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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

“The Importance of Being Earnest” in Rauh Theatre.

Performance Collaborative stages Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

By Gabriela Herring, Staff Columnist February 4, 2024

Ten minutes before its scheduled start time, the Richard E. Rauh Studio Theatre’s middle section was already full for the opening night of “The Importance of Being Earnest.” Located in the basement...

Krishna Amin, sound designer/engineer and junior theatre arts and mathematics major, poses for a photo among stage lights.

Behind the curtains, stage crews make productions possible at Pitt Stages

By Abbie Kelly, Staff Writer January 31, 2024

Pitt’s theater program is a place for student creativity and talent to take center stage — but while the spotlights are focused up front, plenty of work goes on behind the scenes to make each production...

A poet performs at the poetry slam at Greer Cabaret Theater on Wednesday night.

Pittsburgh Poetry Collective hosts nine slam poets at the Greer Cabaret Theater

By Thomas Riley, Contributing Editor January 25, 2024

Nearly 100 attendees hid from the rain and enjoyed refreshments while listening to a lineup of local slam poets on Wednesday night in the lounge of the Greer Cabaret Theater in downtown Pittsburgh. The...

Actors perform “Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott” at the New Hazlett Center for Performing Arts on Saturday.

‘Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott’ play brings history alive for kids

By Tanya Babbar, Senior Staff Writer January 23, 2024

When audiences came to see the play “Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott” last Saturday at the New Hazlett Theater on the North Side, they saw a lot more than a recap of a familiar historical...

Austin James (Troy Bolton) and TyMariya Moss (Gabriella Montez) rehearse a scene in Randall Theatre on Saturday morning.

Photos: “We’re All in This Together” – 24-hour production of “High School Musical Jr.”

Musical Theatre Club at Pitt, Redeye Theatre Project, and USITT at Pitt joined forces to learn, rehearse and perform “High School Musical Jr.” in 24 hours.   Thursday: Auditions Before...

First National Touring Company of Mrs. Doubtfire.

‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ musical whisks audiences away on a comedic journey at the Benedum Center

By Nada Abdulaziz, Senior Staff Writer January 8, 2024

In downtown Pittsburgh's Benedum Center, anticipation crackled in the air as a sold-out theater brimmed with eager patrons ready for a three-hour escapade of laughter and seat-swinging delight. From...

Pitt students perform during a dress rehearsal for The Nutcracker presented by the Ballet Club at Pitt in Bellefield Hall.

Pitt Ballet Club brings holiday classic “The Nutcracker” to Bellefield Hall

By Daniella Levick, Staff Writer December 6, 2023

Family and friends filed into Bellefield Hall’s cozy auditorium, making it swell with anticipation and excitement. When the lights dimmed and the ballet’s iconic soundtrack burst from the speakers,...

Gianmarco Soresi during a stand-up show.

Q&A with comedian Gianmarco Soresi

By Patrick Swain, Culture Editor December 1, 2023

Gianmarco Soresi is a comedian coming to Pittsburgh Improv on Dec. 3. The Pitt News sat down with Soresi for a virtual interview to talk about Pittsburgh, studying musical theater and his recent “Leaning...

Actors perform in “Corsicana” presented by Pitt Stages at the Henry Heymann Theatre.

Pitt Stages production ‘Corsicana’ reimagines inclusivity, accessibility in the Heymann Theater

By Daniella Levick, Staff Writer November 15, 2023

The Henry Heymann Theatre came alive Nov. 10 as students, friends and family members filed into the small theater at the foot of the Cathedral of Learning. The crisp turning of program pages permeated...

Melody Betts performs as Evillene in “The Wiz”.

‘The Wiz’ takes audiences on a soulful journey at the Benedum Center

By Nada Abdulaziz, Senior Staff Writer November 7, 2023

In the heart of downtown Pittsburgh at the Benedum Center, audience members settled into their seats and found themselves swaying to the soulful and funky gospel and rock beats of the 1970s. Amidst the...

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