About Us

Alabaster Theatre is a private performing arts group of musicians, artists and teachers united through a passionate love for Jesus and a zeal to be a portal of His grace, unconditional forgiveness and healing.   Alabaster is not affiliated with any denomination or church, and is a 501©3 non-profit organization.

 

 

Jan and Dale Hanks

Export, PA

“We are groupies! The show was so inspirational. Everyone was mesmorized. We love you!”

 

David Reese

(Principal) Newlonsburg Elementary School, Franklin Regional School District

"My students were absolutely mesmerized!"

Rosemary Blehar

(Red Hat Ladies), Greensburg, PA

“Your shows are fabulous! We have been coming for years and always enjoy ourselves.”

Heather

(Parent) Children's Neighborhood Theatre Camp

"Thank you so much for the opportunity for all of the children who participated in the 2014 summer camp!  My son had an incredible time and walked away with such a sense of pride in himself!  Thank you again for all your work and dedication to make this experience memorable for the children."

Marc Torre

(Teacher) Latrobe Area School District

"Very professional job!  Students enjoyed it very much."

Chaplain William Ohl

SCI Mercer

"You presented a beautiful program that filled the atmosphere with hope for better future and new beginnings.  This is exactly what our men need to feel when they turn their lives over to our Lord and savior.  Many of our Hispanic inmates enjoyed hearing music being sung in Spanish."

ALABASTER PERFORMING ARTS HISTORY

1992 to the present

 

BEAUTY CAN SAVE THE WORLD.  Dostoevsky

In our 15 year history, it has been Alabaster's experience with over 500,000 participants world-wide that Christian values expressed and experienced in music, art, drama and dance have led to higher thinking skills, creative problem solving, imagination development, confidence building, heightened self-respect and respect of others, resulting in less conflict and stronger conflict resolution when required.  Alabaster’s mission is to spread the peace and healing of Jesus Christ through the inspiration of the performing arts around the globe.

 

Alabaster history and major accomplishments
Alabaster International, a Christ centered IRS recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded in 1991 as an educational outreach to schools, orphanages, state & federal prisons, emergency shelters and low income-high risk communities.  Over 450,000 individuals in Pennsylvania, South Dakota, West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, Kentucky, Alabama, Florida and Colorado, as well as Honduras, Nicaragua and Jamaica have been infused with the power of Christian character building tools through the vehicles of music, drama, art and dance.  In addition to hands-on lessons and camps in drug & alcohol prevention through the arts, life skills, conflict resolution and peacemaking skills are taught.  Professional concerts are presented in under-served neighborhoods, schools, and prisons, inspiring and reinforcing the maximization of each individual's potential.  Alabaster's comprehensive program involves students learning side-by-side with professional performers in concerts, workshops and missions in the local, national and international communities, actively seeking and teaching Jesus’ message of world-peace to peoples of all races, nations, religions and colors, at the grass root level.

Historic Highlights: Missions Near and Far
*1500+ assemblies and 200+ Promise Project Drug & Alcohol Prevention and Fine Arts Workshops in schools in southwestern PA and across the eastern United States
* Prison Concerts in almost every state & federal prison across PA & WV
*22 Emergency Youth Shelter Concerts & Workshops, Greensburg, PA (1998-present)
*Alabaster's own "habitat" project for low-income families in Jeannette & Greensburg
*1994-2001 Maximization of Human Potential concert tours in Honduras, Nicaragua & Jamaica

*Dinner Theatre shows at the Ramada, Ligonier 2011 to present.

*Worship concerts at FCI Coleman, Florida.  Nation’s largest prison, 7800 inmates.

 

Director.  Mary McCormack, a professional singer, teacher, producer, author, composer and recording artist, founded Alabaster in 1991. She has performed throughout the United States and internationally, displaying her talents as diplomat, teacher and concert artist, developing and implementing effective projects from Honduras to Appalachia.  Miss McCormack holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Seton Hill College, a Master of Music degree from Duquesne University, a Certificate of Opera Production from the Metropolitan Opera House, NYC, and has done graduate study at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

 

ALABASTER HISTORIC HIGHLIGHTS PRODUCTIONS

1991

8 Concerts & 10 Workshops Opera, Broadway & Beyond

Pennsylvania Schools

Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota

 

1992

Jamaica Tour Star Spangled Salute

32 Concerts & 30 Workshops Songs of the Civil War

Children of the Light Tour

 

1992-1997

200 Concerts per year Magdalene

Drug & Alcohol Prevention The Rain Forest

Concerts & Workshops Power of Choice Drug Prevention

Elementary & High Schools Under the Sea

State & Federal Prisons Tales of the Wild, Wild West

Drug Rehabs The Life of Jesus

 

1997-2000

Nicaragua & Honduras Orphanages Building a Rainbow

Concerts, Workshops Bullying Prevention Concerts & Workshops

Donations of Clothing, Educational Materials Prodigal Drug Prevention Concert Tour

 

1998-2003

Alabaster Children’s Musical Theatre Joan of Arc

Broad Street, South Greensburg American Heroes

Student Internships & Mentoring Jonah & The Whale

Jamaica, Colorado, Alabama, Florida, West VA Cinderella

Bullying Prevention Campaign Tri-State Schools

 

2003

Alabaster Resurrection House Established John the Baptist

Intern from Jamaica Revelation

Building a Rainbow/Bulling Prevention Audio Book

200 Schools, Prison s, Shelters Noah’s Ark

 

2004

Quality of Life Project:  Nursing Homes The Secret Garden

Senior Skills Academy Songs of World War II

 

2007

Alabaster’s Attic Thrift Shop Turquoise Jazz

 

2008

Neighborhood Performing Arts Project Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber

 

2009

Alabaster International Center for World Peace Judy Garland & Friends

And the Maximization of Human Potential Celtic Christmas

Alabaster Theatre

Little Mozarts Performing Arts Daycare

 

2010

Love Songs & Valentines, February

Gaelic Passion, March

Music for Mothers, May

 

1991-present

Over 500,000 men, women & children inspired, educated & made whole through the performing arts.