Our production is “fun and magical”!

- The Morning Call

Our production opened this weekend to amazing response! Check out The Morning Call’s wonderful review here.

Tickets can be purchased at the Will Call window beginning 1 hour before curtain. Remaining performances will be held April 30 at 7pm and May 1 at 2pm. Tickets for Adults are $10, Seniors (62+) $8, and Student (Grade 12 and under) $6.

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More than 50 actors of which nearly half are children give energetic and adorable performances at “Mary Poppins” presented by Catasauqua Area Showcase Theatre.

The fun show features an impressive and realistic-looking set that includes Number Seventeen Cherry Tree Lane, London - the Bank’s home, the nursery, the rooftops of London and a city park that was built by CAST members. The 1930s costumes, also made by the cast, also seem totally appropriate for the time period.

Some of the highlights of the show are Mary Poppin’s magical tricks which include pulling large items one after another out of her carpet bag. She also magically fixes the kitchen after the children and household servant Robertson Ay, played by Scott Shander, who serves as comic relief, nearly destroy it.

The show is best when it fills the stage with its enthusiastic cast for big production numbers. Popular songs include “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Feed the Birds,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” and “Anything Can Happen.” - The Morning Call

Looking for more information about joining CAST? Feel free to reach out to us via email, we are always looking for individuals to help us with various aspects of the show.

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 mcall.com.

 

Have questions about our organization and upcoming productions? Email nothsteinw@hotmail.com.

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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…