The American Performing
Arts Theatre Company

Hard Hat Fundraiser--A SUCCESS!

On Saturday May 7 forty-two people who support American Performing Arts arrived at The Latrobe Art Center for an evening of food, drink, entertainment, and a peek at what will soon be APA's permanent home at The Cabaret Theatre.  Greeted at the door by Latrobe actor David Seremet, Ar,t Center Director Gabi Nastuck, and APA Artistic Director John Carosella, guests were invited to enjoy the open bar of complimentary water, soft drinks, beer (provided by Latrobe's own Four Seasons Brewery, and wine donated by The Central Theater Wine Shoppe in Herminie, PA.    A beautifully-presented buffet of heavy hors d'eouvres by Chef Mark followed and while the guests enjoyed their food and drink, they were entertained throughout the evening by some of the wonderful talent gathered for the APA opening production of Man of La Mancha.  Carolyn Jerz and Reed Demangone represented the younger element of the company and proved through their brilliant singing why they have been cast in next season's production of The Fantasticks.  Accompanied by Aaron Gray (Music Director at Holy Family Church) and Cindy Baltzer (local actress and vocal coach), the "older" members of the cast, Javier Ferrer and Rebecca Laughner) also wowed the audience.  Finally, the most "seasoned" member of the cast, David Seremet, ended the evening with a rousing rendition of "Nothing Can Stop Us Now" from the musical The Roar of the Greasepaint, the Smell of the Crowd.  Violinist/Fiddler Brendan Kuhns entertained throughout the evening.  And while the staff conducted the drawings for door prizes and raffles, small groups where escorted across Main Street to the Cabaret Theatre where they were greeted by Jay Michaels and Taran Winslow who created "the vision" for the visitors.  ​By all accounts, the evening was a HUGE SUCCESS!  
Click here to view the event's flier

2016 Season Coming Soon!


Man of La Mancha Cast:

Cervantes/Quixote: David Seremet
Sancho: Annie Cruzan
Aldonza: Cindy Baltzer
Duke/Dr. Carrasco/Knight of the Mirrors: Dennis Jerz
Antonia: Rebekah Laughlin
Padre: Javier Ferrer
Housekeeper: Liz Jacobsen
Innkeeper: Dennis Donegan
Maria, the Innkeeper’s wife: Melissa Raichel
Pedro: Jim Gracie
Anselmo: Jacob Lubic
Jose: Mikee Kewshaw
Juan: Christopher Paluzzi
Barber: Jacob Lubic
Fermina - Slave/Moorish Dancer: Jamie Nesta
Captain of Inquisition: Christopher Paluzzi
Monks of the Inquisition: Jacob Lubic, Michael Kershaw,
Prisoners: Peggy Bryen, Olivia Dongilla, Carolyn Jerz, Amanda Moore, Angela Wilt

No event can possibly succeed without the help of many, many dedicated and generous people.  The successful APA Hardhat Fundraiser is no exception.  We salute all those who helped:

​...The Latrobe Art Center for the use of the building and a raffle prize

...Commercial Bank  & Trust of Pa for a raffle prize

...Westmoreland Federal Savings and Loan for a raffle prize

...David & Janet Seremet for a raffle prize

...PleasingPallets for a raffle prize

...Valley Dairy for a raffle prize

...Central Theatre Wine Shoppe/Herminie PA for a raffle prize

...Girl Scouts Troop 22186 for a raffle prize

...Four Seasons Brewery for draft beer

...Central Theatre Wine Shoppe/Herminie PA for a selection of wines

These funds will be used to help produce our first show:



Man of La Mancha (Produced by APA)
June 15, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 - 7:30 pm
June 19 Matinee - 2:00 pm

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Produced by Cabaret)

July 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 - 7:30pm 
July 17 Matinee 2:00 pm

The Miracle Worker (Produced by APA)

August 10. 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 - 7:30 pm
August 14 Matinee - 2:00 pm

I Do, I Do (Produced by APA)

September 14, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 - 7:30 pm
September 18 Matinee - 2:00 pm

The Glass Menagerie (Produced by Cabaret)
October 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 - 7:30 pm
October 16 Matinee 2:00 pm

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Produced by Cabaret)

November 9, 10,l 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20 - 7:30 pm
November 13 Matinee - 2:00 pm


APA and CABARET hold a general, open audition at the beginning of each season. The companies will announce ahead of time whether certain roles have already been cast.  If an actor cannot make the general audition, an audition may be scheduled at any time by contacting the company at:

Click here to view the revised rehearsal schedule

Call us at 724-527-7775 and we'll mail you one.

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