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  • Holiday Photos in Santa’s Winter Wonderland!
    Santa is visiting Cortland for 2 days in our “new” North Pole setting! Plan your holiday photos - kids, families, singles, couples, even pets! Photos will be snapped and emailed for your holiday greeting! New this year, more activities for kids! Visit “Mrs. Claus’s Coloring Casa”, “Rudolph’s Face Painting Barn” and “Frosty’s Hot Chocolate Villa”! $10 per photo setup
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  • The Story of Ebenezer Scrooge
    FOR THE KIDS! A live, interactive holiday performance presented by the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company! The classic holiday story is re-imagined with just two actors, and participation by the kids in the audience! Ebenezer Scrooge is a nasty, mean, snarling old geezer who cares only for his money. His one and only friend visits him as a ghost, and starts him on a journey that melts his icy heart and teaches him the joys of caring for, and giving to others. A fun and funny retelling of the classic tale, just for kids! General Admission: $ 7.00 per person
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  • THE SANTALAND DIARIES
    by David Sedaris, adapted by Joe Mantello This hilarious one-man show is based on humorist/author David Sedaris' well-known memoir of his brief, misguided career as a Macy's elf. Delivering a blizzard of laughs, this well-aimed skewer of the holiday season introduces us to Crumpet the Elf, a down-on-his-luck actor forced to work at Santaland at peak season. Surrounded by fake trees, foul-mouthed moms, not-so-jolly Santas, and crying kids forced to smile for photos, Crumpet shows us the bawdy and irreverent side of the mistletoe. Meant for mature elves who like a little jeer with their cheer! A co-production with Open Stage of Harrisburg. Contains adult language. Refreshments & beer/wine cash bar Adults $32.00; Seniors & Students $30.00
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  • NEW YEAR’S EVE COMMUNITY DANCE!
    Ring in the New Year at the best party in the area while dancing the night away to the greatest pop hits of all time! Plus, you can stay warm inside on a chilly New Year’s Eve and then have a front row seat to the Midnight Main Street Clock Tower ball drop and fireworks!Beer/wine cash bar $10 in advance, $15 at the door
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  • Trivia Night!
    Test your knowledge on sports, movies, literature, pop culture and much more! Beer/Wine Cash Bar! $5.00 per person, 4 people on a team
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  • Walkin’ The Line: A Tribute to Johnny Cash
    The Man in Black is BACK! Take a trip back in time with Scott Moreau (Johnny Cash) and his Died Drunk Boys as they journey through the music that made Johnny Cash the Man In Black. With stories and anecdotes told in Johnny's own words, this amazing show features the songs "The Ring Of Fire", "Folsom Prison Blues", "Walk The Line", "Man In Black", "10 Feet High" and many more! Close your eyes… you’ll swear you’re with man himself! Beer/Wine Cash Bar will be available. All Tickets: $35.00
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  • Trivia Night!
    Test your knowledge on sports, movies, literature, pop culture and much more! Beer/Wine Cash Bar! $5.00 per person, 4 people on a team
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  • Paul Draper in "Mysteries of the Mind"
    Prepare to be astonished! Direct from Las Vegas! Interactive, family friendly and educational, this fascinating evening of entertainment weaves mind reading, mystery and storytelling into a theatrical journey where YOU are the star of the show! Paul Draper is an anthropologist, magician and mentalist who has traveled the world in search of magic and mysteries. He reaches into minds, tells what people are thinking and predicts a person’s actions before they make them. From his research as an anthropologist, he relates entertaining stories about ancient men and women of mystery who created stunning feats of the mind that are then recreated before your eyes. Audience members are baffled and amazed! Beer/Wine Cash Bar will be available. All Tickets: $25.00
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  • "Death Joins the Club" Mystery Dinner Theatre
    The CRT Guild's annual murder mystery dinner theatre production includes a buffet Style dinner by Linani’s Catering with appetizers, main course, dessert and coffee service. A beer/wine cash bar will be available. Starring the Acme Mystery Company! "Noses up, everyone! You and the other members of the posh Pfieffer Hills Country Club are gathering to consider applications for membership and you want to look your snobby best. Members of the wealthy elite are dying to get in, or rather, are waiting for you to die so they can get in. A word to the wise, dear member: some applicants are less patient than others!" Early Bird Ticket Special: $50.00 if purchased by Jan 31; tickets are $55.00 – Feb 1st and after. Note that on-line sales are not available for this event. Please call 800-427-6160 or visit our Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street for tickets.
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  • Trivia Night!
