Theater Arts

City Theatre's 'Hand to God' comedy includes a puppet but isn't for kids

City Theatre artistic director Tracy Brigden likes to include a comedy in every season. That's not as easy as you'd think, she says. First of all, ...

Second Billy Porter show added after first sells out

A second Billy Porter show has been added on Oct. 17 at Cabaret at Theater Square, Downtown. The 7:30 p.m. performance is sold-out, but ticket are ...

Apple Hill drama based on 1932 crime gives insight to another time

Orchard Performing Arts Company at Apple Hill Playhouse ends its 2016 season on a serious note with "Violet Sharp," a play based on the real-life ...

New Byham Center for Dance opens in Strip District

Dressed in white tutus and wearing wreaths of tiny white flowers in their hair, ballerinas Eden Lewis, 8, of Chartiers City, and Grace Bond, 9, ...

Actor who survived cancer ready for Pittsburgh CLO's 'Toxic Avenger'

After donning a fat suit to dance as one of the three little pigs, being locked in the village stock and enticing children as a ...

Western Pennsylvania's stages to feature Bleier, Shakespeare and God

Pittsburgh's 2016-17 theater season highlights visits to both heaven and a remote cabin in the woods, tales from a former Steelers player and of course, ...

New Hazlett Theater offering night of storytelling to reveal Pittsburgh's mettle

A Pittsburgh theater is putting a unique spin on storytelling to give locals new insight into some of the town's well-known characters. "There From Here: Stories ...

Stage Right kicks off season with 'Mermaid'

Stage Right Theatre Company faces a challenge to exceed audiences' expectations after its 2015-16 season ended on a high note with its original production of ...

Funny, smart 'Deathtrap' brings more than thrills to Mountain Playhouse

A desperate and famous playwright turns to theft and murder to stay successful in the dark comedic thriller "Deathtrap," which runs through Oct. 2 at ...

'Kinky Boots' struts back to Benedum

Proving that there's no business like shoe business, "Kinky Boots" struts back into the Benedum Center for a return visit Sept. 20 to 25. The ...

Cranberry native kicks up heels in Kinky Boots

When a musical is titled "Kinky Boots," footwear plays an important role. Based on a true story and the 2005 movie of the same name, the ...

Challenging musical kicks off Theatre Factory season

No one knows the value of a faithful audience more than those who manage community theaters and depend on patrons to support them. As part ...

These St. Vincent history lessons come with a bite

Forget those dry and dusty lectures full of random names and obscure dates. There's a better way to learn your history. The Foster and Muriel McCarl ...

Apple Hill Playhouse spoofs whodunits with wordplay-heavy 'Fatal Murder'

Greensburg actor Rick Dutrow will reprise his role as Inspector Pratt in Apple Hill Playhouse's production of "Death by Fatal Murder" by Peter Gordon. He portrayed ...

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks breaks out the clown shoes, bowties

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks will feature slapstick humor, Elizabethan-style, with "The Comedy of Errors" every weekend in September at various local outdoors venues, beginning ...

Palace Theatre production manager enjoys everyday challenges

Matt Starry caught the acting bug in fourth grade when he was featured in a commercial for the long-gone Hills department store. After performing through ...

British playwright's works becoming a top pick for Pict

Pict Classic Theatre kicks off its 2016-17 season of with a second look at the works of British playwright Willy Russell. Following up on last season's ...

Front Porch Theatricals' 'Floyd Collins' explores early media craze

Although media frenzies are part of modern culture, one of the first in American history occurred around the tragic death of a cave explorer in ...

UK critics fall for 'Groundhog Day' musical over and over and over again

"Groundhog Day" is back, this time on stage. Is it deja vu or something new? A musical based on the much-loved 1993 movie about a ...

Apple Hill Playhouse production of 'Cemetery Club' looks at love and loss

Apple Hill Playhouse explores the relationships of three longtime friends who are moving on with their lives after their husbands' deaths in "The Cemetery Club" ...