Theater Arts

'39 Steps' extended at Cabaret at Theater Square

The steps of Pittsburgh are beloved by many, and "The 39 Steps" has proven popular, too. The play's run at the Cabaret at Theater Square ...

St. Vincent Summer Theatre wrapping up season with 'Odd Couple'

St. Vincent Summer Theatre wraps up its 48th season with Neil Simon's classic comedy of mismatched roommates, "The Odd Couple." The play begins with a ...

Apple Hill Playhouse to stage 'The Spitfire Grill'

"The Spitfire Grill," a contemporary musical with a score inspired by folk music traditions, opens a two-week run July 28 at Apple Hill Playhouse in ...

Review: Summerfest's 'Silent Woman' humorous and human

The special joy of experiencing an artistic injustice corrected made Summerfest's production of Richard Strauss' neglected comic opera "The Silent Woman" a triumphant revelation on ...

Stage Right musical headed to NY stage

A fairy tale is a dream come true for artistic director Anthony Marino of Stage Right in Greensburg. The musical "Tink!", which Marino wrote with composer-arranger ...

Apple Hill closes kids season with 'Looking Glass Land'

Apple Hill Playhouse closes its current Johnny Appleseed Children's Theatre season with an award-winning stage adaptation of Lewis Carroll's novel, "Through the Looking Glass," by ...

Kinetic Theatre's Sherlock play funny, good fit for families

After doing three Sherlock Holmes productions together, actor David Whalen and director Andrew Paul have not yet tired of the iconic investigator. "He's an endlessly fascinating ...

Deacon to bless Pittsburgh with presence

In the TV show "Nashville," Charles Esten makes his home in Music City as popular character Deacon Claybourne, but in reality he is a native ...

African American Conservatory's debut production tackles social justice

After three years of creating artistic outlets for growth and education for people in under-represented and under-served communities such as Wilkinsburg, Homewood, East Liberty and ...

Pittsburgh CLO's 'Aida' musical stands out

"Aida" β€” the musical, not the opera β€” comes to the Ben‑ edum Center from July 26 to 31 as a production of the Pittsburgh CLO. ...

Performers build resumes, skills with cruise-ship shows

In the six years since she graduated from Point Park University, Dana Hertz has danced her way around the world β€” multiple times. "I've been all ...

Review: Consider Summerfest's 'Caesar' a conquering hero

Cheering broke out repeatedly during and at the end of Summerfest's presentation of "Julius Caesar" on July 15, the first of three performances of George ...

Mountain Playhouse's 'Cooks' races through madcap tale

Mountain Playhouse in Jennerstown will be serving laughs and madcap farce July 19 to 31 in "Too Many Cooks." "It is wild and funny," says Guy ...

Opera Theater makes Handel's 'Julius Caesar' its own

The rediscovery of baroque opera a half-century ago, after more than two centuries of neglect, has brought many and varied masterpieces to light. None shines ...

Something big, green to hit CLO stage

Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera offers a new spin on the traditional storybook characters with its production of "Shrek the Musical," which opens July 15 at ...

Opera Theater Summerfest reenvisions 'Kiss Me Kate'

After two weeks presenting "Carmen the Gypsy" as a road show around town, Opera Theater Summerfest is settling into its new performance home at the ...

'Living ancestry' theme of theater group's summer season

One of the adventurous chapters in Western Pennsylvania history had its origins on what is now near the fourth fairway of River Forest Country Club, ...

'Cole' revue gives modern audiences at new look at musical-theater legend

While most adults have heard of Cole Porter, few realize the extent of his contribution to musical theater. That will change for local audiences when ...

'Anything Goes' at Theatre Factory

F.J. Hartland will direct the Theatre Factory's production of the Cole Porter musical, "Anything Goes," from July 8 to 24 at the theater in Trafford. ...

'Gin Game' reunites veteran actors at Apple Hill Playhouse in Delmont

Marking the 10th time they have performed as a couple on the stage at Apple Hill Playhouse in Delmont, Shirley Ratner and Dennis "Chip" Kerr ...