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Cortland Rep TRIVIA THURSDAY Returns On October 21 Photo Cortland Rep TRIVIA THURSDAY Returns On October 21
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 13, 2021

We're back! Cortland Repertory Theatre's Trivia Thursday returns on November 21 starting at 7:00 PM.

Cortland Rep Adds AtmosAir Indoor Air Technology To All Theatre Facilities Photo Cortland Rep Adds AtmosAir Indoor Air Technology To All Theatre Facilities
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2021

Cortland Repertory Theatre is announcing today that it has installed AtmosAir Solutions bi-polar ionization technology to improve the indoor air quality throughout all their facilities, including CRT Downtown's theatre, lobby and offices as well as in the Little York Pavilion's theatre and backstage areas.

Cortland Rep's STORIES IN THE PARK Cancelled Photo Cortland Rep's STORIES IN THE PARK Cancelled
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 9, 2021

Cortland Repertory Theatre has cancelled plans for their drive-thru ‚ÄúStories in the Park: The Wizard of Oz‚ÄĚ, originally planned for July 16 and 17 in Dwyer Park in Preble.¬†

Cortland Rep Announces 'Comfort Food' Summer Season Photo Cortland Rep Announces 'Comfort Food' Summer Season
by Stephi Wild - Apr 18, 2021

Cortland Repertory Theatre has announced plans for their ‚Äú49th 1/2‚ÄĚ annual summer season in 2021. Nine live productions, including concerts, children's theatre, and a drive-thru ‚Äútheatrical experience‚ÄĚ are planned from July 8 ‚Äď August 24.¬†

Photo Flash: Cortland Rep Presents GHOSTS IN THE PARK Photo Photo Flash: Cortland Rep Presents GHOSTS IN THE PARK
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 14, 2020

Following on the success of their summer drive-thru ‚ÄúStories in the Park‚ÄĚ in July, Cortland Repertory Theatre presents ‚ÄúGhosts in the Park‚ÄĚ, a new family-focused theatrical experience for Halloween.¬†

BWW Feature: Cortland Repertory Theatre Presents a Delightful Socially Distant Drive- Photo BWW Feature: Cortland Repertory Theatre Presents a Delightful Socially Distant Drive-thru Theatrical Experience of STORIES IN THE PARK
by Natasha Ashley - Jul 17, 2020

For two days only, snuggled in the beautiful Dwyer Memorial Park (the home of Cortland Repertory Theatre's Little York Pavilion) Cortland Repertory Theatre, SUNY Cortland Theatre Department, The Cortland Youth Bureau, and the Cortland Performing Arts Institute brings a delightful socially distant drive-thru theatrical experience with Stories in the Park. As you drive down the winding path in the safety and comfort of your car some favorite childhood stories come to life with elaborate costumes, energetic performers, and gorgeous scenic designs.

Cortland Rep Presents STORIES IN THE PARK Photo Cortland Rep Presents STORIES IN THE PARK
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 30, 2020

With the unavoidable cancellation of Cortland Repertory Theatre's 2020 Summer Season due to COVID-19, the CRT Artistic Administration and Board of Directors are creating new and exciting ways to provide entertainment and escape for their CNY audience. 

Cortland Rep Cancels 2020 Summer Season Photo Cortland Rep Cancels 2020 Summer Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 17, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cortland Repertory Theatre is announcing the cancellation of their entire 2020 summer season, and the suspension of all in-person youth workshops, camps and performances until further notice. a?oeThere is no easy way to report this news,a?? says Producing Artistic Director Kerby Thompson.

Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown Announces Rescheduled Events Photo Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown Announces Rescheduled Events
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 3, 2020

Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown at 24 Port Watson Street has postponed the remainder of their spring season and has rescheduled most events for the Fall of 2020.  The following is planned:

BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Showcases a Stellar Cast at Cortland Repertory The Photo BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Showcases a Stellar Cast at Cortland Repertory Theatre
by Natasha Ashley - Sep 2, 2019

Cortland Repertory Theatre is now entertaining audiences at the picturesque Little York Pavilion in Preble, New York with the highly entertaining Tony-nominated jukebox musical Million Dollar Quartet. Featuring the classic tunes of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins, Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux's (book) musical is inspired by the night when Elvis Presley (Noah Jermain), Johnny Cash (Colin Barkell), Jerry Lee Lewis (Gavin Rohrer), and Carl Perkins (Todd Meredith) made history with their legendary jam and recording session on December 4, 1956 at the famous Sun Records studio in Memphis. Narrator Sam Phillips (Bobby Becher), founder of Sun Records and legendary producer, recalls that historic and magical evening when these musicians jammed out to their hits and he had a 'Million Dollar Quartet' on his hands for their only performance in the one-room studio.

