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 2015-2016 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.
March 13 at 2:00 PM
In this transcendentally powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination. An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, “The Diary of Anne Frank” captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence—their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief. Each day of these two dark years, Anne’s voice shines through: “When I write I shake off all my cares. But I want to achieve more than that. I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met. I want to go on living even after my death!” This is a new adaptation for a new generation. $18 Adults / $10 Students / Season / Flex
Pay-What-You-Can March 3
Opening Night Reception March 4
May 15 at 2:00 PM
Told in “two acts and forty-five phone calls,” Belles visits six southern sisters, who, over the course of an autumn weekend, seek to bridge the physical and emotional distance between them via the telephone, and in the process come to terms with their shattered family history. The gold standard among Mr. Dunn’s many plays about southern women, “Belles” continues to pack an emotional punch after all these years. $18 Adults / $10 Students / Season / Flex
Pay-What-You-Can May 5
Opening Night Reception May 6
June 26 at 2:00 PM
Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a mature French planter, Emile. She learns that the mother of his children was an island native and, unable to turn her back on her own bias, refuses Emile’s proposal of marriage. Meanwhile, the strapping Lt. Joe Cable denies himself love and the fulfillment of a future with an innocent Tonkinese girl out of the same fears that haunt Nellie. A tragic event makes Nellie realize that life is too short not to seize her own chance for happiness, thus confronting and conquering her prejudices. It’s a show truly ahead of its time. $20 Adults / $10 Students / Season / Flex
Pay-What-You-Can June 16
Opening Night Reception June 17
Our Sprouts shows are performances by kids, for kids. Typically shorter in length, these productions feature child-friendly content for our younger theater-goers.
April 10 at 2:00 PM
The kingdom of Glump has been taxed to abstraction ever since their emperor became a pampered clothes horse with a lack of taste! The emperor and his family are so busy mismatching their wardrobe, the rest of the kingdom is in a shambles. Two con artists plan to fleece the emperor by selling him a magic cloth which appears invisible to people unworthy of their position. Naturally, everyone chooses to ‘see’ the magic cloth, until the innocent candor of a child reveals all. The emperor is shamed into reforming his leadership role in society, and his spoiled daughters learn a valuable lesson in humility. All Seats $10 / 4 for $32 / Flex
CTL also brings a variety of musical acts to the stage each year, from bands and orchestral groups to vocal performers.
Gospel Bond made their CTL debut last season and they are back for another great evening of good, old-time gospel harmony. This 8 member, all-male group comes from the Selinsgrove area and packs venues all throughout
Central PA. To hear some tracks from their 5 albums, visit gospelbond.com. $15 Adults / $10 Students / Flex
The hottest ticket on last season’s schedule is back again for another evening of great Beatles’ tunes like only
Rubber Soul can play them. Bob Yoas, Dave Brumbaugh, Colin Beatty, and Joel Vincent will kick off your summer with a bang. $15 Adults / $10 Students / Flex
It’s become a CTL tradition to end our season with Spencer and the T-Bones! Their mix of classic rock, funk, soul, and current hits have made them an audience favorite and a great way to beat those dog days of summer. With 9 of the best horn, guitar, and rhythm players in the area, SATB will have you dancing in the aisles. $15 Adults / $10 Students / Flex
Come see students from throughout the community put on a selection of plays and musicals for all ages!
July 24 at 2:00 PM
“A musical blast! Fun for the whole nuclear family!” says the New York Daily News.
This musical romp set in the 1950s is exhilarating! It’s sharp, spiffy, brighter, and better crafted than both “The Rocky Horror Show” and “Grease” put together! Star-crossed lovers are separated by society and a tyrannical school principal. Tragedy at the local nuclear plant doesn’t stop these two from attending their high school prom. With great music and loads of laughs, it’s a perfect, campy summer treat. All Seats $10 / Flex
August 7 at 2:00 PM
Based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie’s enchanting play, Disney’s Peter Pan, Jr. is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn’t grow up. Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Never Land. Their adventure introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians, and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook! The score includes new arrangements of classic Disney songs, such as “Following the Leader,” “You Can Fly,” “The Second Star to the Right,” and “Yo Ho, A Pirate’s Life for Me.” $10 All Seats / 4 for $32 / Flex