Plays, Musicals & Concerts in Williamsport, PA

Looking for things to do in Williamsport? Come see a play, musical or concert at the Community Theatre League! Our local talent will wow you with big city-caliber performances. Our selection of shows each season features something for everyone, whether you want to laugh, cry or dance in your seat. Take a look at what's in store at the theater for the season!

Mainstage Plays & Musicals

Each season CTL brings you a number of feature plays and musicals. From comedy to drama to romance and more, our performances include well-known and up-and-coming shows on a larger scale.

Romeo & Juliet September 14-15, 20-22 at 7:30 PM
September 23 at 2:00 PM

The tragic tale of star-crossed lovers from two sparring families, written by one of history's greatest dramatists. Fate brings two teenagers together, as they attempt to build a new life with one another in the midst of a world set against them. Told with bawdy humor, profound language, and deep sentiment.

​CAST LIST

Romeo - Derek Mathews*
Juliet - Abbey Neamand
Prince Escalus - 
Paris - Connor Smith* 
Nurse - Maggie Able*
Mercutio - Joe Taylor
Benvolio - Tim Hippensteel
Tybalt - Connor Hill*
Lord Capulet - Jason Kriner
Lady Capulet - Janet Stroble
Lord Montague / Friar John - Bob Jones
Lady Montague - Deb Buckman
Friar Laurence - Matthew Zeigler
Apothecary/Abraham - Ellen McCormick*
Balthasar - Emery Fox
Sampson / Peter - Kurt Edkin*
Gregory - Demon-d Jackson*
Servant - Ramsey Uhter 
Old Capulet / Servant - Fred Lowmiller 
Servant - Sonja Hiserman
Page - Adam Fox

*Community Theatre League Mainstage Debut

A Christmas Story: The Musical November 30 at 7:30 PM
December 1, 6-8 at 7:30 PM
December 9 at 2:00 PM

In the 1940s in a small Indiana town, 9-year-old Ralphie Parker is on a quest to receive the ultimate Christmas present – an official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle! As Ralphie schemes up ways to get this coveted gift, he is spurned at every turn, including by the big man in red himself.

Company February 1-2, 7-9 at 7:30 PM
February 10 at 2:00 PM

On the eve of his 35th birthday, Robert, a confirmed bachelor, contemplates his unmarried state while surrounded by his closest friends. Throughout the next year, a series of dinners, drinks, and even a wedding, those friends explain the pros and cons of what it means to take on a spouse. Habitually single Robert is forced to question why he clings to bachelorhood amid a wide array of hilarious and tumultuous interactions.

Noises Off March 22-23, 28-30 at 7:30 PM
March 31 at 2:00 PM

Called “the funniest farce ever written,” Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. And when the play goes on tour – things just couldn’t get worse!

To Kill a Mockingbird May 3-4, 9-11 at 7:30 PM
May 12 at 2:00 PM

In 1935, Scout, a young girl in a quiet southern town, is about to experience dramatic events that will affect the rest of her life. As her father, Atticus Finch, defends a young black man, wrongfully accused of a terrible crime, Scout and her brother notice people of the town becoming hostile. Wondering why her father would take on a seemingly hopeless fight, she learns a valuable lesson about what it means to be a good and decent human.

Guys and Dolls June 21-22, 27-29 at 7:30 PM
June 30 at 2:00 PM

Nathan Detroit runs the biggest craps game in New York City, while the authorities breathe down his neck and Adelaide, his fiancée of fourteen years, wonders when they’ll take the next step. When Nathan sets up fellow gambler Sky Masterson with the impossible task of winning over the straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown, the adventure takes off. From Times Square to Havana, to the sewers of New York, everyone eventually ends up right where they belong.

The Glitter Girls August 29-31 at 7:30 PM

The Glitter Girls (a northern Georgia women’s social club) have been summoned by their richest member, Trudy Tromaine, who is supposedly at death’s door. The girls must decide which one lucky member among them will receive some of Trudy’s millions, launching some hilarious and touching campaigns, with all of them unaware of some other twists and turns that lie in wait.

Studio Series

The Moyer Studio Theatre is the main performance space of CTL's Community Academy of Stage and Theatre. The Studio Theatre is excited to bring audiences top quality productions of cutting-edge comedies and dramas set in an intimate setting. 

Driving Miss Daisy October 5-6 at 7:30 PM
October 7 at 2:00 PM

Having recently demolished another car, Daisy Werthan, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of seventy-two, is informed by her son that henceforth she must rely on the services of a chauffeur. The person he hires for the job is a thoughtful black man, Hoke, whom Miss Daisy immediately regards with disdain and who, in turn, is not impressed with his employer's patronizing tone and prejudice. The two, despite their mutual differences, grow ever closer to, and more dependent on, each other, until, eventually, they both come to realize they have more in common than times and circumstances would allow them to publicly admit.

Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Tuesdays with Morrie November 16-17 at 7:30 PM
November 18 at 2:00 PM

Sixteen years after graduating from college, Mitch happens to catch his former professor, Morrie, on television, learning of his diagnosis with Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a final class in the meaning of life.

Almost, Maine January 25-26 at 7:30 PM
January 27 at 2:00 PM

On a cold, clearly, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky, the residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and occasionally hilarious ways. Knees are bruised and hearts are broken, but they are healed and mended – almost - in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.

Rabbit Hole April 5-6 at 7:30 PM
April 7 at 2:00 PM

Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. Rabbit Hole charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day.

Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

The Complete Works of Wm. Shakespeare (Abridged) May 31 at 7:30 PM
June 1 at 7:30 PM
June 2 at 2:00 PM

All 37 plays in 97 minutes! Three madcap men in tights weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays!

Sprouts

Our Sprouts shows are performances by kids, for kids. Typically shorter in length, these productions feature child-friendly content for our younger theater-goers.

Thumbelina October 19-20 at 7:30 PM
October 21 at 2:00 PM

Once there was a girl no taller than a thumb, so she was called Thumbelina. Her world is full of dangers for a girl so small, from water rats and unpleasant toads, to a grumpy old mole. If Thumbelina can find Prince, the boy who promised to take her to the Land of the Little People, she will finally be safe. Good things come in small packages!

James and the Giant Peach January 11-12 at 7:30 PM
January 13 at 2:00 PM

When orphaned James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down an old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach, and launches an adventure of enormous proportions. As James finds himself inside the magic fruit – among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities, the tree rolls away into the ocean. Will James save the day with his new family?

Penguin Project Presents: The Jungle Book Kids March 1 at 7:30 PM
March 2 at 2:00 PM
March 2 at 7:30 PM
March 3 at 2:00 PM

Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run in the deepest parts of the jungle. On their journey, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin' musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. When Shere Khan returns, our heroes must rally their fellow animals into battle and restore peace throughout the jungle.

The Enchanted Bookshop April 12-13 at 7:30 PM
April 14 at 2:00 PM

“A Likely Story” looks like any other used bookstore during the day, but at night – magic happens. The characters in the books come to life, and long to help the scatterbrained owner save their struggling store – but they can’t be seen by human eyes. When a pair of smugglers comes looking for a stolen necklace, the characters are torn – can the help, but potentially disappear forever, or can they defeat the crooks without being seen?

Concerts

CTL also brings a variety of musical acts to the stage each year, from bands and orchestral groups to vocal performers.

Barbershop! October 27 at 7:30 PM

For more than 10 years, the West Branch and Heart of Pennsylvania Choruses have held their fall concerts on the CTL Mainstage. Enjoy a night full of tight barbershop harmonies, humor, and nostalgia from the large groups and small ensembles.

 with the West Branch Chorus and the Heart of Pennsylvania Chorus

All tickets $15

 

Lucas Carpenter at CTL November 24 at 8:00 PM

Central PA’s own Lucas Carpenter returns home to bring his unique, theatrical show to the CTL stage!  A Songwriting graduate of Boston’s Berklee College of Music, this multi-instrumentalist has spent the last decade touring all over the US and internationally, and is currently based out of Nashville, TN.   He is incredibly excited to bring his eclectic show to the CTL;  growing up Lucas was an active member of Williamsport’s Community Theatre League and was in the first performance on this stage at the Trade & Transit Centre!
For more info please visit:

www.lucascarpenter.net

Tickets: $12 in advance; $17 at the door

Holiday Jazz with the WCJO December 20 at 7:30 PM

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

UMC - Women of Pop: 21st Century Divas February 21-22 at 7:30 PM
February 23 at 2:00 PM
February 23 at 7:30 PM
The Uptown Music Collective returns to the Community Theatre League with “Women of Pop: 21st Century Divas.” This performance will feature the music of modern female pop artists who have transcended the music and performances of their peers, and become legendary. These artists include Adele, Alicia Keys, Amy Winehouse, Beyoncé, and more. This intimate and classy concert will celebrate these powerful and talented women and their music on CTL’s stage with the creativity and musicality the students of the Uptown Music Collective have become known for.

Student Productions

Come see students from throughout the community put on a selection of plays and musicals for all ages!

Madagascar, Jr. August 17-18 at 7:30 PM
August 19 at 2:00 PM

Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo – have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape – with the help of some prodigious penguins – to explore the world. Escaping their home in New York, the madcap crew finds themselves on an unusual journey to the madcap world of King Julien's Madagascar.

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West Side Story July 18-20 at 7:30 PM
July 21 at 2:00 PM

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the "American" Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.

Disney's Mary Poppins, Jr. August 2-3 at 7:30 PM
August 4 at 2:00 PM

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it."

Willy Wonka, Jr. August 16-18 at 7:30 PM

Enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka has staged a contest, hiding golden tickets in five of his candy bars. Whomever finds these tickets wins a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour alongside his grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory – or suffer the consequences!