Theater Arts

'Odd Couple' takes a funny, female turn at Trafford's Theatre Factory

First, there was Oscar Madison and Felix Unger, the two mismatched roommates who made audiences laugh in Neil Simon's comedy, "The Odd Couple," which premiered ...

Pittsburgh native back as Sister just in time for Easter

If you attended Catholic school back in the day, you probably had a favorite nun. For many Pittsburgh theatergoers — Catholic or not — that ...

Mystery theater features storybook characters

It's that time again: Time for someone to be murdered in Oakmont. But, of course, it's all part of the show — the Mystery Dinner ...

Romance goes over the top at Greensburg Civic Theatre's 'Dinner'

Greensburg Civic Theatre has a history of performing shows this time of year that delve into the challenging and often humorous genre of complicated romantic ...

O'Reilly Theater's 'Guys and Dolls' delivers wit, warmth, impressive singing

"Guys and Dolls," now playing at the O'Reilly Theater, Downtown, turns 65 this year. But this Pittsburgh Public Theater production is in no need of Medicare, ...

Take a look inside Broadway's most exciting musical numbers

Even in a show with plenty of magic, a special sort of it happens right after intermission at "Aladdin" on Broadway. No sooner have you ...

Latrobe's Cabaret Theatre announces upcoming productions

The Latrobe-based Cabaret Theatre has announced these upcoming productions: • "Art," at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 to 13 and 18 and 19 in the Latrobe ...

Review: 'Cabaret' still delivers 50 years after its debut

One of the best tests of a musical's quality is how many times it can still move you. On this, "Cabaret" delivers. Each time you see it, ...

Imagination key to success of 'Room on the Broom'

Kids in the audience for Tall Stories Theatre Company's production of "Room on the Broom," should be scared silly — with the emphasis on the ...

Fresh, more intimate 'First Date' to debut in Pittsburgh

When Aaron and Casey meet for their blind date, they are not alone. They have each brought along all those hopes, disappointments and expectations gathered ...

Review: City Theatre Cold War drama 'Some Brighter Distance' raises issues but ends ambiguously

Rockets, the space race and Cold War politics are the focus of Keith Reddin's play that's having its world premiere through Feb. 14 at City ...

Review: Compelling set, delivery makes Quantum Theatre's 'Ciara' stand out

During rehearsals for Mary Rawson's solo performance in Quantum Theatre's "Ciara," the running joke was that she was wondering when the other actors would show ...

Greensburg's Stage Right! gives students chance to shine

It's a family affair at Stage Right! in Greensburg, where Chris Orosz of Irwin is executive director. Her younger brother, Tony Marino, is artistic director, ...

Veteran artists collaborate on Quantum Theatre's 'Ciara'

Two veteran Pittsburgh artists are venturing into unfamiliar territory with Quantum Theatre's latest production. Actress Mary Rawson will perform Scottish play‑ wright David Harrower's one-woman drama ...

Pittsburgh Public Theater brings character-rich 'Guys and Dolls' to life

As far as Ted Pappas is concerned, "Guys and Dolls" isn't just a great American musical. It's the great American musical. Pappas, Pittsburgh Public Theater's producing artistic ...

Actress: 'It's a dream' to be touring with 'Cabaret'

The national tour of "Cabaret," which arrives at the Benedum Center on Feb. 2, is led by a young woman who knows the musical intimately. ...

Classic ballet 'Swan Lake' gets a contemporary re-imagining

Choreographers working on core ballet repertoire usually add their own touches to the classics. Some go further than others. Virtually everyone updates specific steps, while ...

City Theatre staging world premiere of post-WWII space race play

When Keith Reddin sits down to write a play, he seldom thinks about whether a theater will want to produce it or how they will ...

Review: New production of 'Wizard of Oz' excels at oldies

The yellow brick road runs through Heinz Hall until Jan. 11 as a national tour of "The Wizard of Oz" appears as a presentation of ...

Sesame Street Live 'Let's Dance' promises more audience interaction than ever before

There'll be no lounging around when Sesame Street Live brings its new "Let's Dance!" musical theater production to the Benedum Center this weekend. The lovable Muppets ...