Thank you and Breaking News!

Thank you to everyone who came out to support Annie Warbucks. You all helped to make our production a success and we can’t wait to see you next year.

We are so excited to share with you that our Spring 2015 production will be Shrek The Musical.

A production meeting will be held on October 20th at 7:00pm in Sheckler Elementary School. Auditions will be held on November 9th and 10th, also at Sheckler Elementary School. All are welcome and invited to join us for this year’s production. Shrek offers many opportunities for performers of all ages. We are thrilled to present this hilarious musical and hope that you will choose to join in the fun!










We would love to hear your feedback about our previous productions. If you have any thoughts you would like to share please send them to

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


Have questions about our organization and upcoming productions? Email

Please like us on Facebook at

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…