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Latrobe, PA 15650
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In Memory of Our Dear Friend and Colleague, Anne Crusan

Anne Crusan, of Latrobe, passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family and friends Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, at the age of 67.
Anne was preceded in death by her father, Leslie Delbert "Squirt" Crusan, and her stepfather, Fred Marco.

She is survived by her mother, Lillian Marco (Corvi); siblings, Dr. Deborah Crusan, of Ohio, Fred Marco, of Massachusetts, and Kathleen Frasco (Mark), of Ohio; beloved first cousins, Pip (Lou), Duke (Martha), Paul, Roberta, Lydia (Tim), Claudia (Roy), Bill (Kelly) and Gloria (Lisa), among many other beloved cousins, nieces and nephews, Leslie, TR (Stephanie), Nick, Jack, Max and Grey, as well as her beloved cats, Inky and Gifford T.

Anne graduated from Derry Area High School in 1969; and St. Francis College in 1973, where she was a huge presence in the theatre department.

Her crowning achievement was as Martha in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf." Anne went on to pursue an acting career in New York City and New Jersey before returning home to Pennsylvania. Through the years, Anne acted in many productions and held many roles including, Puck, in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Mother Superior, in "Nunsense", Sancho Panza, in "Man of La Mancha" and many others.

In recent years, Anne brought the house down as "Matron Mama Morton," a role she was born to play, in the musical "Chicago" at Greensburg's Palace Theatre.

Anne worked in the Latrobe area for many years, attending to the needs of the disabled. Anne loved to travel annually to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Canada, accumulating a wealth of wonderful memories with multiple carloads of friends over the years, and the festival held a special place in her heart.

Anne was a passionate aficionado of casinos, where she would frequently come home from the poker table in the black. She was a true and passionate, longtime fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. She was a voracious reader and amassed an impressive library.

Anne treasured her longtime friends, Bonnie and the late Kenny Resinski, who both mentored her in her burgeoning years as an actor at St. Francis College, and she leaves behind a group of loving friends and family that if corralled into a singular space, would require its own zip code. 

As Sancho Panza
Man of La Mancha
As Bottom
A Midsummer Night's Dream

In Tribute to
Anne Crusan

Proudly Presents
this production of


  Dear Annie…
            When you were with us in body, you didn’t know how much I appreciated your quick wit, your unflagging dedication to theatre, and of course your salty language.  I should have told you. 

You had no idea how in awe I was of your immense talent, your zest for life, your directness when it came to telling the truth and calling a spade a spade.  I should have let you know. 

And you were completely unaware that you had become one of the cornerstones of what I want this Cabaret Theatre project to become—a place for theatre practitioners to grow and thrive in the craft. I should have let you in on that. 

Your passing, dear Annie, has made me more aware than ever that living and having to say “should have” so often is hardly living at all.   Now that you are no longer here in body but with us in a different way, I am hoping that your memory, your spiritual presence, or both will goad me to act in such a way that saying “should have” will be rare in my future. 

This production of The Fantasticks is the beginning.  I don’t want to look back some day and say, “I should have done something to honor all the traits you showed us and the ones you tried to hide as well—your deep empathy, your expansive compassion, your softness.”  You wanted to be one of the “fathers” in this little musical and I don’t think it was just another role for you.  I think it was a role in a show that revealed what Anne Crusan was all about.  Annie, I think  you knew the great truth in this show:  “Deep in December, it’s nice to remember, without a hurt the heart is hollow.” 

Those who were blessed to know you, Annie, knew that your heart was very far from being hollow.  And so we dedicate our production of The Fantasticks to you.  Outwardly, we dedicate it by casting two women as the fathers; inwardly, we dedicate it because even though your passing can make us feel as though we are in the depths of winter, we believe by your example that “deep in December, it’s nice to remember…and follow.”   
This one’s for you, Annie.
                                                            John J. Carosella
            For the Company of The Fantasticks
The 2018 Cabaret Theatre Production

Book&Lyrics by Tom Jones
Music by Harvey Schmidt


Olde Main Theater
350 Main Street
Latrobe, PA 

Nov. 1,2,3,8,9
at 7:30 PM
Nov. 4 matinee
at 2:30 P.M.



The Cast
The Mute...Rachel Nicely
El Gallo...Tom Sarp
Henry...David Seremet
Mortimer...Jim Gracie
Luisa...Nicole Paluzzi
Matt...Tate McElhany
Bellomy...Cindy Lou Fiorina
and featured in the role
Annie wanted to play
her good friend
Peggy Bryan as Huckleby

Director:  John J. Carosella   Stage Manager:  Cori Beredino    Music Director: Cindy Baltzer  Choreographer:  Rachel Nicely
Tech Director:  John M. Horanic  Costumer:  Francine Mitchell   Set Decoration:  Donna Horanic   Publicity:  Marge Wertz
Box Office:  Rozella Hoffman


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