Show Notes for January 1, 2022

Congratulations, we made it to 2022! Here is the latest from a relative quiet holiday week in theater land:

Stage 62 announces AUDITIONS are now open for their production of Disney Descendants: The Musical. The show is a brand-new musical comedy featuring the beloved characters and hit songs from the popular Disney Channel Original Movies.

Show Summary: It is present-day, and in the kingdom of Auradon, all of Disney’s beloved heroes and royalty are living happily ever after, safe from the terrifying villains and troublesome sidekicks they have banished to the magic-free Isle of the Lost. That is until Ben, the benevolent teenage son of Belle and King Adam (The Beast), offers a chance of redemption for the troublemaking offspring of the evilest villains. Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos – the children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella De Vil, and Jafar – are welcomed to Auradon Prep to attend school with the children of their parents’ sworn enemies. Now entering a completely foreign world and way of life, the four Villain Kids have a difficult choice to make: should they follow in their parents’ wicked footsteps or learn to be good?

REGISTER for an In-Person Audition on Monday, January 10 or Tuesday, January 11 from 7:00 to 10:00 PM. Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, January 12 from 7:00 to 10:00 PM. COVID-19 vaccination & Masks are required inside the building.

Locations are at the he Studio space of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall,  300 Beechwood Ave, Carnegie, PA 15106

Fore more information visit the Stage 62 website. If you have any questions about this audition or the show in general, contact Stage 62 at productions@stage62.org.

barebones productions

Barebones Productions has been dark during the pandemic but has announced they are renovating the barebones blackbox theater and Bingo O’Malley Stage to include specialized HVAC COVID safety measures—all so they can keep you and their artists safe. Plans are to open reopen in 2022. For the latest visit https://www.barebonesproductions.com

The Cultural Trust Announces the spring Family Theater Season at the Byham with the following lineup:

Birdhouse Factory | February 12-13

Birdhouse Factory was inspired, in part, by the masterful industry murals of Mexican- born artist Diego Rivera, the outrageous illustrations of cartoonist Rube Goldberg and the slap-stick humor of Charlie Chaplin’s film Modern Times. While these inspirations make Birdhouse Factory artful, nostalgic and funny, the true essence of the show comes from the circus.

See a contortionist perform on a turntable powered by unicyclists. Be captivated by the trapeze artist flying high thanks to the spins of an acrobat inside a giant gear-like wheel. Be stunned as the trampoline wall artists defy the laws of physics. Giggle at the antics of the characters, be impressed by the acro-dancing and enchanted by the story of laughter, love, flight and birdhouses.

Part of EQT Bridge Theater Series. For ages 6+.


Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical
| February 19-20

Whatever you do, don’t let the Pigeon star in his own musical production! With a script written by Mo Willems, the creator of the #1 New York Times bestselling, Caldecott Honor award-winning
“Pigeon” picture books, and featuring music by Deborah Wicks La Puma (Elephant & Piggie’s We Are in a Play!), Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

The Musical! is even more fun than staying up late and having a hot dog party! It’s not easy being the Pigeon-you never get to do ANYTHING! But when the Bus Driver has a crisis that threatens to make her passengers (gasp!) late, maybe that wily bird
CAN do something. Featuring an innovative mix of songs, and feathers, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical! is sure to get everyone’s wings flapping.

Part of Children’s Theater Series. For ages 3+


Pete the Cat | April 2-3

For Pete the Cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up. So the minute the groovy blue cat meets The Biddles, he gets the whole family rocking. That is, except for young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader on planet Earth. But when Jimmy draws a blank in art class during the last week of school, it turns out Pete is the perfect pal to help him out. Together, they set out on a mission to help Jimmy conquer second grade art, and along the way, they both learn a little something new about inspiration. Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus!

Part of Children’s Theater Series. For ages 3+

Fore more info on the Trust’s family events visit: https://trustarts.org/calendar?utf8=✓&utf8=✓&genre=Family&organization_id=1&start_date=&end_date=&filter%5Bmin%5D=2022-01-01T12%3A45%3A54-05%3A00&filter%5Bmax%5D=2023-07-01+12%3A45%3A54+-0400&filter%5Bcurrent_page%5D=production



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