A letter from the Editor,
Well, here we are again, my dear readers. Nearly the end of the year. Nearly winter. Nearly time for new beginnings. It’s also nearly our 5th birthday! In our nearly five years we have written over 900 reviews and features. That’s a lot, right? To celebrate this great feat, we’re having a party! So Pittsburgh, look forward to January 2019 because we’re having a party! Tickets and more details to come soon so get ready!
In 2018 alone we’ve reviewed 172 shows and written 88 features about 56 different theatre companies! We’ve broken more records than we can count this year and 2019 is going to be even bigger. Pittsburgh in the Round is eternally grateful to every single one of our followers, readers, supporters, volunteers, and sponsors. We honestly could not do any of this without all of you. We’d also like to thank our Give Big Pittsburgh supporters for their generous donations. If you missed Give Big Pittsburgh but would still like to make a donation click here!
In this year’s Winter Preview we’re shaking things up a bit. Instead of writing about the five shows we’re looking forward to this winter, we’re going to let you choose your own! Check out our newly updated Event Calendar to make your plans for winter! Let us know what your top 5 is on Facebook! The calendar is always under construction but if you think we’re missing anything feel free to shoot us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org with all the details of your event. Remember, if you’d like to sponsor us or advertise on our site, you can email email@example.com for that too!
We would love to hear from our readers and follow along with your adventures so find us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #WinterwithPITR. To stay up to date on everything we’re getting into, click here to join our email list to have our weekly updates delivered straight to your inbox every Thursday.
Happy holidays from all of us here at Pittsburgh in the Round! Now get out there and enjoy some theater!
Mara E. Nadolski
Have you been keeping up with our Musical of the Month series? If musicals are your bread and butter, check out George’s 5 Musicals You Don’t Want to Miss this Winter!
Yvonne got to sit down with the Pittsburgh Public Theater’s new Artistic Director Marya Sea Kaminski to chat about her upcoming production of The Tempest. Check out what Ms. Kaminski and the Public are cooking up for us right here.
We started covering the work of 4 new theater companies this year! We sat down with two of them to get the inside scoop on what their upcoming plans are! Check out George’s article interview with the Silver Theater Project and Eva’s piece about folkLAB‘s forthcoming production of OTHER.
Ray Werner seems to be on everyone’s minds this year. Now that Pittsburgh Playwrights’ Ray Werner Play Festival is over he’s opening another world premiere, Run the Rabbit Path, with PICT Classic Theatre.
Pittsburgh Classic Players have planned a full season for us this year! For more on their 2019 adventures, check out Tiffany’s feature.
And Linda is back for another round with Dear Theater Mom! Read more about her tips for children and tech week right here.
off the WALL Productions just opened their 12th season with A Christmas Carol this weekend! To find out more about their plans for 2019 click here.
Here are some highlights from our adventures this Fall:
Lobby Hero by barebones productions
Sweeney Todd by Split Stage Productions
Madama Butterfly by the Pittsburgh Opera
Wittenberg by New Renaissance Theatre Company
The Stranger by South Park Theatre
She Kills Monsters by the University of Pittsburgh Stages
The Yeoman of the Guard by the Pittsburgh Savoyards
On Golden Pond by Iron Horse Theatre Company
God of Carnage by Stage Right Pittsburgh
On the Town by Resonance Works | Pittsburgh
The Mousetrap by The Theatre Factory
Sweeney Todd by the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center
Cabaret at the new Pittsburgh Playhouse
Unhinged 2 by Cup a Jo Productions
Pipeline by City Theatre
Of Mice and Men by Prime Stage Theatre
Hair by the McKeesport Little Theater
Midnight Radio Frankenstein by Bricolage Production Company
American Idiot by Comtra Theatre
Hollow Moon by Vigilance Theatre Group
Hedwig and the Angry Inch by Pittsburgh Musical Theater
Dames at Sea by the Duquesne University Red Masquers
Game On! by the Pittsburgh CLO
Detroit ’67 by CMU Drama