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.

It's a Wonderful Life December 11-14 at 7:30 PM
December 15 at 2:00 PM

On Christmas Eve in 1945, George Bailey contemplates giving everything up when his business and family are suddenly wrapped in scandal. Out of nowhere, Clarence Oddbody – Angel Second Class – appears and saves George’s life, taking him on a journey of a world where George Bailey never existed. This Christmas classic is one of the greatest films of all time, now coming to life on the CTL stage.

 

​CAST LIST

George Bailey: Mark Mussina
Mary Hatch-Bailey: Melissa Mabus
Clarence: Brad Heffner
Joseph: Tim Heilmann
Gower/Reineman/Charlie/Carter: Jason Kriner
Henry Potter: Tom Woodruff
Uncle Billy/The Boss/Chairman/Man on Porch/Man: Chris Dailey
Bert/Ed/Welch: Clay Samuels
Mother Bailey: Trina Stewart
Harry/Peter Bailey: Billy Martel
Ernie Bishop/Horace: Andrew Confair
Violet Bick/Young Violet: Emelina Diaz
Young George: Adam Fox
Tilly: Kayleigh Woods
Tom: Sean DeHart
Secretary/Mrs. Davis: Lanie Mussina
Mrs. Hatch/Mrs. Thompson: Karyn Kordes
Young Mary: Rowan Tupper
Peter: Owen Cawley
Tommy: Rylee Tillema
Zuzu: Katie Dinges
Janie: Kristen Dinges
Young Harry: Hannah Bastian

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street January 31 at 7:30 PM
February 1 at 7:30 PM
February 2 at 2:00 PM
February 6-8 at 7:30 PM
February 9 at 2:00 PM
February 13-15 at 7:30 PM
February 16 at 2:00 PM

An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun!

​Cast List

Sweeney Todd: Chris Dailey
Mrs. Lovett: Marisa Sorrentino Hickey
Judge Turpin: Doug Powers
Beggar Woman: Rebekah Richardson
Beadle Bamford: Sam Weaver
Johanna: Alexis Griess
Anthony: Taylor Elliott
Tobias: Maggie Stroop
Adolfo Pirelli: Hunter Nolan
 
Ensemble:
Kiera Bierly, Cale Blakely, Shanice Brandon, Maia Cenimo, Seth Confer, Kendall Eichenlaub, Caroline Fish, Adam Fox, Kim Fulmer, Tim Heilmann, Lucy Henry, Kyle Huggins, Theodore Lentz, Tyler Marvin, Levi Roush, Ellen Schaefer, Nevaeh Williams, Sloan Wood

It Runs in the Family April 24-25 at 7:30 PM
April 26 at 2:00 PM
April 30 at 7:30 PM
May 1-2 at 7:30 PM
May 3 at 2:00 PM
In a London hospital, the esteemed Dr. Mortimore is on the brink of delivering the a life-changing presentation to an international conference of neurologists. But first, he must fend off a paternity suit, an ex-wife, a punkish son and various other farcical lunatics so that he may, at last, deliver the Ponsonby Lecture.
Matilda: The Musical June 12-13 at 7:30 PM
June 14 at 2:00 PM
June 18-20 at 7:30 PM
June 21 at 2:00 PM
June 25-27 at 7:30 PM
June 28 at 2:00 PM
Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly lovable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace!

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. 

The Last 5 Years March 5-6 at 7:30 PM
March 7 at 2:00 PM
March 7 at 7:30 PM
March 8 at 2:00 PM
An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, the show's unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.
An Act of God May 7-8 at 7:30 PM
May 9 at 2:00 PM
May 9 at 7:30 PM
May 10 at 2:00 PM

The One with the first and last word on everything has finally arrived to set the record straight. After many millennia, and in just 90 minutes, God (assisted by His devoted angels) answers some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation.

 ​Not recommended for audiences under 16

Barefoot in the Park July 9-10 at 7:30 PM
July 11 at 2:00 PM
July 11 at 7:30 PM
July 12 at 2:00 PM


Moyer Studio Season

The Community Theatre League is holding open auditions for

 

I & YOU

by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Matthew Zeigler

 

A DELICATE BALANCE

by Edward Albee
Directed by Bernadette Haas Jones

 

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK

by Neil Simon
Directed by Sandie Fairman

 

 

on August 18 & 19 at 7:00pm
100 West Third Street, Williamsport

 

All auditions will consist of COLD READINGS from the productions. 
Information on specific shows is below:

I & YOU 

 

Performance Dates: October 17 - 20

A Delicate Balance

Performance Dates:​ November 14 - 17

 

Barefoot in the Park

Performance Dates:​ July 9 - 12, 2020

​CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

 

Corie Bratter - Actress who can play a woman in her early 20s - any ethnicity. Lots of lines and on stage for whole play. Wide eyed, optimistic and full of hope for the future. She is childlike in her view of the world - seeing only the good in people and in a ratty apartment.

