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Fall Arts: Theater fans can look forward to blockbusters, fresh offerings

| Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, 9:00 p.m.
A scene from 'School Of Rock.'
Tristram Kenton
A scene from 'School Of Rock.'

From classics like “Romeo & Juliet” to irreverent productions like “Night of the Living Dead The Musical,” the theater season in Western Pennsylvania has plenty to offer.

The national tour of the movie turned musical “School of Rock” kicks off the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series, which also includes musical versions of “The Bodyguard” and “Waitress.”

Actors and Artists of Fayette County: Geyer Performing Arts Center, 111 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. “A Street Car Named Desire,” Sept. 7-10; “The Chief,” Oct. 19-22; “The Addams Family Musical,” Nov. 16-29. 724-887-0887 or geyerpac.com

City Theatre Company: 1300 Bingham St., South Side. “A Funny Thing Happened on, the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City” Sept. 23-Oct. 15; “The Old Man and the Old Moon,” Nov. 11- Dec. 3; “The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey,” Jan. 20-Feb. 18; “Citizens Market,” March 3-25; “The White Chip,” April 7-May 6; “Nomad Motel,” May 12-June 3. 412-431-2489 or citytheatrecompany.org

Greensburg Civic Theatre: 951 Old Salem Road, Greensburg. “Ruthless! The Musical,” Oct. 20-22; “No Sex Please, We're British,” Feb. 9-11; “Bakersville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery,” May 4-6. Details: 724-836-7529 or gctheatre.org

PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh: Benedum Center, unless otherwise noted. “School of Rock,” Oct. 17-22; “The Color Purple The Musical,” Nov. 14-19; “Motown the Musical,” Nov. 21-26; Dr. Seuss' “How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical,” Dec. 19-24, Heinz Hall; Andrew Lloyd Webber's “Love Never Dies, The Phantom Returns,” Jan. 2-7; “Wicked,” Jan. 24-Feb. 11; “The Bodyguard,” Feb. 27-March 4; “Waitress,” March 6-11; “Rent,” March 27-April 1, Heinz Hall; Rogers + Hammerstein's “Cinderella,” May 22-27, Heinz Hall. 412-456-6666 or trustarts.org

Pittsburgh CLO: “Xanadu,” Oct. 12- Dec. 17, Cabaret Theater, Pittsburgh; “A Musical Christmas Carol,” Dec. 8-23, Byham Theater, Pittsburgh; “Up and Away,” Jan. 25-April 15, Cabaret Theater; “Perfect Wedding,” May 10-Aug. 12, Cabaret Theater. Details: 412-456-6666 or pittsburghclo.org

Pittsburgh Public Theater: O'Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh. “Equus,” Sept. 28-Oct. 29; “The Humans,” Nov. 9-Dec. 10; “The Play,” Dec. 28-Jan. 6; “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” Jan. 25-Feb. 25; “Heisenberg,” March 8-April 8; “Hamlet,” April 19-May 20; “William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (Abridged),” May 31-July 1. 412-316-1600 or ppt.org

PICT Classical Theatre:“Romeo and Juliet,” Oct. 20-Nov. 4, WQED Fred Rogers Studio, 4802 Fifth Ave., Oakland; “In the Company of Oscar Wilde,” Dec. 6-10, Frick Art Museum, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze; “Jane Eyre,” April 5-28, WQED Fred Rogers Studio, 4802 Fifth Ave., Oakland. 412-561-6000 or picttheatre.org

Quantum Theater: “The Hard Problem,” Oct. 27-Nov. 19, Energy Innovation Center, 1435 Bedford Ave., Strip District; “Inside Passage,” March 2-25, 2018, location TBD. quantumtheatre.com

Seton Hill Performing Arts Center, Greensburg:“The Drowsy Chaperone,” Nov. 3-11; “A Winter's Tale,” Feb. 23-March 3; “Letters to Sala,” April 6-14. setonhill.edu/campus-life/arts-events/theater-dance/

Stage Right: Disney's “Beauty and the Beast,” Sept. 22-24, Palace Theatre, Greensburg; “Night of the Living Dead The Musical,” Oct. 20-21 at the Lamp Theatre, Irwin, and Oct. 27-28 at Greensburg Garden and Civic Center; “Annie,” Nov. 17-19, Palace Theatre; “A Christmas Story the Musical,” Dec. 8-10, Lamp Theatre; “Peter Pan Jr.,” Jan. 25-28, Greensburg Garden Center, and Feb. 9-10, Lamp Theatre; “Little Shop of Horrors,” Feb. 23-25, Lamp Theatre; “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” April 13-15, Palace Theatre. 724-836-8000 or thepalacetheatre.org

Stage Right Pittsburgh: “The Odd Couple,” Nov. 9-12, The Oaks, 310 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont. 412-228-0566 or stagerightpgh.org

The Theatre Factory:235 Cavitt Ave., Trafford. “The Goodbye Girl,” through Sept. 24; “Last of the Boys,” Oct. 12-22; “A Christmas Story,” Dec. 7-17; “Sylvia,” Feb. 15-25; “Forbidden Broadway,” April 26-May 6; “Big Fish,” July 12-22. 412-374-9200 or thetheatrefactory.org

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