WEST SIDE STORY - Cresson Lake Playhouse

Cresson Lake Playhouse



July 24 - August 9, 2014

A milestone in musical history

West Side Story is a triumphant legend where love transcends language, time, and place. While Manhattan’s west side rumbles with the clash of Jets and Sharks, Maria and Tony seek “a somewhere” their romance can thrive. In their work that changed the course of the American musical, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents bring their award-winning genius to the immortal story of star-crossed lovers caught in a turf war of rival ethnic gangs.

Cresson Lake Playhouse production of  West Side Story is directed by Kevin Bean, with musical direction by Valerie Galcztnski, choreography provided by Carley Ingold,  scenic design by Rick Drager and Joe Houser, costume design by Julie Piotti, production stage manager is Shane Sedlemyer.

West Side Story
features Bre Corle and Tony Demi as Maria and Tony, Chris Cook as Riff, Trevin Grove  as Bernardo, Nicole Masciotra as Anita, Wyatt Cree as Chino, Anne Diminick as and Ricky Yernaux as Baby John, Lindsey Bost as Pauline, Laura Eiden as Rosalia, Grace Everett as Estella, Aislinn Feathers as Consuelo, Dwayne Gresik, A-rab, Jake Herbster as Diesel, Braden Hoffman as Action, Freddie Miller as Big Deal, Grace Misera as Anybodys/Francisca, Amy Podolitz as Velma, Chelsea Persio as Margarita, Loren Schweiger as Minnie, Blake Walter as Pepe, and Tabitha Weaver as Graziela.

While our most vivid memories of West Side Story are related to the film version, note that Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins originally conceived the piece in an abstract locale. “The setting is urban, New York like, without New York specifics, because so much of the play is explored through explosive dance and movement.”

This classic musical bravely addressed social issues, while introducing sophisticated music and extended dance scenes. It’s now seen as a major turning point which gave the musical a new and broader definition. The Grammy-winning score includes “Something’s Coming,” “Maria,” “America,” “Somewhere,” “Tonight,” “I Feel Pretty,” “Jet Song,” and “Cool.”

West Side Story will be performed from July 24 through August 9, 2014

Curtain Times:  Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinee @ 2:00 pm.

Single Tickets:  Adults $18                Students under18 - $12

For more information or to place your order for tickets please call the CLP offices at 814-472-4333 Monday through Friday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Tickets will also be available at the door. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Box Office Manager at 814-472-4333 or email at CressonLakePlayhouse@verizon.net.

Now in its 40th season the Cresson Lake Playhouse Theatre Company, and has infused the community with quality, live theatre to entertain, to allow actors to fulfill their stage dreams and prepared many theatrical technicians over the years at the “barn.”




West Side Story


July 24 – August 9, 2014


Cresson Lake Playhouse
279 Shapiro Road

Loretto, PA 15940


TuesdaySaturday @ 7:30 p.m.

Sunday July 27 & August 3 @ 2:00 p.m.


$18.00 for adults;
Students under 18 – at the rate of $12.00

Box Office:




Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 7:30pm to Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 7:30pm