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The Phipps Conservatory will have its “Orchid and Tropical Bonsai show: Out of the World” from Jan. 18 to March 8.

From Phipps to the Carnegie Museum of Art: all the culture new to Pitt in 2020

By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor January 6, 2020
As the spring semester begins and classes resume, finding something to do is a challenge for many in the dreary, often cold and wet weather in the Pittsburgh wintertime.
“The Wolves” storyline follows six weeks in the lives of a girls’ soccer team.

Spend six weeks with “The Wolves” in one night

By Sinead McDevitt, Staff Writer November 21, 2019
Pitt Mainstage’s performance of “The Wolves,” directed by Kelly Trumbull, a visiting assistant professor in the Theatre Arts Department, opened this past Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Richard E. Rauh Studio Theatre.
 Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s production of “Mean Girls” will run through Nov. 3 at The Benedum Center for Performing Arts.

“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.
The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre opened its 50th anniversary season with its production of “Giselle.”

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

By MJ LaRocque, For The Pitt News October 29, 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.
Actress Emma Brock (center) stars as Michael Scott in “The Office! A Musical Parody.”

“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” is the first production in Pitt Stages’ Mainstage 2019-2020 season.

Next to Normal sells out to emotional audiences

By Matthew Monroy, Staff Writer October 10, 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.
Students perform “Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights” Wednesday night in the Henry Heymann Theatre. Performances will continue through Oct. 6.

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

By Tamara Alchoufete, Staff Writer October 3, 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.
Thirty-four improv groups performed at the first-ever 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.
Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks’ production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar.”

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.
Charles Ross is the leading man in the “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.
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