Photo Flash: Cortland Repertory Theatre Presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Photo Photo Flash: Cortland Repertory Theatre Presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 28, 2019

Cortland Repertory Theatre closes their 48th¬†annual summer season of professional live theatre with a BANG with the rockin' and rollin' musical¬†Million Dollar Quartet, written by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux. Performances will run from August 28 ‚Äď September 13 with evening show times at 7:30. Matinees are available on August 30, September 1, 4, 5, 8 and 11 at 2:00 PM.¬† Tickets may be purchased by calling 800-427-6160 or at the CRT Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street in Cortland. Tickets are also available for sale 24 hours a day through the CRT website using ETIX at¬†www.cortlandrep.org. CRT cautions that this is the only approved online ticket service; other online sites charge significantly higher rates for tickets and are NOT approved by CRT.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Sets Out to Blow the Roof Off Cortland Rep Photo MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Sets Out to Blow the Roof Off Cortland Rep
by Julie Musbach - Aug 20, 2019

Cortland Repertory Theatre closes their 48th annual summer season of professional live theatre with a BANG with the rockin' and rollin' musical Million Dollar Quartet, written by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux.

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! is an Absolute Delight at Cortland Repertory Theatre Photo BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! is an Absolute Delight at Cortland Repertory Theatre
by Natasha Ashley - Jul 17, 2019

Mamma Mia! 'Here we go again.' There is now another production in Central New York of this hit jukebox musical based on the songs of ABBA. This time around it is a delightful production at the picturesque Cortland Repertory Theatre in Preble, New York. For a musical that is repeatedly (sometimes too much) performed throughout the country, the Cortland Rep production, directed by Kerby Thompson, is quite fresh, powerful, and exciting.

Photo Flash: MAMMA MIA! Premieres At Cortland Rep Photo Photo Flash: MAMMA MIA! Premieres At Cortland Rep
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 10, 2019

Cortland Repertory Theatre takes audiences on a trip to the Greek Islands, and back to 1970's music, with their next high-energy summer production, the hit musical "Mamma Mia"! Featuring the extremely popular music by the iconic pop group ABBA, the music and lyrics for this show are written by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, with some songs with Stig Anderson, and the book is written by Catherine Johnson. 

CRT Opens 48th Summer Season With THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS Photo CRT Opens 48th Summer Season With THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS
by A.A. Cristi - May 30, 2019

Cortland Repertory Theatre kicks off their 48th annual summer season at the Little York Pavilion in Preble with the heartfelt comedy The Lady with All the Answers written by David Rambo. The play is drawn from the life and letters of Ann Landers, with the cooperation of her daughter, Margo Howard.

Cortland Rep Receives 9 SALT Awards Photo Cortland Rep Receives 9 SALT Awards
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 12, 2018

Cortland Repertory Theatre was awarded 9 Syracuse Area Live Theatre (SALT) Awards at a ceremony held on Sunday, November 11, at the Redhouse Theatre in Syracuse.  CRT received a total of 54 nominations from five of their summer productions in 2018.  The SALT Awards are divided into three categories: Professional, Regional and Community, with CRT falling into the Regional category. Nine Academy members view hundreds of performances around the Central New York area in a year, and vote in a number of acting and technical design categories.

Photo Flash: Cortland Repertory Theatre Presents OUR TOWN Photo Photo Flash: Cortland Repertory Theatre Presents OUR TOWN
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 1, 2018

For the fourth show in their 47th annual summer season - and for the first time in the theatre's history - Cortland Repertory Theatre proudly presents the Pulitzer Prize winning American classic Our Town written by Thornton Wilder. Performances will run from August 1st - 11th with evening show times at 7:30 PM.  Matinees are available on August 3, 7 and 8 at 2:00 PM.  Tickets may be purchased by calling 800-427-6160 or at the CRT Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street in Cortland. Tickets are also available for sale 24 hours a day through the CRT website at www.cortlandrep.org. CRT cautions that this is the only approved online ticket service; other online sites charge significantly higher rates for tickets and are NOT approved by CRT.

Pulitzer Prize Winning Classic OUR TOWN is Up Next at CRT Photo Pulitzer Prize Winning Classic OUR TOWN is Up Next at CRT
by Julie Musbach - Jul 25, 2018

For the fourth show in their 47th annual summer season - and for the first time in the theatre's history - Cortland Repertory Theatre proudly presents the Pulitzer Prize winning American classic Our Town written by Thornton Wilder.

Photo Flash: Cortland Rep Boogies the Night Away in SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Photo Photo Flash: Cortland Rep Boogies the Night Away in SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by Julie Musbach - Jun 20, 2018

Based on the iconic movie, featuring the Grammy Award winning songs by the Bee Gees! Tony Manero is in a dead end job at a Brooklyn paint store, but he comes to life at '2001 Odyssey', the local disco where he is the king of the dance floor!

Catch The Fever! CRT Presents SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER This Summer Photo Catch The Fever! CRT Presents SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER This Summer
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2018

For the second production in their 47th annual season of professional summer theatre, Cortland Repertory Theatre invites audiences to dust off those leisure suits and platform shoes for the musical stage version of the iconic 1970's Paramount/SRO film Saturday Night Fever. Based on a story by Nik Cohn, the movie was adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks, with the North American version written by Sean Cercone and David Abbinati.  The production features the Grammy Award winning songs by the Bee Gees.

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