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The Pitt Stages cast rehearses on Wednesday evening. Pitt Stages will present “Into the Woods” from today until April 14.

Pitt Stages preps for ‘Into the Woods’ opening night

By Tamara Alchoufete, Staff Writer April 4, 2019
Get ready for princesses, fairies, and lots of dark woods. The Pitt theatre arts department will perform “Into the Woods” as a mainstage production. The show opens tonight at 8 p.m. and runs through April 14.

‘Pitt Tonight’ celebrates women with annual empowerment episode

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer April 2, 2019
In the darkened William Pitt Union Assembly Room, an unusual array of images graced the stage. Some slides flashed quotes from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Others featured statements from female Pitt students, who wanted to send a message of thanks to the strong women in their lives.
Sophie Washington (Alexis Primus, top left), Miss Leah (Roxie Robinson, top middle) Fannie Dove (Sydney Dubose) watch on as Minnie Dove Charles (Maya Boyd) discovers her husband, Frank Charles (Brenden Peifer), dead after being poisoned.

Review: “Flyin’ West” soars to a standing ovation

By Tamara Alchoufete, For The Pitt News February 21, 2019
The Pitt theatre arts department told a story beautifully on Wednesday night, showing that “Flyin’ West” really is a journey of flying “as free as a bird” from the oppressive South to the open prairies of the West.
Kyle Corbin as Franz Woyzeck, surrounded by doctors as they attempt to calm him down after losing his temper planning to kill his partner Marie, in “Lab 3: Woyzeck,” directed by Christopher Staley, at the Studio Theatre Wednesday evening.

Review: Pitt Stages takes spring semester by storm with ‘Woyzeck’

By Tamara Alchoufete, For The Pitt News February 7, 2019
Tragedy meets insanity to create the chaotic atmosphere that was the Richard E. Rauh Studio Theatre on the opening night of “Woyzeck.”
Julia De Avilez Rocha (middle, far right), a senior English literature and theatre arts student, plays Ceres in a modern adaptation of “The Tempest.” She acts alongside Tamara Tunie (center) as Prospero, a woman in a contemporary Pittsburgh hospital fighting late-stage breast cancer.

Pitt student takes the stage in professional production of ‘The Tempest’

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Senior Staff Writer February 7, 2019
Julia De Avilez Rocha, a senior at Pitt, got a start in pursuing her dream at Pittsburgh Public Theater with her role as Ceres in “The Tempest.”
Josh Peck came to Carnegie Mellon University on Wednesday evening and was interviewed by Catherine Moore, one of CMU’s drama professors.

Josh Peck talks YouTube, Nickelodeon and Oprah during CMU visit

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor January 31, 2019
Former star of the sensational TV show “Drake and Josh,” Josh Peck, stopped by CMU to speak about his life and newfound YouTube career. College students from both Pitt and CMU were excited to hear what Peck had to say, as many grew up watching his TV show.
Two Ruckus members, sophomores Clare Donaher and Patrick Meyer, perform their routine that revolves around rotating troupe members in and out in the middle of skits.

Ruckus goes wild

By Rachel Saula, For The Pitt News January 22, 2019
In G24 of the Cathedral, students gathered in Hawaiian shirts and safari hats for an evening with the improv troupe Ruckus.
Actor Austin Scott (center) takes the titular role of Alexander Hamilton in the musical Hamilton.

‘Hamilton’ leaves Pittsburgh audiences speechless

By Alex Dolinger, For The Pitt News January 6, 2019
The musical “Hamilton” is easily the most popular Broadway musical at the moment, with every show of the Pittsburgh stop on its tour sold out.
Juliana Pillets and Dan Mayhak perform as Cathy and Jamie in the two-character musical “The Last Five Years” during a rehearsal before their show Thursday evening.

‘The Last Five Years’ makes the most of a small cast

By Apoorva Kethidi, For The Pitt News November 16, 2018
The musical “The Last Five Years” opened on Nov. 14 and will continue in the Studio Theatre til Nov. 18. The show is entirely student run.
Rough Magic Performance Company performed “Much Ado About Nothing” at the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival.

‘Much Ado About Nothing’ is something special with student efforts

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Staff Writer November 13, 2018
The students in “Much Ado About Nothing” managed to memorize their lines for the very first day of rehearsal in order to grapple with the Shakespearean lines.
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