Here is a more detailed look at the shows and performances opening in the Greater Pittsburgh area this week.
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By onStage Pittsburgh
Stephen Schwartz & Friends | Trust Cabaret | O’Reilly Theater | September 19, 2022 | https://www.trustarts.org/pct_home/events/series/trust-cabaret-series | almost SOLD OUT
Look for Sharon Eberson’s after opening review posting soon.
LITTLE LAKE THEATRE
Nana Does Vegas | Little Lake Theatre | Main Stage | September 22 to October 1, 2022 | https://www.littlelake.org/box-office-1
Nana has taken a gamble and moved to Las Vegas, where she and her sidekick Vera are working as seamstresses for a show… Enter Nana’s granddaughter, who has a bad case of wedding jitters, pair of undercover detectives, and a suspicious mob boss… What could possibly go wrong in this hilarious farce?
SOUTH PARK THEATER
The 39 Steps | South Park Theater | September 22 to October 8, 2022 | https://keystone.profiledevelopers.com/fmi/webd/Stellar%20Tickets
In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defvina finale!
Anything Goes | Stage Right | at The Palace in Greensburg | September 23 to 25, 2022 | https://www.stagerightgreensburg.com/shows\
All aboard for one of the greatest musicals in theatre history, Cole Porter’s unforgettable ANYTHING GOES, winner of three 2011 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival. It’s non-stop laughs and madcap fun on the S.S. American with an unusual array of passengers including a gangster, a wealthy debutante, a charismatic nightclub singer and a lovesick stowaway.
OFF THE WALL
What Kind of Woman | Off the Wall Productions | Carnegie Stage | September 23 to October 1, 2022 | https://www.ticketor.com/carnegiestage/tickets/what-kind-of-woman-244613#buy
What Kind of Woman began development in 2016 when real-life actress and personal organizer Abbe Tanenbaum was working with a client in New York City. While organizing paperwork, they uncovered twenty letters from women seeking abortions in the early 1970’s before Roe vs Wade became law.
History is repeating itself – right before our eyes
And if recent events are any indicators, American society is inching dangerously close to mirroring events from the last century.
Look for onStage Pittsburgh’s after opening review.
Symphonie Fantastique | Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra | Heinz Hall | Fri, September 23 – Sun, September 25, 2022 | https://www.pittsburghsymphony.org/pso_home/web/tickets-landing
The 2022-2023 season kicks off with two drastically different depictions of romance with the Pittsburgh premiere of Joan Tower’s A New Day and the iconic Symphonie fantastique.
JoanTower’s moving work tells the beautiful arc of the composer’s final chapter of love with her older husband. Meanwhile Berlioz’s seemingly opposite portrayal of love illustrates his obsession with a woman he saw from afar only once, ultimately leading to this opium-inspired composition filled with festive balls and dancing witches.
Yi-heng Yang, fortepiano, Humor, Wit, and Pathos: Tales from the Classical Fortepiano | Chatham Baroque + Renaissance Baroque | Saturday, September 24, 7:30 PM, Calvary Episcopal Church, Shadyside | http://chathambaroque.org
Fortepianist and faculty member at the Juilliard School, Yi-heng Yang, performs the music of Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven on a replica of an 18th-century Viennese Walter fortepiano.
TEXTURE CONTEMPORARY BALLET
Momentum | Texture Contemporary Ballet | New Hazlett Theater | September 23 to 25, 2022 | http://www.textureballet.org/momentum.html
Texture will premiere two new works by Artistic Director Alan Obuzor. The first new work, Flow, explores the ebb, the flow, the beauty of movement, bodies, and music.
The second new work, B.E.P., is set to music of the Black Eyed Peas, a high energy piece which will feature Texture dancers’ versatility, passion, and charisma. This program will also bring a return of some past Texture favorites: Another Story, Ding, Hollowed and Stills From Italy.
Bat Boy | Theatre Factory | September 23 to October 1, 2022 | http://www.thetheatrefactory.org
With a beat-driven rock score that pays homage to the rock musicals of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, this cult favorite provides a compelling theatrical metaphor for the dangers of prejudice, intolerance, and provincialism.
Clyde’s | City Theatre | Main Stage | September 24 to October 16, 2022 | https://citytheatrecompany.org/play/2022-2023-season/
Under the watchful eye of the titular character, Clyde’sfollows the kitchen staff of a truck stop in a small PA town. Comprised of formerly incarcerated individuals, the staff come together to find fulfillment both in their lives and in creating the perfect sandwich. Layered with loveable characters, this show is “a genuinely funny and deeply emotional exploration of radical imagination, restorative justice, and the healing power of food” (Bon Appetit).
Checkout out Bob Hoover’s preview here and check back for our after opening review.
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