Tribune-Democrat Highlights The Belmonts Show!

Check out the latest article in today’s Tribune-Democrat, July 19th.  It talks about our upcoming show -“The Belmonts” who will be performing next Saturday, July 28th at 7:30 pm.


The Belmonts will be arriving soon……

Check out the latest article in the Somerset Daily American about our next show – “The Belmonts”, scheduled for July 28, 2018 at 7:30 pm.

Ticket Prices – $28, $32, $36.  Call the Box Office at 814-467-9070, between 10 am and 4 pm daily.  Or order your tickets by clicking on the BUY TICKETS tab of this website.


Some Video of Blackbeard the Pirate from July 14th

Once again, CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL PARTICIPANTS!  You were great, mateys!

We at the Arcadia are so pleased that you chose to attend the Missoula Children’s Theatre program.  And are so proud of the job you did.

Hope to see you all again next year!

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BlackBeard The Pirate Was Here……ARG!

Congratulations to all of the wonderful kids (55) that participated in the 2018 Missoula Children’s Theatre Production of Blackbeard The Pirate!  Another great performance for the 17th year!

What started out as a lazy day at the beach, quickly turned into mystery and adventure when the search for Blackbeard’s treasure began!  Tales both past and present launched a group of Beach Bums into action in search of untold riches.  Before the tale was told, a cast of colorful characters began to reveal the secrets of Blackbeard’s amazing treasure.  Were we able to trust a group of Cranky Crabs or Melodious Mermaids?  Did the Scary Seaweed Creatures or Savvy Sailors know where “X” marked the spot?  Would the Precocious Parrots or Cantankerous Crocodiles lead the way?  And who was Jolly Rodger and how did he know Sam the Clam?  Most of all, where had Blackbeard and his crew hide their legendary treasure?

Over 300 people came to watch the show to solve the mystery of Blackbeard The Pirate!

Special “Thanks” to Leigh Anne Hamlin and Noah Dominick our Missoula Actor and Director.  Both did an outstanding job getting these young adults ready for an outstanding performance.  From tryouts on Monday, July 9th to practices throughout the week, these actors/actresses were well prepared for 2 shows on Saturday, July 14th at 3 pm and 7 pm.

This show would not have been made possible without the sponsorships from Whalley Charitable Trust, Burnworth Auto Sales of Windber, and The Holiday Inn Express and Suites as well as a grant from PRAA (Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance).

Here are some photos from the show! (More to come)



Did You Know?

Today is…….

Blueberry Muffins Day

Date When Celebrated: July 11th

Now here is a special day you can sink your teeth into. Blueberry Muffins are one of America’s favorite muffins. And, the blueberry harvest is occurring right now!

European settlers brought with them a recipe for “Bilberry Muffins”. Bilberries were not to be found in the New World. Wild blueberries, native to the Americas, were both plentiful and delicious. The wild blueberries were substituted for Bilberries, and the Blueberry Muffin recipe was born.

Did You Know? Native Americans called blueberries “star berries”.

In addition to tasting delicious, blueberries are very healthy for you. They are one of the best foods you can eat. Blueberries can help fight or avoid many ailments, including cancer, dementia, promote heart health, and much, much more.

BTW: Three of the past four days have a special day with something to do with blueberries. Yet, the creator is not known in any of them. Perhaps, one blueberry loving person created all three days!?

National Blueberry Muffins Day is celebrated by:

  • Baking blueberry muffins. Use fresh picked blueberries.
  • Eating Blueberry muffins at for breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a snack.

Have a happy and healthy National Blueberry Muffin Day!


The Origin of the National Blueberry Muffins Day:

Our research has not yet uncovered the creator of this special day, or when it was first celebrated.

Neither the U.S. Congress nor any President of the United States has proclaimed today to be National Blueberry Muffins Day.

World Population Day

Date When Celebrated : Always July 11 th

Stand up and be counted, as today is World Population Day

How many people does the planet hold?

The population of the world has increased steadily since the Medieval times. With an ever growing world population, people became interested in “Five Billion Day” on July 11, 1987. the approximate the date on which the world’s population reached five billion people. This sparked the creation of World Population Day. But, the population growth story does not peak there. According to the United Nations Population Fund, there was an estimated 7 billion people on October 31, 2011. As for current numbers, the World Population Clock shows there are over 325 million people in the United States, and 7.4 billion people world-wide.

It is estimated that the world’s population could reach 9.7 billion people by 2050, and over 11 billion by 2100. With that many of us, one wonders if this population level is sustainable? The answer quite frankly is, we don’t know.

With all the issues related to these billions upon billions of people, World Population Day was established to raise awareness of global population issues. The United Nations seeks to promote awareness of issues related to population growth, including the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights.

