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  • The Music Man

    Stage 62‘s The Music Man presents a caliber of talent that surpasses the status quo of community theater. This rhythmic masterpiece, made up of sweet melodies, a lively story and charming characters is a slice of American pie. The production… Read More ›

  • PNWF Program A

    September 1, 2016 was opening night of the 26th annual Pittsburgh New Works Festival.  The tiny lobby of Carnegie Stage was full of chatter.  I saw Lora Oxenreiter, all smiles, sitting near the front door. Lora introduced me to Festival… Read More ›

  • This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

    Once again, off the WALL Productions and Carnegie Stage have succeeded in showcasing a performance unlike any other.  This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things, a one- woman show created and performed by Heidi Nagle, written by Nagle, Matt… Read More ›

  • A Pirate’s Tale

    In the words of Tristan LaMarque, captain of the Anne- Marie, “Tonight we celebrate the birth of our fleet. Tonight we celebrate us”. Fitting words for the premiere performance of A Pirate’s Tale. Four years in the making, this show… Read More ›

  • Eff.UL.Gents

    [the_ad id=”2996″] Eff.UL.Gents is the most recent creation from choreographer Elisa-Marie Alaio and FireWALL Dance Theater, debuting at Carnegie Stage now through July 16. This work radiates passion and energy, from the six member company, Elisa- Marie Alaio, Alexis Bomer,… Read More ›

  • The Pirates of Penzance

    Before I dive into the meat of this review I have to mention everything about this assignment is new to me. This is my first operetta and also my first time seeing a The Pittsburgh Savoyards (Savoyards) Inc. production. Imagine,… Read More ›

  • Mother Lode

    Time and again, Carnegie Stage and off the WALL Productions force the audience to challenge their perception of what live theater is, constantly introducing plays with confrontational topics and thought provoking characters. Mother Lode is no exception. The play is… Read More ›

  • The Sisters

    The Sisters, by Richard Alfieri is a modern adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Three Sisters, which was first performed in 1901. Regardless, of the shows roots before the actors even make an appearance I am expecting a new and unusual… Read More ›

  • Scared of Sarah

    off the WALL’s production of Scared of Sarah is introspective, intimate and intense. At Carnegie Stage, an open theater with less than one- hundred seats, the audience sits just a few feet away from the stylishly decorated apartment of Sam… Read More ›

  • The Rocky Horror Show

    Stage 62 has done it again, another performance with impeccable professionalism and a cast with boundless talent. The Rocky Horror Show (TRHS) is not for the conservative or prudish. This is a show rife with sexual prowess and decadent human… Read More ›