Summer Times

Summer on stage

Adding to predictions of a cooler, wetter summer for the region is Pittsburgh CLO, which opens its musical season May 30 with a splashy stage version of "Singin' in the Rain."

Here's more of what's happening on stages throughout the region during summer 2014.

ALARUM THEATRE: Sites vary; “Saudade: a senseplay” (May 22-31); “Iphigenia and Other Daughters” (June 20-29); “Ubu King!” (July 18-27); “Offending the Audience” (Aug. 15-24).

AMISH MONKEYS: Gemini Theatre, The Factory, 7501 Penn Ave., Point Breeze;; 412-243-5201. Interactive improv comedy. Group of nine members appears on the second Saturday evenings of the month. Each month has a different theme.

APPLE HILL PLAYHOUSE: Manor Road, off Route 22 in Delmont;; 724-468-5050. “Too Many Cooks” (May 29-June 7); “Prisoner of Second Avenue” (June 19-29); “Summer of Love” (July 10-27); “Suite Surrender (Aug. 7-17); “Squabbles” (Aug. 28-Sept. 7); “Secondary Cause of Death” (Sept. 18-28); “The Pinchpenny Phantom of the Opera” (Oct. 9-19).

BRICOLAGE: 937 Liberty Ave.;; 412-381-6999. In the Raw Festival, “Devised!” Town Hall (June 22), audience participates in development of two new plays; “WordPlay” (July 18), storytelling stories with a live music mash-up; In the Raw Festival: “Devised!” (Aug. 21-30), two new plays shown in repertory; “Saints Tour” (Sept. 18-Oct. 5), immersive tour of Braddock; Midnight Radio: “SCarrie: The Musical” (Oct. 23-Nov. 8), live radio show in the styles of a classic 1940s broadcast.

CITY THEATRE: 1300 Bingham St., South Side;; 412-431-CITY. “Hope and Gravity” (through May 25); “Let’s Misbehave” gala and auction (May 19); “The Pajama Men” (Aug. 27-Sept. 7); “Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice” (Sept. 3-14).

CLO CABARET: The Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown;; 412-456-6666. “Ring of Fire” (May 22-Aug. 17); “Dixie’s Tupperware Party” (Sept. 4-Oct. 12).

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN THEATER FESTIVAL: Shepherdstown, W.Va.;; 1-800-999-CATF. July 11-Aug. 3; rotating repertory, “The Ashes Under Gait City,” “One Night,” “Uncanny Valley,” “North of the Boulevard, “Dead and Breathing.”

CRESSON LAKE PLAYHOUSE: 279 Shapiro Road, Loretto;; 1-814-472-4333. “9 to 5 — The Musical” (May 22-31); “Disney’s Camp Rock” (June 19-July 5); “West Side Story” (July 24-Aug. 9); “I Remember Mama” (Aug. 28-Sept. 6); “The Addams Family” (Oct. 10-26).

FREEPORT THEATRE FESTIVAL: 2498 White Cloud Road, Leechburg;; 724-295-1934. 25th anniversary. “Spirit of the Revolution” (July 11-27); “Ten Little Indians” (Aug. 15-31); “Johnny Appleseed” (Sept. 12-28).

FRONT PORCH THEATRICALS LLC: New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square E., North Side, “Parade” (Aug. 21-31).

LITTLE LAKE THEATRE: Route 19, North Strabane;; 724-745-6300. “When We Are Married” (May 22-June 7); “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” (June 12-28); “Brighton Beach Memoirs” (July 3-19); “Dancing at Lughnasa” (July 24-Aug. 9); “The Foursome” (Aug. 14-30); “Doubt, A Parable” (Sept. 4-20); “Dividing the Estate” (Sept. 25-Oct. 11); “Love, Loss and What I Wore” (Oct. 16-Nov. 1); “The Miracle Worker” (Nov. 9, Nov. 16); “A Tuna Christmas” (Nov. 29-Dec. 13).

MON RIVER ARTS: Grand Theatre, 207 Second Ave., Elizabeth;; 412-384-0504. “9 to 5 — The Musical” (May 30-June 8); “Bye Bye Birdie” (June 7-29).

MOUNTAIN PLAYHOUSE: Route 985, Jennerstown;; 1-814-629-9201, ext. 290. “The Marvelous Wonderettes” (June 17-29); “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” (July 8-20); “Funny Money” (July 22-Aug. 3); “Mitch Albom’s Tuesdays With Morrie” (Aug. 5-17); “Driving Miss Daisy” (Sept. 16-28); “Midlife! The Crisis Musical” (Sept. 30-Oct. 12).

NEW CASTLE PLAYHOUSE: State Theater, 202 E. Long Ave., New Castle; 724-654-3437; “Moonlight and Magnolias” (May 30-June 8); “State Fair” (July 25-Aug. 3); “Pinocchio” (Oct. 10-19).

NO NAME PLAYERS: Off the Wall Theater, 25 W. Main St., Carnegie, “Evil Dead: The Musical” (June 13-28); “reSOUNDing COURAGE” (July 10-12); “Fixing King John” (July 18-Aug. 2).

OFF THE WALL PRODUCTIONS: 25 W. Main St., Carnegie; 724-873-3576. “On the Rox” (May 23-31); “A Small Room at the Top of the Stairs” (Oct. 17-Nov. 1).

OFF THE WALL’S REPERTORY THEATER: 25 W. Main St., Carnegie; 724-873-3576. “Straightening Combs” (Aug. 8-10).

PITTSBURGH CLO: Benedum Center, Downtown; 412-281-2822 (subscriptions), 412-263-2560 (groups),; 412-456-6666 (box office). “Singin’ in the Rain” (May 30-June 8); “Legally Blonde The Musical” (June 13-22); “Footloose” (June 24-29); “Evita” (July 8-13); “Cats” (July 18-27); “Monty Python’s Spamalot” (July 29-Aug. 3).

