Theater Arts

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" ...

'Something Pretty' dance show puts spotlight on eating disorders

Alexandra Bodnarchuk's life came to a halt because of an injury. And pretty much so did her eating. She tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her right ...

Play tells story of Freeport church, its people

Playwright Rennick Steele likens producing historical dramas to climbing a mountain. "It's not easy, but it's worth it when you get to the top," says the ...

KidWorks season to end with 'Pinkalicious'

The Theatre Factory wraps up its current summer KidWorks season with a production of "Pinkalicious" by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann, with music by John Gregor. Laura ...

Cabaret to stage 'Miracle Worker'

The next Cabaret Theatre production will be "The Miracle Worker," based on the true story of teacher Annie Sullivan's efforts to connect with the seemingly ...

CLO announces lineup for 2017 summer season

Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera will kick off its 2017 summer season with a show it helped produce, "An American in Paris," which begins its first ...

Mellon Park fits adaptation of 17th-century dramedy

Quantum Theatre makes its fourth trip to Mellon Park in Point Breeze for an open-air production of Lope de Vega's 17th-century drama "Peribanez," written during ...

Pittsburgh CLO to perform Rodgers and Hammerstein classic 'South Pacific'

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II are most fondly remembered for producing songs that have stood the test of time. The score of "South Pacific" that ...

Mountain Playhouse offers a 'Perfect' end to the season

Mountain Playhouse in Jennerstown will ends its summer season with romance and music in a humorous revue of courtship and family life in "I Love ...

'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 ...