Stage notes: ‘Dixie Tupperware Party’ is back

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“Dixie’s Tupperware Party” was such a plastic-fantastic hit two years ago, CLO Cabaret has invited the bawdy, boozin’ belle back as a repeat treat.

Here’s what the Post-Gazette said in September 2012:

“If Dixie Longate knows one thing, it’s that sex sells, and, honey, just wait till you hear her sales pitch. Now, don’t get your knickers in too much of a twist — “Dixie’s Tupperware Party” is just what the name says. The iconic plastic containers are for sale, and there’s a party going on, but Dixie (aka show creator Kris Andersson) certainly puts a new spin on the traditional Tupperware lady, emphasis on lady.”

The top Tupperware seller in the U.S. and Canada will tell all about the product’s, um, alternative uses starting at 7:30 tonight and running through Oct. 12 (weekend times are 7:30 Thursday-Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday) at the Cabaret at Theater Square, Downtown. Tickets are $39.75-$50.75, VIP seating onstage is $50, at pittsburghclo.org or 412-456-6666.

Also on stage:

• PICT Classical Theatre presents “Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme,” Frank McGuinness’ World War I band-of-brothers drama, through Friday through Sept. 20 at the Stephen Foster Memorial’s Charity Randall Theatre, Oakland. Tickets are $30-$54 (senior, military and under 30 discounts available); picttheatre.org or 412-561-6000. (Read a feature about director Matthew Torney at www.post-gazette.com/ae/theater-dance).

• The REP, the professional company of Point Park University, opens the 2014 season with John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men,” directed by Robert A. Miller, Friday through Sept. 21 at Pittsburgh Playhouse’s Rauh Theatre. Tickets are $24-$27; pittsburghplayhouse.com or 412-392-8000 (Read a feature about Leandro Cano, who plays Lennie, in tomorrow’s Mag & Movies section.)

• There are a limited number of seats left for “Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls The Dice” by Maripat Donovan and starring Kimberly Richards, through Sept. 14 at City Theatre’s Hamburg Theatre (check citytheatrecompany.org or 412-421-CITY for prices and availability).

• “Doubt, A Parable” comes to Little Lake Theatre’s Mainstage through Sept. 20 (all performances 8 p.m.). Tickets for the Pulitzer- and Tony-winning drama, set at a Catholic school in the 1960s, are $18 Thursday and $20 Friday and Saturday. Details: littlelaker.org or 724-745-6300.


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