Show Notes 12/4/21

The Nutcracker at the Benedum, It’s a Wacky Wonderful Life at the O’Reilly, Front Porch’s Cabaret streams, Sondheim’s Into the Woods in Trafford, Chris Lattia at the Greer Cabaret

The Nutcracker Opens Next Week

Pittsburgh’s favorite holiday tradition returns to the Benedum Center stage. Snow settles on the Steel City as a wonderful adventure begins in PBT’s The Nutcracker. Join Marie, her Nutcracker prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy on a journey into the Land of Enchantment. Five fanciful scenes, over 150 unique costumes and Tchaikovsky’s enduring score make The Nutcracker a can’t-miss holiday tradition.

Performances Dec. 10th to 29th | For tickets call Call: 412-456-6666 | Online: pbt.org/nutcracker

It’s a Wild, Wacky, Wonderful Life from The Second City. Wed, December 8th to Sun, December 12th at the O’Reilly Theater

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… or at least that’s how the song goes. The Second City invites you to laugh along as we skewer all the washed-up, broken-down traditions that tend to plague the holiday season. Chicago’s renowned comedy crew serves up a delightful mix of satirical sketches and songs to keep you in a jolly mood right until the snow melts in  It’s a Wild, Wacky, Wonderful Life.

This year’s holiday production comes to Pittsburgh for six performances only and is directed by Jen Ellison with stage management by Katie Hildreth and musical direction by Ryan Miera. Cast includes Andy Bolduc, Julia Morales, Rich Alfonso, Jenelle Cheyne, and Tim Metzler.

Pittsburgh Public Theater and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust have come together to present It’s a Wild, Wacky, Wonderful Life. Tickets  are on sale now at CulturalDistrict.org/SECONDCITY or by calling 412-316-1600.

Did you miss From Porch Theatricals Cabaret? No need to worry!

A video recording of their live performance is now available ON DEMAND, only through December 10th! Watch for the first time, or relive the magic!

The talent, the music, the WHOLE PACKAGE!

Same as their live show, tickets start at $50 each, with options to make an additional donation to support Pittsburgh’s boutique professional musical theatre company! For streaming tickets visit: https://ci.ovationtix.com/36406/production/1090516

(Once you select a date and register your ticket, you will receive an email with the actual link and password to stream the video.)

Sondheim’s classic Into the Woods at the Theater Factory

In this whimsical fairytale of a musical, several classic Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault stories get tangled and entwined. A witch’s curse, magic beans, a gold slipper, and an unsuspecting cow bring together Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Jack, and more in a wild adventure that conjures magic, romance, heartbreak, and hope.

December 10 – 18 at the Theatre Factory in Trafford. All Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday Matinees are at 2:00 pm For tickets visit: https://www.onthestage.tickets/show/the-theatre-factory1/into-the-woods-94127/tickets

Chris Laitta’s TV Themes and Broadway Dreams | December 10th to 12th at the Greer Cabaret Theater as the Pittsburgh CLO and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust shine a light on Pittsburgh performers in the Kara Spotlight Series!

Chris Laitta has been a staple in the Pittsburgh Theater scene and is no stranger to the Cabaret, where she was last seen in The Book of Merman. Join her as she shares her story about how she found her love of theater, performing and her husband. Chris will share her journey as a musical theater performer and the unusual path that brought her to the stage. She will perform everything from TV Themes to Broadway dreams. Join us for a joyful evening of songs and stories with one of Pittsburgh’s favorite performers. She will be joined by her husband Paul Thompson on Bass and Catie Brown on Piano.

Drew Leigh Williams is at the Cabaret December 17th to 19th.

For tickets visit: https://trustarts.org/production/77260/list_performances

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