Cortland Repertory Theatre celebrates our "Ruby Jubilee" 40th Anniversary year of presenting quality, professional summer productions in Dwyer Memorial Park, Preble, NY - 10 minutes north of Homer on Route 281 from the south, or off Exit 13 of Route 81 from the north. We make our home in the National Historic Pavilion on the shores of Little York Lake. The theatre is handicapped accessible and air conditioned. The Box Office opens on Monday, May 23 for all sales at which time tickets may also be purchased online at www.cortlandrep.org.
Discounts available for Seniors, Students and Groups of 10 or more. For exact show times and dates, visit www.cortlandrep.org or call 607-756-2627 or 800-427-6160.
2011 Shows include:
Neil Simon's farce Rumors
June 8 - 18
Four well-to-do couples gather in the posh home of New York City's Deputy Mayor to celebrate his 10th anniversary, only to discover there are no servants, the hostess is missing, and the host has shot himself through the earlobe! Concerned about a possible scandal without knowing the "who", the "why" and the "what happened", all the guests frantically try to conceal the events of the evening from the police, the media and each other. Confusions and miscommunications mount, and the evening spins off into hilarity!
Chicago Book by Bob Fosse and Fred Ebb, Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb,
June 22 - July 9
In this multiple-award winning musical, Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly are two "killer-dillers" who vie for the spotlight and the headlines in search of the "American Dream": fame, fortune and acquittal from the murder! The exciting, brassy score is one of the best in all of musical theatre, including the songs "All That Jazz", "Mr. Cellophane", "Razzle Dazzle" and many more!
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Music by Andrew Lloyd Weber, Lyrics by Tim Rice
July 13 - 30
The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso, to bubble-gum pop and Elvis Presley rock 'n' roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless. This fast, frothy and fun musical will get the whole family singing along to this beautiful story!
A Murder is Announced Based on the novel by Agatha Christie, adapted by Leslie Darbon
August 3 - 13
Christie's infamous detective, the ever nosey Miss Marple, makes her appearance for the first time on the CRT stage as she tries to solve the spine-tingling mystery. It all begins when the residents of Miss Blacklock's Victorian home are shocked to read an announcement in the local newspaper which states the time and place of a murder...in their very home! Curious neighbors just happen to drop by at "murder" time, and what follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities and a race against the clock before the murderer strikes again.
The Smell of the Kill a dark comedy by Michele Lowe
August 17 - 27
Nicky, Debra and Molly are three "desperate housewives" who have tolerated one another during once-a-month "couples dinners" for years. As their unseen, uncaring husbands play golf in the dining room, the women gather in the kitchen and reveal to each other that their marriages are on the brink of disaster. When the men accidentally lock themselves in a walk-in basement meat locker used for storing deer meat, the women are faced with a life-or-death decision. Should they release the men or let them "chill"...permanently? This hysterical dark comedy will leave the audience warm with laughter!
Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins a comedy with music by Stephen Temperley