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The purpose of Cortland Repertory Theatre is to offer Central New York residents and visitors of all ages an opportunity to experience, at an accessible price, the range and scope of excellent professional theatre.

CRT serves the region by providing a long term commitment to cultural enrichment and by endowing its community with a sense of pride and ownership.



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May 23, 2016

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Cortland Rep's Upcoming Events!

Sweets, Sinatra...and All That Jazz

CRT Downtown becomes a dance nightclub for Valentine's Day with drinks, elegant desserts and dancing to live jazz music performed by NYC jazz vocalist and CRT Star Marcus Goldhaber and The In Time Band!

One night only:

Saturday, February 13

Doors open at 7:30.

See the seating chart
for this event HERE.

Direct from New York City!


Marcus Goldhaber has appeared frequently on the CRT stage in such productions as The 1940’s Radio HourMy Way: The Music of Frank Sinatra and I Left My Heart: A Tribute to Tony Bennett. A remarkably talented crooner, Goldhaber has performed in almost every nightclub in New York City. His unique jazz stylings have been called “exciting, fresh and imaginative”. In fact, one reviewer said he is “reminiscent of a young Frank Sinatra”. Couples or groups of friends are welcome! Sit and enjoy great live music or cut a rug on the dance floor! An elegant dessert buffet will be available along with a beer/wine cash bar.

Reserved Seating

$35.00 per person

"A Tomb with a View" Mystery Dinner Theatre

Saturday, March 12   SOLD OUT!

Saturday, March 19   SOLD OUT!

Doors open at 6:30; dinner and show begins at 7:00

The seating for this event will be arranged by our staff on a first-ordered, first-served basis.

Hysterical Murder Mystery Dinner, starring the Acme Mystery Company!

Our Guild's annual dinner theatre production will now take place at CRT Downtown, with buffet style dinner provided by Linani’s Catering!

In this production, the mega-corporation Arrested Developments has come to the old Possum Estate, site of a tragic mining disaster many years ago, with the desire to turn it into a shopping mall. This has caused great concern among those living on…and below…the estate! In fact, the zombie descendants of the miners have hired a lawyer and plan a class-action lawsuit. Gather around, good townsfolk, and let the battle begin! 

Reserved Seating

Tickets are available at an Early Bird Special of $50.00 per person if purchased before February 9th; after that date, they will be $55.00.  Ticket price includes appetizers, dinner, dessert, and coffee plus beer/wine cash bar.

I Am My Own Wife

March 31, April 1, 2, 8, 9 at 7:30

April 3 at 2:00

See the seating chart for this show HERE.

Antique Dealer.   Transvestite.   Spy.  Survivor.

One actor.  35 Roles. 

One Amazing True Story.

A CRT Production of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award Winning Play

Not long after the fall of the Berlin Wall, playwright Doug Wright began a conversation with Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, an elegant and eccentric 65-year-old German transvestite who, against all odds, hid from the Nazis in plain sight as a woman during WWII. Wright uses more than 30 characters - all played by one actor -  to piece together Charlotte's controversial life. The winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play, I Am My Own Wifeis a profound story of survival and is still timely to this day.

Reserved Seating

Adult/Seniors - $25.00  -  Students - $20.00

The Dozen Divas!

Two shows only!

Friday, April 15 

Saturday, April 16

at 7:30

See the seating chart for this event HERE.


Direct from New York City!

Direct from NYC’s prestigious Metropolitan room, comes the amazing show starring comedienne/impressionist Dorothy Bishop.

Barbra Streisand is coming to Cortland, and she’s bringing her closest friends including Liza, Cher, Dolly, Madonna and more!  Even more amazing, they are all bottled up in one person! This internationally renowned entertainer and finalist on American’s Got Talent brings her incredible 1-woman, 12-divas show to Cortland, and will perform some of the best songs ever written; You’ll swear you’re watching the real thing! 

Refreshments and beer/wine cash bar  -  Reserved Seating

$25.00 per person

Dancin' Thru the Decades Two:

"Spring Fling"!

