Shows for Kids

Coming up this summer!


$7.00 per person.  General Admission.  Show running time is roughly 45 minutes.

In the imaginative world of toys, life begins when humans leave the room.  When one group of toys discovers a velveteen rabbit, they learn what it means to be truly loved by their owner.  Adapted from the classic children’s story, this unique “toy story” tells the “tail” of the unconditional love between a child and his toy bunny.  Children (and adults!) are encouraged to bring their favorite stuffed toy to the performance with which to enjoy the performance!

Workshops for Kids


The return of......


CRTYP's 4-H style theatre club for teens in Grades 6-12!

$20 to join for the spring season

Meeting Wednesday evenings 7-9pm:  Beginning April 12 and running through May 17th

The Playmakers Club is a relaxed place to learn more about theatre topics, focusing on games, technical work, acting, and more!

This session will focus on the performance opportunities involved in creating a LIVE ACTION BOARD GAME!   Is it Clue? Battleship? Candyland?

Create characters, make theatre into live action gaming, and let your creativity run wild!



Daily Theatrical Workshops for students in grades 5-12 in the 2016-17 school year

Held at the Little York Pavilion, 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble.


4 weeks of programming: Mon - Fri, July 5 - July 28,  9am-2pm

Weeks Dedicated to: Improvisation and Acting! Musical Theatre! Technical Theatre! Putting on a Show! Using Shrek and CRT’s Footloose to teach theatre topics!

Come to one week or ALL Weeks!

Payments may be made daily ($22.00), weekly ($100.00) or the entire session ($300).

The week of July 5th-July 8th will be prorated for any student attending only that week.

Progressive education designed to build skills each week!

Introducing New Instructor, Bill Ralbovsky!

 "Stars of Tomorrow" is a 4 week workshop for teens grades 5-12 designed to be progressive—building upon skill learned the week before—OR it can be taken in one week segments! The NEW re-imagined theatrical workshop will be taught by teacher/actor/director Bill Ralbovsky, and will use scenes and themes from the musical Shrek along with CRT’s summer presentation of Footloose to explore acting in comedy and improvisation, audition techniques and professional materials (like headshots!), fight choreography, puppetry, makeup, costuming, scenic design processes, dancing, singing, and more!


Click here to download a STARS registration form!

Click here to download the STARS informational flier!

For more information or to register today, call 607-753-6161

or email


The Musical Theatre Adventure camp!

For students in grades K-5 in the 2016-17 school year

Held at the Homer Center for the Arts, 72 South Main Street, Homer

July 31-August 4th, with a performance on August 5th at 10:00 a!

Showstoppers, Grades K-2: 9:30a-12:30p daily

Superstars, Grades 3-5: 2:00p-5:00p daily

Acting! Singing! Dancing! Teamwork! Problem Solving! Fun!

No experience necessary!

$150 per participant

Introducing New Instructors, Alexis Field and Riley Thomas!

Alexis and Riley will present the best of Showstoppers and Superstars, creating a process-based musical theatre workshop in which students develop musical theatre skills— acting, singing, and dancing! Your Showstoppers and Superstars will work on cooperation and self-esteem through confidence in self-presentation, all while creating an exciting original show for parents and friends!

For more information, call 800-427-6160 and ask for Kris; or email

Click here to download the SHOWSTOPPERS AND SUPERSTARS flier and registration form!

Pavilion Awards



The winners for the 14th annual Cortland Repertory Theatre “Pavilion Awards” were announced on Sunday, June 12, at the national historic Little York Pavilion, home to CRT.  The awards, sponsored by First Niagara Bank, recognize outstanding achievement in local high school theatre during the 2015-16 school year.

Trophies were presented to the winners in a ceremony hosted by Producing Artistic Director Kerby Thompson and CRT Youth Programs Manager Kris Behnke. Presenters included cast members of CRT’s productions of “The Fox on the Fairway”.  Each of the six nominated high schools that produced musicals - Cortland, Dryden, Groton, Homer, McGraw and Tully - performed a musical number from their production. Before the ceremony, the CRT Board and Guild hosted a reception downstairs in the Pavilion, where photos were taken of all the nominees in each category.

The student and production recipients of the awards are as followings:

Best Musical: My Fair Lady (Groton)

Best Play: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Homer)

Visual Musical Ensemble: My Fair Lady (Groton)

Vocal Musical Ensemble: My Fair Lady (Groton)

Play Ensemble: 12 Angry Jurors (Tully)


Lead Actor in a Musical: David Perfetti (Homer)

Lead Actor in a Play: David Perfetti (Homer)

Lead Actress in a Musical: Brooke Jackson (Groton)

Lead Actress in a Play: Haley Fowler-Conner (Tully)


Supporting Actor in a Musical: Kenian Ulrich (Homer)

Supporting Actor in a Play: Stephen Hyde (Homer)

Supporting Actress in a Musical: Kate Halstead (Homer)  

Supporting Actress in a Play: Elsa Gauss (Tully)


Featured Actor in a Musical: Evan Ulrich (Homer)

Featured Actor in a Play: Gerrit Van Dyne (Tully)

Featured Actress in a Musical:  Hope Twitchell (Groton)

Featured Actress in a Play: Liz Ferguson (Tully)


Technical Achievement: Connor Beattie (Cortland)


“Rising Star” Award, recognizing middle school students who were in high school productions:  Brok Montesano (McGraw)


“Theatre As Education” Award: McGraw’s production of “Suessical”

Student Written One-Act Play: “Gal Pals” by Rhianna Eleck & Katie Musci (Cortland)

Scholarships, for students continuing their education in the performing arts:  Each recipient received a check for $500.  Connor Beattie (Cortland), Cassidy Halpin (Cortland), Kendra Walkuski (Dryden), Brooke Jackson (Groton), Bailey Kote (Homer), David Perfetti (Homer) and Joel Perfetti (Homer).

“Most Valuable Player” Awards, voted by the students themselves, a winner from each production: Brian Barnes (Cortland: One-Act Play Festival), Mollie Walts (Cortland: The Nut Factory), Cassidy Halpin (Cortland: Loserville), Laurie Hickie (Dryden: Zombie Prom), Logan Roberts (Groton: My Fair Lady),  Mikaela Elkins (Homer: A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Joel Perfetti (Homer: South Pacific), Asia Stauber (McGraw: Suessical), Peyton Wolf and Lucas Peterson (Tully: 12 Angry Jurors), and Emily Teeter (Tully: Lucky Stiff).