Welcome to Front and Centre Productions, Inc.


April 2014


Dear Supporter,


We would like to take a quick moment to introduce you to Front and Centre Productions – a nonprofit arts organization based in Philipsburg, PA.  We have one mission, to keep the arts alive while fostering the youth of the Moshannon Valley.  Working together, we can make a significant difference.


In the 4 years since we first opened our curtains, we have kept performing arts flourishing in Philipsburg. We have staged 8 productions, including huge successes with IGNITE Youth Theatre's older students in challenging musicals like Les Miserables and the Hairspray. We are growing the next generation of performers with our younger thespians in shows like Disney's Jungle Book Kids and this Freckleface Strawberry. To date, an estimated 200 artists of all ages and their enthusiastic supporters have participated in these projects.


Future plans include expanding to more musical offerings, including a show choir and children's choirs. A Christmas production open to performers of all ages is being considered for the holiday season. Drama, visual arts workshops and other classes are in the works. We also want to offer after school tutoring and mentoring along with other various community outreach programs.  Interest in the future of Front and Centre is building, and we want to build on that with a real home to call our own.


Leasing a location on Front Street in the historic downtown Philipsburg for the facility we hope to call the Jack Weaver Center for the Visual and Performing Arts is our next major focus. To have this home base to offer all the services and activities we hope to provide the community with is our mission. Can you imagine seeing art in the downtown Philipsburg area?  We hope to fill that void.  We have a target of $25,000 to make it possible to reach this goal. That is where supporters like you become so important.   


A dedicated donor program for the project is being opened to help in reaching this goal.


Footlights - $100

Spotlights - $500

Center Stage- $1000

Marquee - $5000 and more


There are no small donations. Every contribution gets us a little closer to making this valuable, attainable dream for our children and our community a reality.


Artistically Yours,

Mark & Julie Ruggiero Houston - Advisory Committee Chairs




Our Mission is threefold:

  • To present high-quality performing arts experiences for the cultural education, entertainment, and inspiration of the Moshannon Valley communities.
  • To foster and develop artistic talents and skills of all participants.
  • To encourage public appreciation of the performing arts and to develop future audiences and supporters of the Arts.