2019 Ray of Light Awards

Ray of Light Awards:  Central Pennsylvania H.S. Theatre Honors

It’s the 11th Annual Ray of Light Awards!!

Join us in the theatre, then on WNEP2, for the best-of-the-best in high school stage productions!  25 productions from 16 area schools are hoping to grab a hold of their own Ray of Light!  The event is conceived, adjudicated and produced by Williamsport’s Community Theatre League.

Event:  Saturday, May 25, 2019 at The Community Arts Center, Williamsport

Broadcast:  Tuesday, June 11, 2019 on WNEP2 at 8pm


Saturday, May 25, 2019:  the gala event begins at 12:00pm with the Red Carpet Arrival.  All participating high schools will strut their stuff as they arrive at the Community Arts Center, Williamsport.  Then, at 2:00pm sharp, the curtain rises on the Ray of Light Awards:  19 awards and 2 scholarships will be revealed and presented.  Live the tension and excitement as the “Best of…” awards are presented by the Community Theatre League.

Click here for a list of the Nominees.

Join us again after the event for a look at some performances and the award winners.


Tuesday, June 11, 2019:  All of northeastern and central Pennsylvania is treated to the awards ceremony and performances on WNEP2.  Airtime is:  8:00pm.


When high school students hit the stage across our area, the audience hushes, the curtain rises, and the lights go up.  As the show begins, the butterflies turn to excitement and the scene comes alive!  The students, through a whole host of theatrical resources, will evoke joy, sadness, excitement and most of all: awe.

In central Pennsylvania, excellence on stage is recognized in the form of the Ray of Light Awards, presented by the Community Theatre League of Williamsport.

The goal of the awards:  recognizing the efforts of area schools while honoring the memory of a man who made theatre a major part of his life, Mr. Ray Phillips.

Come out to the Community Arts Center, and then watch it all over again on WNEP2.

Click Here for a look at the school performances!

Click Here for a look at some of the photos taken at the event.

Special thanks to the Community Theatre League and Community Arts Center, Williamsport.

The event is sponsored in part by:  the Pennsylvania College of Technology, Staiman Recycling Corporation, the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts, Inc., and byWNEP-TV.

The WNEP2 broadcast is sponsored in part by:  Weis Markets.

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