Our theatre's mission is to provide quality productions for local citizens, offer an outlet for children and adults who want to perform, and teach theatre skills to anyone that wants to learn. In an area that struggles economically, we are passionate about keeping the arts alive.
board of Directors
Executive Board:Frank Seratch, President
Christopher Snyder, Vice President
Lisa Dougherty, Treasurer
Diane LaRose, SecretaryBoard Members:
Mary Pat Stroia
Youth Representative:Isabelle Seratch
For over two decades, the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts has provided a venue for talented actors, musicians, and dancers to entertain local audiences. Our volunteer organization has mounted dozens of productions ranging from classic and contemporary Broadway musicals and plays to children's productions. We hope you will join us in our exciting 2020 season!
In 2006, the physical condition of our former facility on Laurel Street in Hazleton had deteriorated to the point that it became a significant drain to our financial and personal resources. As such, it was decided to sell the building and move on to greener pastures. We have been fortunate indeed to have found several venues in the area in which to perform our shows. The Strand in McAdoo and The Factory in Nuremberg have both lent their stages to our performers. We graciously thank the people involved with these facilities as they have welcomed us with open arms and open hearts.
In January of 2010, after 24 productions at the J.J. Ferrara Center, the PTPA became its proud new owner!
With a new home and a renewed energy for the arts, you can be assured that the PTPA will continue to provide quality theatrical performances and remain as a much-needed cultural outlet for the talents of our community.
Please watch this site for updated notices of our future productions, auditions, and other activities.
But, if you really want to experience the excitement of live theater, you will have to turn off that computer, get out of the house, and experience a PTPA production for yourself!