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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

2012 Hall of Fame Ceremony September 6

Athe      A ceremony will be held to Honor the Second Annual Hall of Fame Inductees into the
            Cresson Lake Playhouse Hall of Fame:
            Date: Thursday, September 6, 2012
            Time: prior to the performance of "Come Blow Your Horn"
            Location: Cresson Lake Playhouse
                279 Shapiro Road
                Loretto, PA 15931

            The 2012 Inductees:
Mr. Kenneth Resinski – Artistic Director
Mrs. Bonnie Resinski – Costume Designer
Mrs. Molly Riva – Director, Choreographer, Actress

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.

Cresson 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 call 814-472-4333.

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