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Executive Director Paul Storiale

Paul Storiale has an illustrious history in producing, writing, and directing entertainment events both in Los Angeles and beyond. With a passion for the performing arts that stretches back over two decades, his journey began in Chicago and has taken him to various significant roles. These roles include serving as the Performing Arts Manager for Campbell County, Wyoming, and as Assistant GM for an 1800-seat Performing Arts Center in the Southeast.

Paul has graced the stage in countless productions throughout his career as a performer. Among his most cherished memories are sharing the spotlight with legends like Frankie Avalon and Sandy Martin.

As a writer, Mr. Storiale boasts an impressive array of credits, including works such as “Dysfunctional Family Christmas” and “The Columbine Project”, which delves into the truth behind the events of April 20, 1999.

Mr. Storiale’s commitment to advocating for the arts is evident through his three-term election as the Arts representative on the NoHo Arts District Neighborhood Council of Los Angeles, where he also served as President. He was known as a dependable small business neighbor, consistently offering his support whenever needed.

His favorite place in the world is Sicily. 

Who We Are

The Saint Joseph Performing Arts Association is a non-profit corporation formed in 1979 to strengthen the performing arts in St. Joseph and support the development of the Missouri Theater into a regional center for the performing arts.

Over the past decade, The Performing Arts Association has brought in nationally and internationally known artists to the Missouri Theater.

Our Mission

We aim to serve our community by providing access to a wide range of performing arts, including various music genres, dance forms, and theater, and support the creation of new works. We offer performing arts education to youth and the broader St. Joseph area community, ensuring no barriers to access. We collaborate with local arts organizations to achieve shared objectives and manage our program cost-effectively, maintaining a balanced budget and maximizing fundraising efforts.

Our History

1962 – Community Concerts began presenting classical music.
1976 – Town Hall Center formed to save the Missouri Theater from demolition and began presenting an entertainment series.
1979 – Community Concerts and Town Hall merged to become the Performing Arts Association.
1980 – The City of St. Joseph and Performing Arts Association launched a capital campaign in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts to raise funds for renovation of the Missouri Theater.
1983 – Performing Arts Association began its Children’s Theatre programming designed to introduce young audiences and families to professional arts.

Our Future

Over the next decade, the Saint Joseph Performing Arts Association will continue strengthening our mission by promoting an interest in music, theatre and dance by increasing season performances and educational opportunities:
Develop a second series for a smaller venue that will feature more family and classical performances.
Enhance partnerships with other arts organizations in order to make a more cohesive arts experience for all patrons.
Create and encourage more corporate sponsorship in order to build audience and to build funding streams to offset depleted grant resources.

Our Partners