Theater & Dance

Dance preview: Faith the focus of latest Reed Dance performance

The mixed repertoire program will include collaborations with Pittsburgh CAPA students at Reflections Theater Co-op of New York City.

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 Union Tanguera perform "Nuit Blanche."

Preview: Union Tanguera dances its way through a 'Sleepless Night'

Seven-member French-Argentinian ensemble Union Tanguera performs at the Byham Theater on Saturday night.

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 From left, Lauri Klatscher and Cary Anne Spear rehearse scenes for The Rep's production of "Endless Lawns."

Stage preview: 'Endless Lawns' sprouts at The Rep

Anthony McKay's play about sisters fallen on hard times has its world premiere at Point Park's The Rep.

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 Barry Manilow performs at Consol Energy Center tonight -- for the last time?

The hot list of events for the coming weekend

PSO horns take center stage at the Pittsburgh Symphony, Barry Manilow hits town for maybe the last time and the Bunny Trolley begins to run.

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 Beth Corning ponders what became of the storybook characters Dick and Jane in "At Once there was a House."

Dance preview: Glue Factory Project questions what happened to Dick and Jane

What ever happened to Dick and Jane and Spot and Puff? “At Once there was a House” by the Glue Factory Project tries to answer.

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 Front, left to right, the winners of Pittsburgh's seventh annual August Wilson Monologue Competition: Elexa Hanner, Sundiata Rice and Alona Williams. Behind them, the other competitors, organizers and judges.

Young actors excel in annual August Wilson competition

Three CAPA students shine in seventh annual August Wilson Monologue Competition.

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Point Park CDC's annual program takes step up

There was a perceptible shift in programming from Point Park’s Conservatory of Dance Company at its annual program at the Byham Theater.

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 Alan Obuzor and Kelsey Bartman of Texture Contemporary Ballet.

Dance review: Texture Contemporary Ballet unleashes solid program to close fourth season

The mixed repertory program of old and new works was arguably one of the company’s strongest, most sophisticated shows to date.

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 Dennis Lehane, author of "World Gone By" will speak in Pittsburgh on Monday.

2Do this week, March 22-28: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Organist Barbara Bruns, writer Dennis Lehane, performance artist Cynthia Hopkins, Duquesne University’s Symphony Orchestra and more ...

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 Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre is bringing "Beauty and the Beast" to Greensburg's Palace Theater in a few weeks.

'Beauty and the Beast' comes to Westmoreland audiences

Besides staging “Beauty and the Beast” in Greensburg, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre has taken the dance to community libraries and schools.

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Volunteers to complete Lamp Theatre project in Irwin

Bids for construction work on the theater came in too high, prompting the borough to call for more volunteers.

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 Lisa Velten Smith.

Preview: An act of faith puts family ties to the test in new City Theatre play 'Oblivion'

City Theatre's next production is by playwright Carly Mensch, a producer of the HBO series "Weeds."

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 Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Trace Adkins, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, Blackberry Smoke and more hit town this weekend.

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 In August Wilson's play "How I Learned What I Learned," Eugene Lee plays the part of the playwright.

Stage review: August Wilson's last act speaks to everyone

“How I Learned What I Learned” is a complex and surprisingly funny memoir of the playwright’s life in the Hill District as a 20-year-old.

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 "Grand Duo," choreographed by Mark Morris.

Dance preview: Point Park's dance company's Byham program features fresh works, live music

New department chair Ruben Graiciani has selected works by Mark Morris, Lar Lubovitch, Emery LeCrone and a premiere by Bennyroyce Royon.

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 Alan Obuzor and Kelsey Bartman of Texture Contemporary Ballet. The troupe's presentation of "Unleashed Emotion" is a show of old and new works by choreographers Mr. Obuzor and Ms. Bartman.

Dance preview: Texture Contemporary Ballet 'unleashes' new, old works

Texture Contemporary Ballet’s “Unleashed Emotion” will premiere two works during its weekend program at Hazlett Theater, North Side.

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Preview: Local storytellers celebrate motherhood

Pittsburgh moms to take the stage in “Listen to Your Mother.”

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 Broadway star Norm Lewis.

