Athe A ceremony will be held to Honor the Second
Annual Hall of Fame Inductees into the
Cresson Lake Playhouse Hall of Fame:
Thursday, September 6, 2012
prior to the performance of "Come Blow Your Horn"
Cresson Lake Playhouse
Mr. Kenneth Resinski – Artistic
Mrs. Bonnie Resinski – Costume
Mrs. Molly Riva – Director,
The Cresson Lake Playhouse Hall
of Fame recognizes the achievements and dedication to theatre arts exemplified by
individuals who worked unselfishly to foster the growth, availability, and appreciation
of theater arts. The individuals have
also made outstanding contributions to the success of Cresson Lake Playhouse
through exemplification of the Cresson Lake Playhouse mission: honor, preserve, and promote the arts.
The Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding
individuals whose commitment, contribution, and accomplishments continue to
honor the historical development of the theatre and positively impact the
artistic culture of the Central Pennsylvania Region.
The Cresson Lake Playhouse Hall
of Fame award and recognition bears witness that those inducted in the Hall of
Fame shall be forever honored. Mr.
Kenneth Resinski, Artistic Director and Co-founder of Playhouse in 1974 brought
the vision to bring live theatre to the patrons of the Central Pennsylvania
Region to life. The first show “I
Remember Mama” was produced in July 1974. Mr. Resinski served as the Artistic Director
at Cresson Lake Playhouse for 11 years. His
artistic vision provided a showcase for non-professional talent to share the
joy and excitement of live theatre and quality entertainment to Central
Pennsylvania. Mr. Resinski is currently the Director of S.T.A.
R. Production Theatre at St. Francis University, Loretto and holds a Master of Arts
in Theatre from Villanova University.
Mrs. Bonnie Resinski was the Costume
Designer for Cresson Lake Playhouse for over 10 years. She was a volunteer who spent endless hours designing
and sewing costumes for the theatre because she has a passion for the arts. Her designs were works of art. Bonnie’s designs have always been historically
accurate, dazzling, and the visual cornerstone of Cresson Lake Playhouse
productions. Currently, Mrs. Resinski
teaches English at Northern Cambria High School.
Eleanor Lantzy, founder of
Cresson Lake Playhouse, spoke highly of Mr. and Mrs. Resinski and expressed her
regard for the Resinski’s vision and dedication to the arts. She believed the Resinski’s passion for
perfection set a high standard for quality productions at the theatre. Their unselfish efforts contributed to the continued
success of the Playhouse.
Mrs. Molly Riva has contributed
her time, talent, and effort to Cresson Lake Playhouse. She has been integral to many successful theatre
productions. A native of Pittsburgh, PA,
Molly moved to the area in 2001 with her husband Paul. Molly was active in Pittsburgh Musical Theatre
throughout her young life. When she married Paul and relocated to the Central
PA region, she feared there would not be an outlet or opportunity for her passion
in the world of theater. She was cast
and first appeared on the Cresson Lake Playhouse stage in 2002. Molly premiered as a lead in her first two
2004 productions: Marty, in GREASE and Janet, in Richard O’Brien’s, Rocky
Horror Show. Since her initial
performance, Molly has gone on to appear in two more production and direct six
productions. Molly served as director
for the productions of Annie, My Favorite
Year, The Secret Garden, Godspell, Avenue Q, and most recently this summer,
director, actor, and choreographer for Legally
Blonde. Molly’s vision and
dedication to Cresson Lake Playhouse continues to provide cultural enrichment to
actors, staff, and patrons of Central Pennsylvania.
Lake Playhouse to honor inductees into the HALL OF FAME. The ceremony begin 7:00pm with light refreshments
served on the porch with the ceremony prior to the 8:00 p.m. curtain time of Come Blow Your Horn. For Information please