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.

Into the Woods April 6-7, 12-14 at 7:30 PM
April 15 at 2:00 PM

Familiar fairy tale characters get a little entangled on their way to find their “happily ever after” and have their wishes come true. Jack and his beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and a Baker (and his wife) must each go into the woods, where wolves lurk behind trees and other dangers can be found around every turn. Add a witch with a curse, a giant on the loose, and two princes in search of their princesses-to-be, and things might be more complicated than anticipated. When wishes come true, the consequences of prior actions return to haunt them with disastrous results. Dark comedy, not recommended for young children.

CAST LIST

BAKER: Philip Vonada
BAKER'S WIFE: Rachel Druckenmiller
CINDERELLA: Brandy Aguirre
CINDERELLA'S PRINCE/WOLF: Kyle Huggins
RAPUNZEL: Arielle Roush
RAPUNZEL'S PRINCE: Theo Lentz
JACK: Tim Vasey
JACK'S MOTHER: Miki Rebeck
WITCH: Marisa Hickey 
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD: Megan Fisher
CINDERELLA'S STEPMOTHER: Vicki Shimko
LUCINDA: Katelyn Loss
FLORINDA: Tara Wands
STEWARD: Joe Taylor
NARRATOR: Ryan Workman
CINDERELLA'S FATHER/MYSTERIOUS MAN: Sean Engemann
CINDERELLA'S MOTHER/GRANNY/GIANT: Lucy Henry

The Miracle Worker May 4-5, 10-12 at 7:30 PM
May 13 at 2:00 PM
Trapped in a secret, silent world, and unable to communicate, Helen Keller is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human, and treated by her family as such. Annie Sullivan, a young teacher with a disability of her own, understands that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence. The volatile relationship of the lonely teacher and her young charge is explored with intense physical and emotional dynamism. Annie's success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word.
Anything Goes June 22-23, 28-30 at 7:30 PM
July 1 at 7:30 PM
Aboard the ocean liner S.S. American, nightclub singer-turned-evangelist Reno Sweeney is en route from New York to England, where her friend, Billy Crocker, has stowed himself away to be near his love, Hope Harcourt. But there’s a problem: Hope’s fiancé, Sir Evelyn Oakleigh, is on board, as well as Public Enemy #13 (Moonface Martin) and his sidekick Bonnie. With the help of some crafty disguises, tap-dancing sailors, and old-fashioned blackmail, Reno and Moonface team up to help Billy in his quest to win Hope’s heart.

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. 

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike April 20-21 at 7:30 PM
April 22 at 2:00 PM

Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha.

​CAST LIST

Vanya - Keith Wagner
Sonia - Susan Guinter
Masha - Sandie Fairman
Spike - Jared Whitford
Nina - Katelyn Loss
Cassandra - Liz Snow

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.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Jr. March 2 at 7:30 PM
March 3 at 2:00 PM
March 3 at 7:30 PM
March 4 at 2:00 PM

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 to 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.

This production is performed by students participating in The Penguin Project, which empowers children with special needs through theatre.

Hansel and Gretel June 1-2 at 7:30 PM
June 3 at 2:00 PM
When Hansel and Gretel wander into the forest, they encounter some marvelous folk – an arrogant troll who fiercely guards his bridge, a talking owl, a forest sprite, and two hobgoblins in the service of the Gingerbread Witch. Kidnapped by the witch, Hansel is locked in a cage and fed nothing but fudge and cake, but can Gretel outsmart the witch and free the lost children who have been turned into cookies?

Concerts

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

UMC Unplugged: Generation Grunge March 8-9 at 7:30 PM
March 10 at 2:00 PM
March 10 at 7:30 PM

The Uptown Music Collective returns to CTL! this performance will feature students paying tribute to the legends of ‘90s grunge rock, including Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, and more. Taking cues from the “MTV Unplugged” series, this concert will feature pseudo-acoustic and unique interpretations of the era’s most popular songs, as well as some deep cuts, brought to life with the creativity and musicality the students of Uptown Music Collective have become known for.

Evening with a Star July 14 at 7:30 PM

The Community Theatre League is proud to host our second annual "Evening with a Star," where a Tony-nominated Broadway star is invited to perform on the Community Theatre's Mainstage. This is an opportunity to get up-close with a successful professional in the theatre community.

We are proud to host Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Laura Osnes for the 2018 Evening with a Star!

Laura Osnes most recently completed a starring run in the Tony Award winning Broadway musical Bandstand (Drama Desk, Drama League nominations). Other Broadway: Cinderella in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Drama Desk Award; Tony, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, Astaire nominations), Bonnie Parker in Bonnie and Clyde (Tony Award nomination), after creating the role at Asolo Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse (San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award), Hope Harcourt in the Tony Award winning revival of Anything Goes (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Astaire Award nominations), Nellie Forbush in Lincoln Center Theater’s production of South Pacific, and Sandy in the most recent revival of Grease. On television, she has been seen on the CBS series “Elementary”, in the HBO pilot “The Miraculous Year”, Sondheim: The Birthday Concert at Avery Fisher Hall, HBO's documentary Six By Sondheim, and the Kennedy Center Honors salutes to Barbara Cook (2011) and Dustin Hoffman (2012). Her many concerts and cabarets include performing with Michael Feinstein, the New York Philharmonic, The New York Pops, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, The Boston Pops, The San Francisco Symphony, The National Symphony Orchestra, as well as appearing in such venues as Carnegie Hall, The Café Carlyle, 54 Below, Lincoln Center, NJPAC, The Smith Center in Las Vegas, and MN Orchestra Hall. In addition to being heard on several cast recordings, Laura has two solo albums, Dream A Little Dream: Live at The Café Carlyle and If I Tell You: The Songs of Maury Yeston.

At 12:00pm, an all-ages Master Class will be held, where attendees will work on audition and performance techniques and get insight from one of Broadway's brightest stars. This is also a great opportunity to observe a Broadway star at work - come to watch and learn!

Tickets for the Master Class are $25 and can be purchased here.  
Tickets for the Post-Show VIP Meet & Greet are $20, and can be purchased here.

Tickets can also be purchased at the CTL Box Office during regular hours (M-F, 9-5) or by phone at 570-327-1777

​Season Tickets and Flex Passes are not able to be used for this special event​.

Student Productions

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

Once on This Island, Jr. May 3-4 at 6:00 PM
May 5 at 2:00 PM
May 5 at 6:00 PM

Through almost non-stop song and dance, this full-hearted musical tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest that will test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and even death.

Presented by the Community Academy of Stage and Theatre's Jump On In Class

 

Fame: The Musical July 19-21 at 7:30 PM
July 22 at 2:00 PM

The show follows the final class of New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts from their admission in 1980 to their graduation in 1984. All of the struggles, fears and triumphs – from prejudice to substance abuse – are depicted with razor-sharp focus as the young artists navigate the worlds of music, drama, and dance.

Featuring students finishing 9th grade through college.

Disney's High School Musical, Jr. August 3-4 at 7:30 PM
August 5 at 2:00 PM

Disney's smash-hit musical comes to life! It’s the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes all find their cliques. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. The couple causes an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical. Although many students resent the threat posed to the "status quo," Troy and Gabriella’s alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.

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.