Cabaret review: Norm Lewis enthralls Cabaret audience

Broadway star Norm Lewis brings a variety of styles to Cabaret at Theater Square

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 Norm Lewis the first African-American actor to play the title role in Broadway's “The Phantom of the Opera,” will sing Monday at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trusts Cabaret at Theater Square.He'll be singing tomorrow night at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Cabaret at Theater Square.

Music preview: A Phantom to entertain at Cabaret

Broadway star Norm Lewis brings a bit of theater, soul, pop and the Phantom to Cabaret at Theater Square Monday night.

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 Alexi Morrissey. a man for all seasons, presents his "Adventure Bingo!" at Carnegie Museum of Art Culture Club on Thursday

2Do this week, March 15-21: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Jazz guitarist Nick Colionne, cellist Zuill Bailey and pianist Awadagin Pratt, “Adventure Bingo!” with Alexi Morrissey at Carnegie Museum...

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 Mike + the Mechanics: Mike Rutherford (center) with singers Andrew Roachford (left) and Tim Howar.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

The Pittsburgh Symphony, Michael Bolton and the Phipps Spring Flower Show hit town this weekend.

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 SWAN Day Pittsburgh, an annual celebration of women artists, has attracted dozens of local participants, including in 2014: (foreground) Murphy/Smith Dance Collective, (musicians left to right) Anqwenique Wingfield, Bridgette Perdue, Addi Twigg, Lauren Zurchin, Heidi Keltner.

SWAN Day celebrates women in arts

The seventh annual SWAN Day, showcasing women artists from various disciplines, is Saturday at the Twentieth Century Club.

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New managers for Little Lake Theatre

Little Lake Theatre Company in Canonsburg to get new management team.

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 Simone (left) played by actress Robin Abramson laughs with her on-stage boss, Michaela played by Kimberly Parker Green in "Elemeno Pea."

Stage review: City Theatre's 'Elemeno Pea' a smart comedy

The City Theatre production opens the glass doors to the modern-day lifestyles of the rich and the hired help on Martha’s Vineyard.

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 Tim Hartman in Pittsburgh Musical Theater's "Young Frankenstein."

Stage review: Lively monster keeps 'Young Frankenstein' afloat

While plagued by tech glitches on opening night, the PMT production has a strong beating heart in Tim Hartman’s portrayal of the monster.

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 (Image with sword from "Petite Mort") Olivia Kelly & Ruslan Mukhambetkaliyev.

Dance review: PBT raises the bar with 'Premieres'

PBT’s “Premieres,” was a collection of “A-list” choreographers whose works made their Pittsburgh debut this past weekend.

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2Do this week, March 8-14: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

“Orange Is the New Black” co-producer/writer Lauren Morelli comes to town; Pittsburgh Playwrights presents “Dinah.”

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 August Wilson, left, and Todd Kreidler, the playwright's friend and protege who is directing "How I Learned What I Learned."

Pittsburgh Public Theater supplements August Wilson's 10-play cycle with 'How I Learned What I Learned'

With this Pittsburgh premiere, the Public has now produced every play by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson.

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American theaters' fascination with Wilson on display

The Pittsburgh Public Theater exhibits its collection of production art from plays by the award-winning Pittsburgh writer.

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 Disney On Ice presents "Princesses and Heroes" at Consol Energy Center this weekend.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

The Home & Garden show opens, Disney On Ice brings princesses to town and the crazy Q Ball to benefit Quantum Theatre hits town.

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 Tim Hartman as the Monster in Pittsburgh Public Theater's "Young Frankenstein." Makeup is done by Christopher Patrick

Tim Hartman has a super duper time in ‘Young Frankenstein’

The veteran actor is going green and loving it for the Pittsburgh Musical Theater show.

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 Virginia Wall Gruenert and Ken Bolden in Off the Wall's "Ghosts."

Stage review: Off the Wall's adaptation of Ibsen's 'Ghosts' is fresh but rushed

The theater group in Carnegie concentrates on the modern aspects of the agendas presented in Henrik Ibsen’s “Ghosts”

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 The ensemble finale in Point Park's "The Boy Friend."

Stage reviews: Local college plays are a pleasure

Productions at Carnegie Mellon University, Point Park University and the University of Pittsburgh showcase theatrical talent.

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Dance review: Attack Theatre divides, conquers in 'Between'

Dancers split the George R. White Studio in the Strip District into two worlds and moved between them in the most evocative ways.

