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Plenty of great summer shows on area stages

Candy Williams
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Musical director Michael Rozell rehearses songs from “The Taffetas” with Katie Aiello McCusker, Autumn Hadbavny, Katie Kerr Springer and Leyna Wright. The musical revue opens the season at Apple Hill Playhouse May 16-26.

Theater companies in Western Pennsylvania don’t take a summer vacation.

In fact, many of the actors, directors and crew members are working even harder during the warm-weather months to provide a wide assortment of live entertainment in the form of plays and musicals for families, adults and kids.

Productions being staged range from comedies and dramas to classic and contemporary, performed by amateur and professional casts.

The curtain is going up on the summer theater season, so take a look at what’s available and get ready to enjoy the shows!

Apple Hill Playhouse: “The Taffetas,” Through May 26; “Moonlight and Magnolias,” June 6-16; “Sex Please, We’re Sixty,” July 4-14; “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” July 25-Aug. 4; “The Savannah Sipping Society,” Aug. 15-25; “Outside Mullingar,” Sept. 5-15, and “Blithe Spirit,” Sept. 26-Oct. 6. 275 Manor Road, Delmont; 724-468-5050 or applehillplayhouse.org

Armstrong Community Theater: “No Strings Attached,” June 13-15; “Mamma Mia!” July 12-14; Casino Theater, 145 Lincoln St., Vandergrift; “Drinking Habits,” Oct. 18-20, Worthington Civic Center, 214 East Main St., Worthington; 724-297-3228 or armstrongcommunitytheater.org

Actors and Artists of Fayette County: “Mamma Mia!” June 13-16; “Grease,” Aug. 8-11; “The Rocky Horror Show,” Oct. 17-19; “Leading Ladies,” Nov. 7-10. Geyer Performing Arts Center, 111 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale; 724-220-4778 or actorsand artistsoffayettecounty.com

Bricolage Production Company: “Word Play,” July 19-20, Nov. 15-16. 937 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh; 412-471-0999 or bricolagepgh.org

City Theatre: “We are Among Us,” through June 2; Momentum Festival 19 – New Plays at Different Stages, May 30-June 2: on May 30, “Burn Baby Burn: An American Dream;” May 31, “The Dust People;” June 1, “We are Among Us” and “The Garbologists,” and June 2, “Wade.” 1300 Bingham St., Pittsburgh South Side; 412-431-2489 or citytheatrecompany.org

CLO Cabaret: “Spamilton: An American Parody,” through Aug. 25. Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh; 412-456-6666 or pittsburghclo.org

Diamond Theatre of Ligonier: “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.,” May 24-June 2. 210 W. Main St., Ligonier; 724-238-2929 or diamondtheatre.com

Freeport Theatre Festival: “Cauldron of Steel,” July 12-28; “Arsenic and Old Lace,” Aug. 9-25. 2498 White Cloud Farm, Leechburg; 724-295-1934 or freeporttheatrefestival.org

Front Porch Theatricals: “Bright Star,” through May 26; “Fun Home,” Aug. 16-25. New Hazlett Theater, Pittsburgh’s North Side; frontporchpgh.com

Johnny Appleseed Children’s Theater: “Hyronomous A. Frog: The Frog Prince,” June 18-27; “Let Your Hair Down Rapunzel,” July 9-19; “Charlotte’s Web,” July 30-Aug. 8. Apple Hill Playhouse, 275 Manor Road, Delmont; 724-468-5050 or applehillplayhouse.org

The Theatre Factory Kidworks: “Dorothy Meets Alice,” June 8-16; “Miss Nelson is Missing,” Aug. 10-18. The Theatre Factory, 235 Cavitt Ave., Trafford; 412 -374-9200 or thetheatrefactory.org

Kinetic Theatre Company: “The Speckled Band: An Adventure of Sherlock Holmes,” June 13-30, Charity Randall Theater, University of Pittsburgh, Oakland; 888-718-4253 or kinetictheatre.org

Little Lake Theatre: “Top Girls,” through June 1; “The Importance of Being Earnest,” June 6-22; “Electra,” June 27-July 13; “Boeing Boeing,” July 18-Aug. 3; “Cabaret,” Aug. 8-24; “A Comedy of Tenors,” Sept. 5-21; “Bloomsday,” Sept. 26-Oct. 12. 500 Lakeside Drive South, Canonsburg; 724-745-7300 or littlelake.org

Looking Glass Plays for Children: “Disney’s The Lion King Jr.,” June 19-July 6; “Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook,” July 10-27; “Winnie-the-Pooh,” July 31-Aug. 17. Little Lake Theatre, 500 Lakeside Drive South, Canonsburg; 724-745-7300 or littlelake.org

Mountain Playhouse: “The Irish and How They Got That Way,” June 18-30; “Don’t Dress for Dinner,” July 9-21; “Things My Mother Taught Me,” July 23-Aug. 4; “Mid-Life2!” Aug. 6-18; “5/31/1889: The Flood,” Sept. 17-29; “Million Dollar Quartet,” Oct. 1-13, 7690 Somerset Pike, Jennerstown; 814-629-9220 or mountain playhouse.org

Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera: “Grease,” June 7-16; “Oklahoma!” June 21-30; “Peter Pan,” July 12-21; “Rock of Ages,” July 23-28; “Once,” July 30-Aug. 4; “Hello, Dolly!” Aug. 6-11. Benedum Center, Pittsburgh; 412-456-6666 or pittsburghclo.org

Pittsburgh Public Theater: “Marjorie Prime,” May 30-June 30. O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh; 412-316-1600 or ppt.org

Saint Vincent Summer Theatre: “Forever Plaid,” May 23-June 2; “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” June 27-July 7; “Always … Patsy Cline,” Aug. 1-11. Saint Vincent College, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Unity; 724-539-8900 or svst.org

The Theatre Factory: “Heathers the Musical,” July 12-21. 235 Cavitt Ave., Trafford; 412-374-9200 or thetheatrefactory.org

Candy Williams is a Tribune-Review contributing writer.

Categories: AandE | Theater Arts
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