Front and Centre Productions is a non-profit visual and performing arts organization devoted to offering opportunities to the people of the Moshannon Valley communities. Our mission is three-fold:
To present high-quality 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 and,
To encourage public appreciation of the arts and to develop future audiences and supporters of the arts.
Front and Centre's current programming includes: ILLUSIONS Dance Studio, IGNITE Youth Theatre, IGNITE Youth Theatre College+, IMAGINE Arts and Crafts, and ILLUMINATE Music Lessons. Some IGNITE Youth Theatre performances have included Mary Poppins, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Newsies, School of Rock, and Matilda. IGNITE Youth Theatre College+ debuted the new program with the performance of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee in 2022. ILLUSIONS Dance Team brought home several high scores during their season and ranked at the National Competition in the Poconos. For more information about Front and Centre Productions, call 814-343-1812 or email email@example.com
Front and Centre Productions Creative Arts Center
The famed scientist Albert Einstein once said, “Creativity is contagious – pass it on.” Front and Centre Productions, Inc. is passing it on and looking forward to bringing more creativity to the Moshannon Valley with its recent purchase of a new property in Osceola Mills. The Front and Centre Productions Creative Arts Center offers “contagious” experiences in theatre, dance, music, and visual arts in its new, much larger home. All Front and Centre Productions activities have been fully operational at the new site since April 1, 2018. In 2009, Front and Centre Productions, Inc. was founded to offer visual and performing arts experiences that would foster creativity for all participants. From 2009 to 2014, the organization survived by the generosity of community groups who offered temporary rehearsal and program space until moving into leased space on Front Street in Philipsburg, famously known as Pappy Jack's Place, providing a physical home for arts activities. With added programs and increased participation, it became evident that an expansion was necessary! Rather than continue leasing space and offering monthly payments to a landlord, the Board of Directors decided to look for a property to purchase and invest in Front and Centre Productions. Greg Dufour, owner and President of Sez Sew Stitching, approached Front and Centre Productions about his building located at 105 Elizabeth Street in Osceola Mills. Sez Sew continues to operate from this location but was interested in looking for a buyer who would utilize the space that Mr. Dufour was no longer using. After discussion with Mr. Dufour and CNB Bank, it was determined to proceed with the purchase of the 1.425 acre property! On Tuesday, February 20, 2018 it became official and the new Front and Centre Productions Creative Arts Center had become a reality. The building is 5 times larger than the previous rented space on Front Street in Philipsburg, allowing for expansion of programming and future opportunities. There is also a second garage building that has been perfect for set construction and storage for theatrical productions! While Front and Centre Productions was not eager to leave downtown Philipsburg, its home for 4 years, it was time to begin a new adventure! Renovations have taken place and we continue to make updates to the building to maximize the space for different programs and opportunities we are able to offer to the Moshannon Valley communities. If you would like to see some of the building updates, check out the galleries below to see how Front and Centre Productions has transformed our new space to create the Creative Arts Center that the community knows and loves today!
Check out some of the original photos from the Front and Centre Creative Arts Center!
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Front and Centre Productions, Inc. Creative Arts Center 105 Elizabeth Street Suite 100 Osceola Mills, PA 16666 (814)343-1812 firstname.lastname@example.org www.frontandcentre.org