Show Notes 1/7/2022

Covid concerns postpones shows at Comtra and Off the Wall | Chatham Baroque has a new home | Liberty Magic for January

Comtra Theatre’s January production of Cabaret has been postponed with a new opening set for May 13th.

Off the Wall’s production of Limits of Things, or the Mess at Carnegie Stage scheduled to open January 27th has been postponed. The company is re-working its performance schedules in light of Covid concerns.

Chatham Baroque Relocates to Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Campus

The early music organization will be headquartered at the 10-acre campus in East Liberty/Highland Park, enabling the nonprofit to rehearse, perform and offer programming in one location.    

 Chatham Baroque has announced that it will relocate to the 10-acre Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (PTS) Campus, in East Liberty/Highland Park. The move will enable the organization to have its offices, rehearsal space and a performance venue all in one location, for the first time in its 30-year history. 

For the past 18 years, Chatham Baroque has been headquartered at the Ice House in Lawrenceville, with rehearsals and performances occurring at various locations throughout the city. With its move to the PTS campus, the ensemble will be able to centralize many activities.  

“What first caught our attention about the PTS campus were the accessibility and remarkable acoustics of the Hicks Memorial Chapel,” says Donna Goyak, Chatham Baroque’s Executive Director, “but it was the potential for cross-organizational collaboration with PTS and partnerships with surrounding schools, businesses, and agencies that really inspired us to pursue this opportunity. Though we will continue to hold our programs in a variety of locations, we couldn’t be any more excited about our new home-base.” 

Liberty Magic: Peter Samelson in Sleight-ly Mental Magic
January 5-30

Recently appearing on Penn & Teller’s Fool Us, the pair praised Peter Samelson as “one of the greatest living magicians.” Peter Samelson, master magician and off-Broadway star, literally wrote the book on Theatrical Magic. Co-founder of New York City’s longest running off-Broadway magic show Monday Night Magic and frequent performer at Speakeasy Magick, one of NY’s hottest new shows at the McKittrick Hotel, Peter has been hailed as New York’s most distinguished illusionist, entertainer, and philosopher.

Peter is one of the most sought after theatrical wizards. Sleight-ly Mental Magic, Peter’s latest 75-minute, one-man tour de force, blends a lifetime of sleight-of-hand and sorcery; mentalism and mayhem; laughter and lunacy into one spectacular interactive performance. Peter insists that he doesn’t actually do any magic at all: he only helps people see the magic that already exists in their minds. This fantastic evening is sure to spark your sense of wonder.

Online at TrustArts.org/Magic

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