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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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For Summer Performances at the Little York Pavilion –
6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble, NY 13141

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24 - 26 Port Watson St
Cortland, NY 13045


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Announcing our exciting 2014 Summer Season!

Boeing Boeing

June 4 - 14

by Marc Camoletti 

translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans

A high-flying, Tony Award winning farce!  Swinging American bachelor Bernard couldn't be happier - he has a posh flat in Paris and is engaged to three gorgeous stewardesses! Thanks to complex airline schedules, each lady doesn't know about the others. But Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his college buddy Robert comes to visit and a new, faster Boeing jet throws off his careful scheduling! Soon all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, Robert forgets which made-up stories to tell to whom, and door slamming begins!

opening night & reception:

June 4


June 6 & 13

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All Shook Up!

June 18 - July 5

Book by Joe DiPietro

Inspired by and featuring the songs of ELVIS PRESLEY

You “Can’t Help Falling in Love” with this high energy rockin’ musical, with a plot inspired by Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing”!   It's 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state comes a jean-wearing, motorcycle-riding, guitar-playing roustabout who sets the townspeople on their collective ear! Love is the answer to all problems in this musical fantasy, and you’ll jump out of your blue suede shoes with the hits Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock, Don't Be Cruel, Love Me Tender, and many more! Great fun for all ages!

opening night & reception:

June 18


June 20, 27
and July 4

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Les Misérables

July 9 - July 26

Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer; Book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg 

Based on the novel by Victor Hugo

The international smash-hit musical!

At once an adventure tale, a love story and a powerful affirmation of the human spirit, this multiple-award winning musical tells the story of Jean Valjean in his life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert. Rich in soaring melodies that have become popular standards, the score includes the modern classics I Dreamed a Dream, Master of the House, and On My Own.  Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables packs an emotional wallop that continues to thrill audiences everywhere!

opening night  & reception:

July 9


July 11, 18, 25

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Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily

July 30 - August 9

by Katie Forgette   


A new case for the wit and wisdom of Sherlock Holmes!  Fiction and fantasy blend when Oscar Wilde brings his dear friend, Lillie Langtry (otherwise known as “The Jersey Lily”) to Baker Street for Sherlock’s help. Highly intimate letters that Lillie exchanged with the Prince of Wales have been stolen and now she is being blackmailed.  Intrigued, Holmes is on the case! Meanwhile Watson falls head-over-heels for the striking young lady while wicked Professor Moriarty attempts to bring the Crown to its knees! Great fun for mystery lovers and adventure seekers!

opening night & reception:

July 30


August 1 & 8

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Making God Laugh

August 13 - 23

“A comedy of planners” by Sean Grennan  


Family holiday celebrations have never been this funny – or this true to life! Join Ruthie and Bill, a couple of "empty nest" parents, as they host their three adult children — a former football star, an aspiring actress and a devout priest — over the course of 30 years of family holiday celebrations. As they gather for Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year’s and Easter, their lives experience unexpected twists and turns and their plans careen more and more off-course. It may just be like seeing your own family on stage!  This clever play is a heartwarming spin on Woody Allen’s joke, "If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans!"

opening night & reception:

August 13


August 15 & 22

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Ring of Fire - the Music of Johnny Cash

August 27 - September 13

Created by Richard Maltby, Jr.

Conceived by William Meade   

The iconic songbook of The Man in Black! Pull on your boots and enjoy this unique musical filled with songs about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and home and family as only Johnny Cash could sing them. More than two dozen classic hits — including I Walk The Line, A Boy Named Sue, Daddy Sang Bass, I’ve Been Everywhere, Folsom Prison Blues, and the title tune — performed by a multi-talented cast, paint a musical portrait of The Man in Black that promises to be a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to this uniquely American legend! 

opening night & reception:

August 27


August 29,  September 5 & 12

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...and for the kids!

Alice in Wonderland

July 10, 12, 18 & 19

A participation play by local playwright Kim L. Hubbard    

The classic story of Alice’s trip down the rabbit hole is brought to life on the CRT stage in this new, fun-filled adaptation!  Join Alice as she meets all the familiar characters – the frantic White Rabbit, the loony Mad Hatter and March Hare at their outlandish tea party, the mysterious Caterpillar and the “off with her head” Red Queen! The play emphasizes how important imagination is, and how children should let their minds feel free to dream the impossible, the fantastic, and the really weird.  With silly, over-the-top characters, kids will love the fun, zaniness of it all. Most importantly, our version stresses that it’s okay to be different because sometimes that leads us on some wonderful adventures!

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