Pennsylvania College of Technology
Pennsylvania College of Technology has been a long time partner of the Community Arts Center and has played a major role in the reopening and renovation of the theater. The college was key to the successful reopening of The Community Arts Center in the spring of 1993. The CAC provides the college with a venue to bring in lecturers and films, hold alumni relation events, and a space for faculty retreats. The ornate CAC stage and theater offers a beautiful backdrop each year for the hundreds of students participating in PCT commencement graduation ceremonies. The Community Arts Center appreciates the critical support provided by Pennsylvania College of Technology year after year!
“Lycoming College hosted its Honors Convocation at the Community Arts Center for the first time in the spring of 2017. It was amazing how the change in venue elevated the event for the students being honored, their parents and families, and our faculty and staff. Finally, the CAC opens our students’ eyes to terrific performances during their regular season that expand their culture and add to their humanity.” – Amy Reyes, Director of Alumni Relations, Lycoming College
Lycoming College and the CAC have a strong connection and share a mutual love for music and theater. The CAC has partnered with the college to provide a space for the music and theater departments to perform and collaborate with other community organizations. Students in the orchestra and choir enjoy being able to perform and share their passion with community members on the beautiful CAC stage. This partnership is beginning to grow as Lycoming College students begin to intern with the CAC and dive more into the culture of the performing arts.
Educational Series Coalition Schools
Each year, schools in the regional area partner with the CAC to provide over 10,000 students the opportunity to experience live professional performances. These hand-picked programs line up with the curriculum being taught in the classroom and provide students with opportunities they may not have access to by collaborating with schools in our region. The CAC is able to provide these children with fun scholastic outings that expand learning beyond the classroom.
“The Educational Series has proven to be a great benefit and a welcome opportunity for our students to enjoy the arts. As a district, we value the partnership the Community Arts Center has developed to bring these enriched experiences to the area and make them available to our schools.”
–Susan L, Bigger, Williamsport Area School District
Williamsport Area School District
South Williamsport Area School District
Loyalsock Township School District
Sullivan County School District
Montgomery Area School District
Jersey Shore Area School District
Montoursville Area School District
Muncy School District
East Lycoming School District
Student Summer Stock
The Student Summer Stock program offers high school students in the regional area the opportunity to participate in and learn how to produce a show for a performing arts theater. Each summer a production is picked and auditions are held for students in grade 7th through 12th. With help from students and staff in the Lycoming College Theater Department, the set and costumes are created. Students are able to take what they learn during the program and apply it to their individual schools’ programs. The community looks forward to this production every summer and it has become a true testament to quality and quantity of available talent in the Greater Williamsport area. This year’s performance will be Man of La Mancha. The CAC is excited to be a part of another great student production!