Saturday, April 23

7:30 - 11:30

Following our GROOVY, TOTALLY TUBULAR and AWESOME New Year's Eve dance, CRT invites everyone to another community-wide 'Dance Thru the Decades'!  The greatest dance hits from the 60's - 90's will be played, with a new decade of hits every hour!  Come and shake your groove thing and celebrate the coming of SPRING to upstate New York!

Refreshments and beer/wine cash bar

$10 in advance, $15 at the door

The Buddy Holly Tribute Band      "The Rave-Ons" return in

"The Night the Music Lived"

Two nights only!

Friday, May 13

Saturday, May 14

at 7:30

See the seating chart for this event HERE.


Direct from New York City!

Your favorite 1950's tribute band returns to Cortland in this reenactment of Buddy Holly’s final concert in Clear Lake, Iowa.  The concert includes a full band with brass instruments, and special guests “The Big Bopper” and “Ritchie Valens”.   This is unlike any concert you've seen before!

Refreshments and a beer/wine cash bar - Reserved Seating

$35.00 per person




Ken Ludwig's

The Fox on the Fairway

June 8 - 18

“Golf and sex are the only things you can enjoy without being good at them!” Come join the “teed off” gang down at the Quail Valley Country Club as they prepare to take on their archrivals, the Crouching Squirrels, in the Annual Inter-Club Golf Tournament.  With a sizable wager at stake, the contest plays out amidst romantic shenanigans, mistaken identities, a disappearing diamond, objectionable sweaters, and an exploding vase.  This regional premiere is a charming madcap adventure about love, life, and man’s eternal love affair…with golf!


West Side Story

June 22 - July 9

One of the greatest musicals of all time in its CRT debut! In this breathtaking musical, two rival gangs struggle for control of their west side New York City neighborhood. Amidst the chaos, star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria find themselves wrenched between their worlds. Beautiful, passionate, with shades of violence and heartache, this innovative adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet still dazzles after more than fifty years! The treasured songs Something’s Coming, Tonight, I Feel Pretty, Maria andAmerica have become classics in the American Songbook.  Don’t miss it!

A Chorus Line

July 13 -30

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and celebrating its 40th anniversary, this dazzling musical tells the story of the unsung heroes of the Broadway stage - the dedicated, talented and overworked chorus dancers. A nine-time Tony-Award winner, this musical and dance spectacular brings to life the dream, the thrill and the hope of the Broadway audition. With one captivating song and dance after another, this show is also a brilliant metaphor for all human aspiration. Features the classic songs What I Did For Love, I Hope I Get It, and the show-stopping One(Contains adult language and situations.)


Agatha Christie's

Cards on the Table

August 3 - 13

This rarely produced Christie classic is sure to please the mystery lover in all of us! Mr. Shaitana is a strange and wealthy collector of various kinds of art. One evening he invites Superintendent Battle of Scotland Yard and crime novelist Adriane Oliver to a dinner party to view his latest “collection”: four people who have committed murder and gotten away with it. But during a game of bridge with the group, Shaitana himself is daringly murdered!  Battle sets out to solve the crime and must catch the murderer before they lay their cards on the table for the final time!


The Kitchen Witches

August 17 - 27

Imagine Martha Stewart and Rachel Ray in a knockdown, drag-outBattle of the Cooking Stars! Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle are two low-budget cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for years, ever since Larry Biddle dated one and married the other. When circumstances put them together on a TV show called “The Kitchen Witches”, the insults are flung harder than the food! Dolly's son, who is also the TV show’s producer, tries to keep them on track, but it's a losing battle – especially when the show becomes a ratings smash!

The Marvelous Wonderettes

August 31 - Sept 10

Take a trip back in time to the 1958 Springfield High School prom and meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with classic ‘50s hits includingLollipop, Dream Lover, Stupid Cupid, andLipstick on Your Collar. Then in Act Two, jump forward in time as the girls reunite to perform at their ten-year reunion. We learn about the highs and lows the girls have experienced in the past decade as they sing “current” hits Leader of the Pack, Son of a Preacher Man, Rescue Me and I Only Want To Be With You!  Featuring over 30 classic hits, this show is a funny musical trip down memory lane!


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