Cortland Repertory Theatre Announces 50th Anniversary Summer Season

Cortland Repertory Theatre has announced the activities for their 50th anniversary summer season. Running from June 8 to August 20, patrons will have the chance to see a variety of entertainment at the Little York Pavilion in Preble, NY

This summer, the Cortland Repertory Theatre will showcase three musicals and two plays, including “Hair”, “Over the River and Through the Woods” and “Kiss Me, Kate”. June 8 -18, the CRT will debut their rendition of the tribal rock musical “Hair”, featuring music by Galt MacDermot and lyrics by Gerome Ragni.  The show examines what it means to be a young person in a changing world, with spotlights on identity, community and global responsibility. 

From June 22 – July 1, patrons will enjoy a revival of “Over the River and Through the Woods” by Joe DiPietro. Originally produced in 2005, this fan favorite comedy tells the story of a young Italian man navigating moving away from his family as they do everything in their power to stop him. 

From July 6 – 16, the second CRT revival will make its appearance with the return of “Kiss me, Kate”. Originally performed in 1984, this musical mixes unique characters with classic songs like ‘So In Love’ and ‘Too Darn Hot’. 

From July 20 – 30, patrons can enjoy the regional premiere of Agatha Christie’s murder mystery “Murder on the Orient Express”. The stage version of this classic mystery will be a special treat to CRT audiences.

Ending the summer is a special production of Mary Poppins, running from August 3 – 20. Although based on the Disney film and stories by P.L. Travers, new songs and music will be added to enhance the musical’s magic. The classic childhood story will enchant those who see it.

Every show will be held indoors, as opposed to last year’s season, and CRT has taken great precautions to keep all attendees safe. New technology has been installed in all theatre facilities, including the Pavilion’s theatre and backstage area, as a way to filter air and reduce the amount of germs transmitted. Covid guidelines will be finalized at a later date.

Five-show summer subscriptions, as well as more ticket information, can be found here.

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