Cedar Cliff Productions: A Brief History

 Cedar Cliff opened in 1959, a jointure of West Shore and Lemoyne High Schools. The new, unique facility showcased a 1300 seat auditorium with floor to ceiling windows! This feature allowed natural light for classes and assemblies and black-outs for concerts and musicals. Here, bellowed traditions were born; including the opening of Holiday concerts by the “dimming-up” of 1,000 lights on a 23-foot tree, the candlelit singing of Silent Night, and audience members joining the singing of the Hallelujah Chorus to end the concerts. Spring featured elaborate Broadway-style musicals and dynamic performances by Cedar Cliff’s many ensembles. 

In 2009-2010, the original auditorium closed for total renovation. The new, gorgeous facility now features a stunning wooden façade, state-of-the-art technology, a double lobby, control booth, acoustical clouds, and improved stag rigging. Officially opening on December 19, 2010, this beautiful area has resounded with the music and sounds of a new generation of Colts. Continuing Cedar Cliff’s many traditions, this hall has been a second home for many. Countless hours of rehearsal, heartfelt performances, significant events, and memories that last a lifetime.

Past Cedar Cliff Productions

1960 Li’l Abner 

1961 South Pacific 

1962 Plain and Fancy 

1963 The Pajama Game 

1964 The Music Man 

1965 Carousel 

1966 My Fair Lady 

1967 Bye Bye Birdie 

1968 Li’l Abner 

1969 South Pacific 

1970 West Side Story 

1971 Music Man 

1972 Oklahoma! 

1973 How to Succeed in Business 

1974 Bells are Ringing 

1975 The Sound of Music 

1976 George M! 

1977 Li’l Abner 

1978 Bye Bye Birdie 

1979 Carousel 

1980 Mame 

1981 Anything Goes 

1982 The Pajama Game 

1983 Hello Dolly 

1984 Annie 

1985 Carnival 

1986 Oliver! 

1987 Once Upon a Mattress 

1988 Grease 

1989 Where’s Charley 

1990 Little Shop of Horrors 

1991 Guys and Dolls 

1992 Hello Dolly 

1993 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum 

1994 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 

1995 Oklahoma! 

1996 Man of La Mancha 

1997 The Pirates of Penzance 

1998 Pippin 

1999 Where’s Charley? 

2000 Once On This Island 

2001 Little Shop of Horrors 

2002 Once Upon a Mattress 

2003 Tintypes 

2004 Ruddigore 

2005 Brigadoon 

2006 Fiddler on the Roof 

2007 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum 

2008 The Secret Garden 

2009 H.M.S. Pinafore 

2010 Beauty and the Beast 

2011 Jekyll and Hyde 

2012 Les Miserables 

2013 Anything Goes 

2014 Man of La Mancha 

2015 Grease 

2016 Throughly Modern Millie 

2017 Fiddler on the Roof 

2018 The Drowsy Chaperone