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 Principal Julia Erickson and former Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre dancer Robert Moore in "Petite Mort" by Jiri Kylian.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre presents 'bucket list' program in 'PBT Premieres'

The lineup will include works by Jiri Kylian, Mark Morris and Jerome Robbins that will be danced in Pittsburgh for the first time.

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 Sari Gruber starred in Miami-based Florida Grand Opera's production of Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte."

Opera reviews: Pittsburgh sopranos shine in Florida operas

Palm Beach Opera produced the world premiere of Ben Moore’s “Enemies, A Love Story,” which featured local soprano Danielle Pastin.

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2Do this week, March 1-8: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sheri Fink speaks at Carnegie Music Hall Monday night; the PSO’s ’Play N’at“ series concludes Tuesday.

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 Siovhan Christensen, left, and Karen Baum are part of the cast of the PICT Classic Theatre play "For the Tree to Drop."

Stage review: 'For the Tree to Drop' looks at brutality physical and otherwise

Lissa Brennan’s play at PICT Classic Theatre explores themes of power, domination and rebellion set in the 1860s Old South.

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 Randy Civico Rivas and Taimy Miranda Ruiz de Villa rehearse for performances with the Malpaso Dance troupe at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty.

Dance preview: Malpaso kicks off U.S. tour at Kelly-Strayhorn Theater

Works by Malpaso co-founder Osnel Delgado and renowned American choreographer Trey McIntyre will be on the program in Pittsburgh.

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 Alejandro Diaz as the Prince, left, hands a rose to Alexandra Kochis as the Beauty in the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre production of "Beauty and the Beast."

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre stages 'Beauty and the Beast' for sensory-sensitive audience

Specially adapted performance gives those with sensory sensitivities a chance to experience a theater production.

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 Robin Abramson, left, and Ariel Woodiwiss portray Simone and Devon, sisters from blue-collar Buffalo who reunite on Martha's Vineyard where Simone works for a wealthy family in "Elemeno Pea" at City Theatre.

Stage preview: Trappings of the wealthy is focus of 'Elemeno Pea' at City Theatre

The work was inspired by a summer that playwright Molly Smith Metzler spent on Martha's Vineyard, a strange new world to her.

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 Buckwheat Zydeco performs at Club Cafe Friday night.

The Hot List of events for the weekend of Feb. 26

Performances on tap include Chatham Baroque, Buckwheat Zydeco, Pittsburgh Moth Grandslam and ArcAttack.

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 Meggie Cansler sings "Beautiful"  from "Beautiful - The Carole King Musical" to a packed Byham Theater Wednesday during a preview  of the 2015-16 PNC Broadway Across America - Pittsburgh season.

Broadway's 'Beautiful' and 'Gentleman's Guide' are headed to Pittsburgh

The Broadway Across America 2015-16 season includes newcomers “The Bridges of Madison County” and “Matilda” and the return of “Jersey Boys.

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 Asakir (Laurel Semerdjian), speaks with her nephew Sumeida (Adam Bonanni) about a family blood feud, in Pittsburgh Opera's production of "Sumeida's Song."

Opera review: Second Stage Project meets challenge of ‘Sumeida’s Song’

Pittsburgh Opera’s production of Mohammed Fairouz’s piece takes place at the company’s Strip District headquarters.

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 The playwrights of the plays announced Wednesday for the upcoming City Theatre season are Conor McPherson, Dominique Morisseau and Laura Eason.

Three plays to make their Pittsburgh debuts at City Theatre next season

Along with the plays, Sister is back at the South Side theater, this time for Easter. The remaining three plays be announced in April.

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 Michele de la Reza and Peter Kope performing "Between."

Attack Theatre thrives on artistic challenges

Attack celebrates its 20th year with “Between,” a piece that grew from a musical nugget to a risky place between dance, music and theater.

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 A scene from one of the works created for last year's Bricolage Urban Scrawl, featuring Ange Vesco and Karen Baum.

Theater roundup: Bricolage readies 10th Urban Scrawl; Off the Wall to stage 'Ghosts'

Six works will make their debuts courtesy of Bricolage’s 10th annual B.U.S., a marathon of writing, producing and performing.

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