    Test your knowledge on sports, movies, literature, pop culture and much more! Beer/Wine Cash Bar! $5.00 per person, 4 people on a team
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  • Comedian Keith Barany
    Who doesn’t need a laugh in an upstate New York winter?! This former NYC native, now living in Utah (!) has a “fresh, original, comic voice“ and has been called “the wittiest comic working today”! A clean (PG-rated) comedian, he’s worked as a TV writer for Seinfeld, The Jimmy Kimmel Show and the Emmys, and has been the comedy headliner on 9 overseas US military tours. A steady performer in Vegas, Keith has appeared at the Stardust, Excalibur and Caesar’s to name a few, and appeared with Jerry Seinfeld, Joan Rivers, Ray Romano and Jon Stewart! Beer/Wine Cash Bar will be available. All tickets: $20.00
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  • Jeri Sager – “This BROAD’s Way”
    A Broadway singer, actress and recording artist, Ms. Sager makes her CNY debut with a songbook of some of the best loved Broadway songs! A veteran of numerous touring productions, she has delighted international audiences of all ages with her portrayals of Grizabella in "Cats", Fantine in "Les Miserables" and Eva Peron in "Evita". She performs all over the US, England, the Caribbean, Japan, Mexico and Canada, and has had the honor of singing for Presidents Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush, Pope John Paul II and while with the USO, for both American and British troops.  A classy, musical New York City night on the town...right here in Cortland! Beer/Wine cash bar available. All tickets: $25.00
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  • THE QUEEN OF BINGO
    A CRT Downtown Production. A comedy by Jeanne Michels and Phyllis Murphy. Where can two sisters on the other side of fifty, who want to add a little zest to their lives, find it? BINGO! On any bingo night at St. Joseph's, you can find Father Mac, Cindy Conklin, Marge Meranski, and the many colorful regulars we meet through the eyes of Sis and Babe. They dish the dirt, giggle like school girls and LOVE Bingo! Sis is a good loser who just loves to play. Babe is a player who has GOT to win. They compliment (and drive each other crazy) as only sisters can. "If there's anything more Catholic than nuns, it's bingo…this play explores the phenomenon…in surprising depth.“ - Chicago Reader. “…a jackpot of a show!" -Bingo Bugle. Each performance includes a live Bingo game with the audience! Adults: $32.00; Students/Seniors $30.00
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  • Todd Meredith and The Rave-Ons - “All Request”
    AN ALL REQUEST CONCERT! You've heard them tell the story of Buddy Holly and The Crickets, and recreate Buddy’s last concert. Now, hear them tell YOUR story! Audience members will have the opportunity to fill out request cards when purchasing tickets, naming their favorite song and explaining why it is special to them, their spouse…or anyone! Todd and the guys will share these stories and perform the songs. The result is a completely unique concert, chosen by YOU! Choose from a vast list of Buddy Holly favorites, classic 50's hits by other great artists, and some of The Rave-Ons' favorite pop songs by Buddy's successors. Beer/Wine Cash Bar will be available. All Tickets: $35.00
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  • The 39 Steps
    Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of brilliant physical comedy and you have this award winning, fast-paced comedy! This theatrical treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, a train chase, missing fingers, numerous hats and some good old-fashioned romance! A man with a boring life meets a woman who says she's a spy. When she is murdered, a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" is hot on the man's trail in a nationwide manhunt. This leads to an unforgettable evening of laughs and theatrical magic!
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  • La Cage Aux Folles
    “We Are What We Are!” This multiple Tony-Award winning musical remains one of Broadway’s all time greatest hits! After twenty years of un-wedded bliss Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better-or-worse, get a bit of both when Georges' son (fathered during a one-night fling) announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a closed-minded politician. Further complicating the situation is the “family business”: Albin and Georges run a drag nightclub in St. Tropez, where Albin is the star performer “Zaza”. When the families plan a "normal" dinner, it turns out to be anything but! This is a wonderful, uplifting family show...for every kind of family!
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  • Footloose
    Kick off your Sunday shoes and cut loose! This explosive rock and roll musical based on the 1980s hit film sizzles with the same spirit of youth, rebellion and romance! City boy Ren thinks his life is over when he is forced to move to Bomont, a rural backwater town. But things are worse than he could have imagined, because the town bans dancing of any kind! It isn’t long before Ren can’t resist breaking the rules…and he’s not alone! With high-energy choreography and classic pop hits including Holding Out for a Hero, Almost Paradise, Let’s Hear it for the Boy and of course the unforgettable title tune, this is a sensational musical the whole family can enjoy!
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  • The Velveteen Rabbit
    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.   Kids are encouraged to bring their favorite stuffed toy to the performance!
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  • Appointment with Death
    “You see, don’t you, that she’s got to be killed?” Agatha Christie has long been a CRT audience favorite, and this exotic mystery is the "Mistress of Murder" at her best! While touring Jerusalem, an international group of travelers, including a young English doctor, her French colleague, a debonair American, and the belligerent Lady Westholme are joined by the domineering Mrs. Boynton and her four stepchildren who are kept firmly under her thumb. On a sightseeing tour to the desert, one of the travelers is murdered and someone is a murderer! All are suspects, but even the best amateur sleuth will never foresee the surprise twist ending!
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  • Nana’s Naughty Knickers
    Regional Premiere! This Senior Citizen’s sexy sideline will leave you in stitches! Bridget and her Grandmother are about to become roommates. However, what Bridget saw as a unique opportunity to stay with her favorite Nana in New York City for the summer quickly turns into an experience she’ll never forget. It seems her sweet Grandma is running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling hand-made naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five borough area! Will Bridget be able to handle all the excitement? Will her Nana get arrested - or worse! - evicted?
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  • Life Could Be A Dream
    Featuring the greatest “doo-wop” hits of the ‘60’s! Take another trip to Springfield (the home town of the Marvelous Wonderettes!) and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a fledgling doo-wop singing group preparing to enter the Big Whopper Radio contest to realize their dreams of making it to the big time! Trouble comes in the form of Lois, who arrives to put some polish on the boys. Denny falls in love, Wally falls in line, Eugene falls apart, and along comes handsome heartthrob Skip to send the whole situation spinning. The '60s hits say it all: Fools Fall in Love, Tears on My Pillow, Runaround Sue, Earth Angel, Unchained Melody, and many more!
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  • Fall Fiber Arts Festival
    Held at the Little York Lake Pavilion, 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble, NY. Featuring a wide variety of vendors selling * Knitting and Spinning Supplies * Felting * Yarn * Pelts * Raw Fleeces * Blankets * Shawls * Clothing * Roving * Unique Fiber Products * Crafts * Christmas Gifts * Sheep * Handcrafted woodworking and pottery * Soaps and Maple Products * …and much more! $5.00 admission for the public to benefit Cortland Repertory Theatre. Kids 12 and under FREE
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