Population Day focuses upon people under 25, reproductive issues, and health. This day is sponsored by the United Nations World Population Fund (UNFPA). According to the UNFPA website, the focus of this day is upon people under 25 and those at reproductive age. This day seeks to provide education and awareness to reproductive health, reproductive choice, family planning, and to provide a better future for young people.

You can participate in World Population Day by playing a role in bringing awareness of these issues to the youth in your community.

The Origin of World Population Day:

World Population Day was started in by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme at an annual event.

Cheer Up the Lonely Day

Date When Celebrated : July 11 th

 Cheer Up the Lonely Day is an opportunity to make a lonely person happy. Any time you can make someone happy, you’ve done a good thing, and should be proud of yourself.

Lonely people have few friends and loved ones. They may have lost loved ones over the years. They may be elderly. They see people on an infrequent basis.

Spend some time today cheering up lonely people. It’s easy to do…..just spend some time with them. When you visit, bring happy things to talk about. Keep the conversation upbeat, and lively. When you leave, give a big hug and let them know you enjoyed the stay. Sending cards or making a phone call is okay, only if they live too far away to visit. What a lonely person really needs, is face to face time with other people.

The Origin of Cheer Up the Lonely Day:

According to L.J. Pesek, Cheer Up the Lonely Day was created by her father, Francis Pesek from Detroit, Michigan.  She told us that he “was a quiet, kind, wonderful man who had a heart of gold. He got the idea as a way of promoting kindness toward others who were lonely or forgotten as shut-ins or in nursing homes with no relatives or friends to look in on them.” Francis Pesek chose this day, because it was his birthday.

Coming Soon…….. July 28th at 7:30 pm

Guys and dolls, let us tell you a little story about three cool cats from the Bronx who helped create the music we love….. Doo Wop!  Three guys known as the BELMONTS hanging out and singing their harmonies to create super groovy songs!

Songs we love like “Teenager in Love”, “I Wonder Why”, and “Don’t Pity Me”.  Come and join us as they create Doo Wop magic right in front of your eyes!

Don’t miss the BELMONTS on July 28th at 7:30 pm.  Call us today – 814-467-9070 to order your tickets from one of our Box Office Staff.  Or jump onto your computer at home, go to the BUY TICKETS tab on this website, review the seating chart, pick your seats, and then pay for them with a debit/credit card.  Don’t forget to print out your confirmation sheet – you’ll need that for the night of the show!

Ticket prices – $28, $32, $36

This show is sponsored by Berwind Natural Resources Corporation, Mimo’s Pizzeria and Restaurant, and WJAC TV

Coming In July…..The Belmonts


Angelo D’Aleo, Fred Milano, and Carlo Mastrangelo were all friends from the area around Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. They attended Roosevelt High School and hung out together. They began singing together and named themselves The Belmonts after the street on which Freddy Milano lived.  The Belmonts, a “doo-wop” group, were formed in the Bronx, New York, in the 1950s.

Hits by The Belmonts (1958-1960) include “I Wonder Why”, “Teenager in Love”, and Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart’s “Where or When”.

Come to the Arcadia on July 28th at 7:30 pm, listen to the Belmonts, and turn back the clock to the 50’s!

Tickets are on sale NOW!  Ticket prices – $28, $32, $36.

Call the Box Office, Monday through Friday, from 10 am to 4 pm.  Or just click on the BUY TICKETS tab of this website, review the seating chart and pick your seats, pay for them with a debit/credit card, and print out your confirmation sheet.  Don’t forget to bring this with you to the theater the night of the performance.

This show is brought to you by: Berwind Natural Resources Corporation, and  Mimo’s Pizza and Restaurant



Four Days To Go……….

We are only four days away from our next show – “Cash and Cline”!

Come and enjoy the music of Terry Lee Goffee and Josie Waverly as they pay tribute to two of the best country music singers of all time – Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline.

Sit back and enjoy their popular music of the 50’s and 60’s.

So, break out your cowboy boots, denim jeans, and anything else country!

Great seats are still available.  Call the Box Office at 814-467-9070 between 10 am and 4 pm.  Or, order online at your leisure by clicking on the BUY TICKETS TAB of this website, pick the “Cash and Cline” show, review the seating chart, pick your seats, and then pay for them with a debit/credit card.  Don’t forget to print out your confirmation sheet and bring it with you to the show.

Josie Waverly will take the stage first, performing all of Patsy Cline’s greatest hits, followed by Terry Lee as Johnny Cash.  The show will wrap with the two performing together!

Here are some samples of their past performances.

THIS SHOW IS SPONSORED BY:  JWF Industries, Eureka Coal Heritage Foundation, Harris Funeral Home, and WJAC TV.