Telephone Repairman - male 40+ any ethnicity. Dry humor, not in great physical shape. 2 small but hilarious scenes.

Paul Bratter - Actor who van play a man in early to mid-20s - any ethnicity. Lots of lines and on stage for most of play. A practical and conscientious man married to a free spirit. Young lawyer - dresses conservatively. 

Mother - Female 45-60 any ethnicity. Supporting role but a good sized part. Tired, run down a bit. The spark is still in her though. She uses self pity for attention but not over the top. 

Victor Velasco - Male 50+ any ethnicity. Eccentric, colorful, big talker. But lovable. Supporting role and the catalyst for how events unfold.

There is also a delivery man with one line. 

All roles, unless otherwise announced, are open. CTL encourages anyone who is interested to audition and is always eager to welcome new faces and fresh talent to its stage. Except as specifically required by the author for certain roles, The Community Theatre League has a non-discrimination casting policy, open to members of all races, sexes, creeds, orientations, and abilities. We encourage members of diverse backgrounds and abilities to audition for our productions.

 

Family Series

Looking for something the whole family can do together?  From shows to camps, musicals & more, our family series has something you're going to love!

Festival of Student One-Acts January 10-11 at 7:30 PM
January 12 at 2:00 PM

A CTL favorite, and the students are in charge! 

High School Juniors and Seniors get the chance to lead a production from start to finish - from picking the show to the final bows!

A Game
by Dennis E. Noble
Directed by Ashley Loss (Montoursville)

Lockdown
by Douglas Craven
Directed by Makenzie Shimko (Loyalsock)

Drama Rehab: Revenge of the Type-Cast Actors
by D. Tupper McKnight
Directed by Connor Smith (South Williamsport) 

Family 4-Pack

Annie, Jr. March 20-21 at 7:30 PM
March 22 at 2:00 PM
March 27-28 at 7:30 PM
March 29 at 2:00 PM

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

The Penguin Project: Empowering Students with Special Needs through Theatre

 

Family 4-Pack

Dorothy in Wonderland April 3 at 7:30 PM
April 4 at 2:00 PM
April 4 at 7:30 PM
April 5 at 2:00 PM

Oz and Wonderland collide in this fantastically fun romp. Dorothy Gale has made her way to the end of the Yellow Brick Road, and the wonderful Wizard of Oz is just about to help her get back home to Kansas.  But before she can hop into the wizard’s balloon, another whirlwind appears over the Emerald City, sweeping Dorothy and her friends to Wonderland. Equipped with their gifts from the Wizard, Dorothy’s friends try to help her find her way home, meeting Alice and many other interesting characters along the way

 

Family 4-Pack

Disney's Frozen, Jr. July 31 at 7:30 PM
August 1 at 2:00 PM
August 1 at 7:30 PM
August 2 at 2:00 PM
​CTL's Summer Camps Present 

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood.

Family 4-Pack

The Addams Family [email protected] August 14 at 7:30 PM
August 15 at 2:00 PM
August 15 at 7:30 PM
August 16 at 2:00 PM
CTL Summer Camps Present

Wednesday Addams is in love, but the problem is that he's NORMAL. Gomez and Morticia are understandably leery when Wednesday says she's bringing her boyfriend to meet the family. And, in Addams family fashion, it's a comedy of errors! Featuring all of your favorite Addams characters, including Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Grandmama, and more!

Family 4-Pack

Concerts

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

Holiday Jazz with the WCJO December 20 at 7:30 PM
The WCJO returns to the CTL Mainstage for another evening of holiday tunes with a jazzy spin. Don’t miss out on a night of seasonal favorites and jazz standards!
Evening with a Star 2020 February 22 at 7:30 PM

The Community Theatre League is proud to present our 4th Annual

Evening with a Star

CTL's Signature Fundraising Event

This year's star will be announced on December 6th, so take your chance NOW on our LEAP OF FAITH tickets!

Uptown Music Collective: Time in a Bottle February 27-28 at 7:30 PM
February 29 at 2:00 PM
February 29 at 7:30 PM

Time in a Bottle: Singer/Songwriters of the '60s and '70s (UMC)

The 1960s and ’70s saw an explosion of “Singer/Songwriters”, including artists such as James Taylor, Simon and Garfunkle, America, Jim Croce, Joni Mitchell, Carol King, Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young and more, releasing hit after hit on American radio. Ushering in a lighter rock era that still remains on heavy rotation today at stations across the country. 
On Feb. 27th, 28th, and 29th, the Uptown Music Collective’s Special Performance Group 1 will present a tribute to those artists, with the performance Time in a Bottle: Singer/Songwriters of the ’60s & ’70s. This performance will feature some of the greatest hits of the genre along with some deep cuts, performed with all of the passion and energy you’ve come to expect from the Uptown Music Collective.