Cortland Rep Announces Summer Season
Cortland Repertory Theatre celebrates our "Ruby Jubilee" 40th Anniversary year of presenting quality, professional summer productions in Dwyer Memorial Park, Preble, NY - 10 minutes north of Homer on Route 281 from the south, or off Exit 13 of Route 81 from the north. We make our home in the National Historic Pavilion on the shores of Little York Lake. The theatre is handicapped accessible and air conditioned. The Box Office opens on Monday, May 23 for all sales at which time tickets may also be purchased online at www.cortlandrep.org.
Discounts available for Seniors, Students and Groups of 10 or more. For exact show times and dates, visit www.cortlandrep.org or call 607-756-2627 or 800-427-6160.
2011 Shows include:
Neil Simon's farce Rumors
June 8 - 18
Four well-to-do couples gather in the posh home of New York City's Deputy Mayor to celebrate his 10th anniversary, only to discover there are no servants, the hostess is missing, and the host has shot himself through the earlobe! Concerned about a possible scandal without knowing the "who", the "why" and the "what happened", all the guests frantically try to conceal the events of the evening from the police, the media and each other. Confusions and miscommunications mount, and the evening spins off into hilarity!
June 22 - July 9
In this multiple-award winning musical, Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly are two "killer-dillers" who vie for the spotlight and the headlines in search of the "American Dream": fame, fortune and acquittal from the murder! The exciting, brassy score is one of the best in all of musical theatre, including the songs "All That Jazz", "Mr. Cellophane", "Razzle Dazzle" and many more!
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Music by Andrew Lloyd Weber, Lyrics by Tim Rice
July 13 - 30
The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso, to bubble-gum pop and Elvis Presley rock 'n' roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless. This fast, frothy and fun musical will get the whole family singing along to this beautiful story!
A Murder is Announced Based on the novel by Agatha Christie, adapted by Leslie Darbon
August 3 - 13
Christie's infamous detective, the ever nosey Miss Marple, makes her appearance for the first time on the CRT stage as she tries to solve the spine-tingling mystery. It all begins when the residents of Miss Blacklock's Victorian home are shocked to read an announcement in the local newspaper which states the time and place of a murder...in their very home! Curious neighbors just happen to drop by at "murder" time, and what follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities and a race against the clock before the murderer strikes again.
The Smell of the Kill a dark comedy by Michele Lowe
August 17 - 27
Nicky, Debra and Molly are three "desperate housewives" who have tolerated one another during once-a-month "couples dinners" for years. As their unseen, uncaring husbands play golf in the dining room, the women gather in the kitchen and reveal to each other that their marriages are on the brink of disaster. When the men accidentally lock themselves in a walk-in basement meat locker used for storing deer meat, the women are faced with a life-or-death decision. Should they release the men or let them "chill"...permanently? This hysterical dark comedy will leave the audience warm with laughter!
August 31 - September 10
This "fictional biography" is based on the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a wealthy society eccentric who suffered under the delusion that she was a great operatic soprano. In fact, she was completely incapable of producing two consecutive notes in tune! Nevertheless, mobs of fans packed her recitals, stuffing handkerchiefs in their mouths to stifle their laughter, which Mrs. Jenkins blissfully mistook for cheers. Told through the eyes of her talented accompanist, the play is a heartfelt and funny tribute to "The Tone-Deaf Diva" who brought joy to thousands as well as a humorous look at self-perception and the unpredictable nature of friendship.
...And our children's show...
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz based on the story by Frank Baum and adapted by Steve and Kathy Hotchner
July 14, 16, 22 & 23
10:00 AM $6.00 per person Appropriate for K - 5th Grades
In this participation play, a spunky Dorothy finds herself over the rainbow and confronted by Glinda the Good Witch who worries as much about her vegetable garden as she does about Dorothy getting back to Kansas. Children from the audience participate by oiling the Tin Man, stuffing the Scarecrow and hiding Dorothy from the Wicked Witch of the West in a forest they create themselves. Even Toto is here, and there's a surprise twist with what happens to the Wizard himself. Kids and big people both will love it!.
...Also, CRT offers Summer Day Camps for kids!
"Stars of Tomorrow" Theatrical Workshops for Youth
Co-sponsored by CRT and Cortland County - Held at the Little York Pavilion
For students in 5 - 12 grades in 2010-11 school year.
June 27 - July 22; Mon - Fri 9:00 - 2:00; final presentation on Saturday, July 23.
Payments may be daily ($15.00),weekly ($50.00) or entire session ($175.00).
Taught by Central New York drama teacher/actor/director Bill Coughlin, with assistance from cast and crew members from CRT. Participants learn everything "theatre"! Music, Acting, Scenic/Lighting/Costume Design, Improvisation, Theatre Games, Dance, Make-Up, Scene Development and MORE!
"Showstoppers and Superstars" Music Theatre Adventure Camp
Held at the Homer Center for the Arts, 70 Main St., Homer
For students in K - 5th grades in 2010-11 school year.
July 18 - 22, Week #1 final show on July 23
July 25 - 29, Week #2 final show on July 30
Showstoppers K - 2nd Grade: 10:00 - 1:00
Superstars 3rd - 5th Grade: 2:00 - 5:00
$150.00 per week
Taught by NYC Music Director Tammy Holder. A processed-based Musical Theatre Workshop in which students develop musical theatre skills (acting, singing, dancing) and through music theatre also learn teamwork, self-esteem building and cooperation