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‘Sherlock’s Last Case’ at Charity Randall Theatre produces intriguing death threat

By Alice T. Carter 9:17 p.m.
Those who follow the adventures of Sherlock Holmes through the centuries know he’s one resilient and resourceful sleuth. He survived the plunge over Reichenbach Falls ...

St. Vincent Summer Theatre takes lighter look at ‘Into the Woods’

By Cynthia Bombach Helzel 9:17 p.m.
A baker and his wife learn to be careful what they wish for in “Into the Woods,” a musical comedy being presented over the next ...

Apple Hill Playhouse takes on an updated ‘Snow White’

By Candy Williams
A quick review of the list of characters in the Johnny Appleseed Children’s Theatre production of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” at Apple Hill ...

Local performers draw on travel experiences

By Alice T. Carter
Pittsburgh families headed to Myrtle Beach and Disney World aren’t the only folks hitting the road over the next few months. At least three artists and ...

Mountain Playhouse’s ‘Chapter Two’ provides funny, touching look at love and loss

By Debbie Black
It will be an emotional journey for the audiences of Neil Simon’s “Chapter Two,” an autobiographical romantic comedy about loss and second chances running July ...

Obama Academy senior Marnie Quick is finalist at Jimmy Awards for theater

By Alice T. Carter
Pittsburgh Barack Obama Academy student Marnie Quick was one of three finalists at the seventh annual National High School Musical Theatre Awards. Quick, 16, ...

Review: ‘La Mancha’ hits the right emotional notes

By Alice T. Carter
It takes a producer with the illusory vision of a Don Quixote to think he pull off a production of “Man of La Mancha” within ...

Armstrong Community Theater’s ‘Robin Hood’ enhances classic with music

By Cynthia Bombach Helzel
Robin Hood and his band of merry men will take the stage June 25 to 27 when Armstrong Community Theater presents its annual children’s musical. ...

Raines ready for ‘La Mancha’s’ challenges with Pittsburgh CLO

By Alice T. Carter
For Ron Raines, playing the lead in “Man of La Mancha” is challenging but not an impossible dream. Raines previously appeared with Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera ...

Tommy Tune to kick off Pittsburgh’s Trust Cabaret Series in fall

By Alice Carter
Broadway veteran Tommy Tune will kick off the fourth season of the Trust Cabaret Series when it begins Oct. 5 at the Cabaret at Theater ...

St. Vincent Summer Theatre show offers more than entertainment

By Cynthia Bombach Helzel
Rarely can a theatrical performance be described as a life-changing experience for its actors and audience. St. Vincent Summer Theatre will present just such a ...

Breakneck pace keeps actors on toes in Apple Hill Playhouse’s ‘Funny Money’

By Candy Williams
British playwright Ray Cooney’s “Funny Money” is billed as a fast-paced comedy. To cast members and the director of Apple Hill Playhouse’s next production, fast-paced is ...

Food for Groundlings does Shakespeare at CCAC

By Tribune-Review
Some things just never go out of style. That can certainly be said for most of William Shakespeare’s plays — none more so than “Hamlet.” ...

Jennerstown Mountain Playhouse opens summer season with ‘Gospel’

By Debbie Black
Comedy, bluegrass music and the rural South will be used to tell the traditional story of the birth of Jesus in “Cotton Patch Gospel” as ...

Pittsburgh theater companies share sets, costumes around country

By Mark Kanny
Pittsburgh Opera’s production manager Tara E. Kovach was in Portland, Ore., the first week in June. But her visit was for more than Fleet Week, ...

‘Neverland’ is latest success for McDonald dancer

By Bob Karlovits
Ron Todorowski thinks “Finding Neverland” is worth the search. “The reaction to the play is just fantastic,” say Todorowski, a member of the ensemble in the ...

Unselfishness wins the day in ‘Invisible Dragon’ at Apple Hill

By Candy Williams
There’s nothing that puts a damper on the kingdom like an unhappy prince or princess. In Johnny Appleseed Children’s Theatre’s season-opening children’s show, “The Invisible Dragon,” ...

Review: Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera does nice job with ‘Mary Poppins,’ a likable, if not perfect, musical

By Catherine Artman
If Mary Poppins taught Bert anything, it’s to always find the silver lining. His is a dirty job, the sometimes chimney sweep admits to the ...

‘Vincent’ details life of van Gogh from brother’s perspective in Carnegie Lecture Hall show

By Deborah Weisberg
Vincent van Gogh is widely known as the tragic 19th-century Dutch artist who painted “The Starry Night,” spent time in an asylum and cut off ...

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust creates theater series for kids

By Tribune-Review
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust will kick off a new theater series in the fall designed mostly for kids ages 7 to 15. The Bridge Theater Series — at venues throughout the Downtown Cultural District — builds on the children’s theater shows ...