Cranberry is a delightful town, bursting with charming sights and rich culture. The town of Cranberry boasts a number of special events and attractions to entertain the whole community. One exceptional venue is just minutes away from your home in Cranberry-the Comtra Theatre.
THE COMTRA THEATRE
This enchanting theater was founded in 1983, deriving its name from a combination of "comedy" and "tragedy". The Comtra boasts year-round productions of a variety of shows, from beloved musicals to moving dramas.
The theater boasts unique, intimate "in the round" seating. Guests sit on all sides of the stage, which is level with the front row. This up-close-and-personal atmosphere allows the audience to become fully immersed in each performance.
The Comtra Theatre group chooses a wide range of diverse shows to perform each year, hoping to promote a love of the arts and an appreciation of different cultures.
The 2018 theatrical season is well underway. The Comtra has a line-up of amazing shows that are sure to dazzle and delight!
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER (APRIL 6-21)
Get ready to be swept away for adventure on the high seas! This show follows the journey of a very special orphan who eventually becomes the fabled Peter Pan. Pirates, treasure, and a fearsome villain create a whimsical story that is fun for all ages.
HEATHERS (MAY 4-19)
This comedic rock musical is tons of fun and has a dangerously dark side. Based on the cult film classic from 1988, Heathers takes the audience back to high school for a closer look at what happens when popular cliques become a little too popular.
FOOTLOOSE (JUNE 1-16)
The entire audience will be tapping their toes to the fabulous music of Footloose. This heartfelt story takes place in a small town with some very strict rules. Dancing is believed to be an inappropriate outlet for teens-so much so that it's actually banned. The reverend's daughter just happens to have a rebellious streak, and when she falls for the new guy in school, the calm, strict order of the town begins to fall apart.
ALL SHOOK UP (JULY 6-21)
Elvis fans will go crazy over this extraordinary musical comedy. A sleepy midwest town gets more than it bargained for when a guitar-playing rebel rides into town. The show boasts beloved Elvis classics like "All Shook Up", "A Little Less Conversation", and "Jailhouse Rock".
THE LITTLE MERMAID (AUGUST 3-18)
This treasured Disney classic lights up the stage with gorgeous costumes and breathtaking tunes. Audiences of all ages will enjoy following Ariel on her incredible mission to be a part of the human world. Her delightful adventures on land and under the sea are sure to cast a magical atmosphere over the entire theater.
The Comtra Theatre is a fantastic venue that promotes an important understanding and appreciation of culture and the arts. Please feel free to contact us to learn more about this and other fun attractions in the Cranberry area.