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“Mean Girls” musical fetches laughs at the Benedum Center

“Mean Girls” musical fetches laughs at the Benedum Center

By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor

October 30, 2019

Generating tons of merch, inside jokes and a place in film history as arguably one of the best teen movies of the early aughts, “Mean Girls” finally got the musical makeover treatment and came to Pittsburgh Tuesday night.

“Giselle” kicks off Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s 50th season

“Giselle” kicks off Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s 50th season

By MJ LaRocque, For The Pitt News

October 28, 2019

This year, the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre opened its 50th season at the Benedum Center Downtown with “Giselle,” one of five ballets they will perform this year.

“The Office! A Musical Parody” brings Scranton to Pittsburgh

“The Office! A Musical Parody” brings Scranton to Pittsburgh

By Charlie Taylor, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

The plot of “The Office! A Musical Parody” — which came to the Byham Theater Downtown on Oct. 18 and 19 — covers all nine seasons of the American version of “The Office."

Next to Normal sells out to emotional audiences

Next to Normal sells out to emotional audiences

By Matthew Monroy, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

“Next to Normal,” the first production in Pitt Stages’ Mainstage 2019-2020 season, opened on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Richard E. Rauh Studio Theater and will run through Oct. 13.

“Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights” from the Henry Heymann Theatre

“Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights” from the Henry Heymann Theatre

By Tamara Alchoufete, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights,” the story of a power-hungry mad scientist, had its opening night Wednesday. The play is the first of four student-directed labs in Pitt Stages’ lineup this semester.

Four nights of laughs at the Steel City Improv Festival

Four nights of laughs at the Steel City Improv Festival

By Matthew Monroy, For the Pitt News

September 23, 2019

The festival kicked off its first day, as well as the Sunday performances, at the 90-seat Steel City Improv Theater on Ellsworth Avenue in Shadyside. Shows on Friday and Saturday were held at the much larger Bricolage Theater in Downtown.

All-female “Julius Caesar” takes over Pittsburgh Parks

All-female “Julius Caesar” takes over Pittsburgh Parks

By MJ LaRocque, For the Pitt News

September 23, 2019

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks celebrated its 15th Anniversary with an all-female production of “Julius Caesar,” which runs Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month of September. This past weekend was the group’s second-to-last performance.

Review: 70 minute saga: Charles Ross performs ‘One-Man Star Wars Trilogy’

Review: 70 minute saga: Charles Ross performs ‘One-Man Star Wars Trilogy’

By Charlie Taylor, For the Pitt News

September 16, 2019

If you’re the kind of person who binge-watches the entire original “Star Wars” trilogy in a weekend, consider buying a ticket to Charles Ross’ “One-Man Star Wars Trilogy” before sitting down for your next productive weekend. You’ll save yourself a whole lot of time, and enjoy an unexpected laugh or two.

Review: ‘The Lion King’ delights audiences at the Benedum Center

Review: ‘The Lion King’ delights audiences at the Benedum Center

By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor

September 9, 2019

“The Lion King,” which runs Sept. 4 through Sept. 29 at the Benedum Center, is a fantastic production. While the most memorable parts of the original Disney movie are maintained, the stage production keeps it fresh — balancing fantastic performances and amazing technical marvels from the puppetry, costuming and set pieces.

Under the sea with Musical Theatre Club’s 24 hour musical

Under the sea with Musical Theatre Club’s 24 hour musical

By Siddhi Shockey, Staff Writer

September 9, 2019

With only 24 hours to cast, direct, choreograph and design a set for the full two-and-a-half-hour production, the cast and crew attempted to throw together a hilariously imperfect musical.

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