Announcing our 2016 production!

Important dates:

Production Meeting - Monday, October 26 @ 7:00pm in the Sheckler Elementary School Cafeteria

Auditions - Sunday, November 22 from 1:00-9:00pm, Sheckler Elementary School

Callbacks - Monday, November 23 from 6:00-9:00pm, Sheckler Elementary School

Performance Dates - April 22, 23, 29, 30 @ 7:00pm & April 24 and May 1 @ 2:00pm

Looking for more information about joining CAST feel free to reach out to us via email.

Thank you to the more than 2,000 people who have come out to see our 2015 production of SHREK. Audiences loved the production and The Morning Call has named us the #1 fun thing to do during the run!



CAST has been recognized in the Morning Call with a fantastic letter to the editor. View below to read the letter or visit


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About C.A.S.T.

In the early 1990’s Bill Nothstein, the art teacher at the elementary school, and Ron DeMaio, a third grade teacher, got together to produce two shows that were used as fundraisers for sick children within the school. After consecutive successes the duo decided to formalize a theatre group, originally called “The Sheckler Players,” with its first official performance being The Wizard of Oz in 1993. The shows were originally performed by elementary school staff and students and their families.

Around 1996 the name was changed to the Catasauqua Area Showcase Theatre and was open to all families within the school district. However, it wasn’t before long that the doors were open to all who were interested no matter where they lived. Since then membership has significantly grown and in some of our biggest years, our cast size, of just performers, has reached above 90 individuals. CAST is fortunate enough to bring in talent from not only Catasauqua, but many of the neighboring cities and towns as well. Since its inception in 1993, CAST has had the privilege of working with 547 individual performers! The cast size was not the only aspect of CAST to grow over the years. Read more…