PITTSBURGH IRISH & CLASSICAL THEATRE: Stephen Foster Memorial, University of Pittsburgh, Oakland;; 412-561-6000. “Waiting for Godot” (June 4-21); “Woman and Scarecrow”(July 10-Aug. 2); “Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme” (Sept. 4-20); “Macbeth” (Oct. 8-25).

PITTSBURGH PLAYWRIGHTS THEATRE COMPANY: 937 Liberty Ave., 3rd floor, Downtown;; 412-687-4686. “Comfort Zone” (through May 24).

PITTSBURGH PUBLIC THEATER: O’Reilly Theater, Downtown;; 412-316-1600. “Noises Off” (May 29-June 29).

PNC BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA — PITTSBURGH: Benedum Center and Heinz Hall, Downtown:; 412-456-6666. “Peter and the Starcatcher” (Heinz Hall, through May 25); “The Book of Mormon” (Heinz Hall, Sept. 23-Oct. 5); “Annie” (Benedum, Oct. 28-Nov. 2).

POHL PRODUCTIONS: Crowne Plaza Cabaret Dinner Theatre, 164 Fort Couch Road, Bethel Park (all musical dinner theater). “Broadway Show Stoppers” (June 6, 7, 14, 20, 21); “Sr. Gertrude’s Guide to Heaven Avoiding Excommunication at All Costs” (July 19, 25, 26, Aug. 8, 9, 15, 16).

RED BARN PLAYERS: 1279 Route 288, Ellwood-Zelienople Road, Franklin; 724-773-7150; “Chapter Two” (June 6-21); “The Odd Couple (female version) (July 11-26); “Old Love” (Aug. 15-30); “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” (Sept. 19-Oct. 4).

SAINT VINCENT THEATRE: Performing Arts Center, Saint Vincent College, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe; 724-537-8900. “Heroes” (May 30-June 14); “Boeing Boeing” (June 20-July 5); “Jeeves in Bloom” (July 11-26); “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s A Grand Night for Singing” (Aug. 1-17).

SOUTH PARK THEATRE: Near South Park Fairgrounds, Corrigan Drive at Brownsville Road;; 412-831-8552. “A Love Affair (through May 31); “A Piece of Cake” (June 5-21); “Suds: A Rocking ’60s Musical Soap Opera” (June 26-July 12); “Five Tellers Dancing in the Rain” (July 17-Aug. 2); “Things My Mother Taught Me” (Aug. 7-23); “Southern Comforts” (Aug. 28-Sept. 13); “Sunny, You Don’t Look Like a Grandmother” (Sept. 18-Oct. 4). Shakespeare: “Much Ado About Nothing (Aug. 16-24); Macbeth (Oct. 18-26).

STAGE 62: Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Ave., Carnegie;; 412-429-6262. “Side Show” (July 17-27).

THE THEATRE FACTORY: Third and Cavitt, Trafford;; 412-374-9200. “Alice in Wonderland” (June 14-22); “Children of Eden” (July 18-Aug. 3).

THROUGHLINE THEATRE COMPANY: Grey Box Theatre, 3595 Butler St., Lawrenceville; “Angels in America” (June 6-14); “A New Death” (July 18-26); “Everyman” (Sept. 12-20); “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot” (Oct. 24-Nov. 1).

UNSEAM’D SHAKESPEARE: Henry Heymann Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial, University of Pittsburgh campus, Oakland;; 412-621-0244. “Orlando” (June 5-21).

VALLEY PLAYERS OF LIGONIER: Ligonier Theater, 210 W. Main St., Ligonier;; 724-238-6514. “Romance Romance” (Aug. 8-17); “James and the Giant Peach” (Sept. 19-21); “A Hometown Ligonier Christmas” (Dec. 6-7).

WEST VIRGINIA PUBLIC THEATRE: Morgantown Event Center, Two Waterfront Place, Morgantown, W.Va.;; 1-877-999-WVPT. “Dames at Sea” (July 9-13); “South Pacific” (July 16-20); “Hank Williams: Lost Highway” (July 23-27); “The Who’s Tommy” (July 30-Aug. 3).


JOHNNY APPLESEED CHILDREN’S THEATER: Apple Hill Playhouse, Manor Road off Route 22 in Delmont;; 724-468-5050. “Cinderella” (June 16-July 2); “Aladdin” (July 7-16); “The Further Adventures of Maide Marian” (July 21-30); “The Truly Remarkable Puss-in-Boots” (Aug. 4-13).

KIDWORKS: Theatre Factory, Third and Cavitt, Trafford;; 412-374-9200. “Alice in Wonderland” (June 14-22); “A Kidsummer Night’s Dream” (Aug. 16-24).

LOOKING GLASS THEATER: Little Lake, Route 19, North Strabane;; 724-745-6300. “Charlotte’s Web” (June 25-July 12); “The Cat in the Hat” (July 16-Aug. 2); “James and the Giant Peach” (Aug. 6-23); “Pinkalicious” (Oct. 5-Nov. 1).

PLAYHOUSE JR.: Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave., Oakland; or 412-621-4445. “The Wind and the Willows (weekends, through May 25); “Hush: An Interview With America (weekends, through May 25); “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” (May 23-June 8).

SOUTH PARK CHILDREN’S THEATER: Near South Park Fairgrounds, Corrigan Drive at Brownsville Road;; 412-831-8552. “Beauty Is a Beast” (June 16-25); “Rose Red” (June 30-July 9); “The Princess and the Pea” (July 14-23); “No Strings Attached” (July 28-Aug. 6).


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