainstage Series

• All Together Now! – Nov. 12 and 13 – Concert Series

• White Christmas – Dec. 3-12 – Mainstage Series

• Holiday Jazz with the WJCO – Dec. 17 – Concert Series

• 5th Annual Evening with a Star – Jan. 15 – Special Event

• Murder on the Orient Express – February 4-13 – Mainstage Series

• The Vagina Monologues – Feb. 18 and 19 – Special Event

• Celtic Wood & Wires – Feb. 25 – Concert Series

• The Penguin Project’s Seussical Jr. – March 4-6 – Family Series

• Uptown Music Collective Concert – March 10-12 – Concert Series

• Spotlight Program – March 18-19 – Family Series

• Ragtime – April 1-3 – Special Event Production at the Community Arts Center

• One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – April 22-May 1 – Mainstage Series

• The Ray of Light Awards – May 21 – Special Event at the Community Arts Center

• Disney’s The Little Mermaid – June 17-26 – Mainstage Series

In addition to productions and performances, the Community Theatre League also holds after school classes for students from age 5 through 12th grade, vocal lessons, summer camps, hosts a daytime readers’ theatre troupe, The Penguin Project for students with special needs and The Spotlight Program for adults with special needs, the news release said.

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 subscriptions and flex packages, good across the whole season. Individual single tickets to all events will go on sale on August 2nd. 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-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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