Shows for Kids

Coming up this fall!

$7.00 per person.  General Admission. 

Performed by the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company! With heroic deeds and jolly adventures, The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company tell the exuberant tale of intrepid Robin Hood and his Merry Men, who jauntily escape from the clutches of the ill-disposed Sheriff of Nottingham!


$7.00 per person.  General Admission. 

The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company returns with this interactive holiday tale! The classic story is re-imagined with just two actors, and participation by the kids in the audience! A fun and funny retelling of the classic tale, great for the whole family!

Workshops for Kids


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                                    September 23-October 21


*Each class series will culminate in an exciting presentation for family and friends!

$10/class, $50 for series


K-2nd Grades: 9:30a-10:30am: Goldilocks and the Three Bears! A modern retelling of this classic tale!  Focusing on working together to tell a story, confidence, creativity, and projecting our voices to a crowd! We will perform the short play on the final day of class for families and friends! $10 per class, $50 per series.


3rd-6th Grades: 11a-12:30p: The Frog Prince…Continued! Answering the question “What happened next?!” we will learn physical comedy, theatrical movement, teamwork and ensemble acting cumulating in the a final performance of a funny way to see what happens after “Happily Ever After!” $10 per class, $50 for series.


7th-12th Grades:  1p-2:30p: : #Amifunny? Discover what it takes to a comedy actor—comedian or comedienne! Work on physical comedy, comic timing, and the trials of opposites that make comedy great! Final performance of comic scenes will be presented on the final day of class! $10 per class, $50 for series.

Click below to download a registration form today!

CRTYP Registration form sept 2017


For questions about this or any CRTYP program, contact Kris at 607-753-6161 or email at




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).