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A Transylvanian performs “Rocky Horror Picture Show’s” opening dance in Bellefield Hall Monday night.

‘Rocky Horror’ survives cancellation scare to please fans and performers

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor October 30, 2018
Students in the Engineering Council’s production of “Rocky Horror” were devastated when they were told the show was cancel. However, with some luck, the show was brought back to the stage.
Guest comedian Pranav Behari delivers a sex-based bit at Wednesday night’s “Collegiates and Comedians.” (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

‘Pitt Tonight’ hosts ‘Collegiates and Comedians’ stand-up show

Each month, the University’s only late-night show hosts a live comedy show with performances from students and locals.
By Siddhi Shockey, Staff Writer October 11, 2018
Nordy’s Place hosted plenty of comedians and laughs on Wednesday night with the monthly stand-up show “Collegiates and Comedians.”
“She Kills Monsters” — a dramatic comedy show which combines elements of fantasy and the world of “Dungeons and Dragons” — is Pitt Stages’ newest production.

Pitt Stages brings ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ to life with ‘She Kills Monsters’

By Sarah Gross and Wanyan Ma October 9, 2018
“Dungeons and Dragons” is a term that has become synonymous with nerd-dom. Pitt Stages took on this concept by putting on the play “She Kills Monsters.”
“Brothers II Men, Forever” comically portrays the experience of a woman who is unsatisfied by women’s place in society.

Redeye Theatre Project packs Studio Theatre

This weekend, students at the University of Pittsburgh put on six short plays. Each of these plays were casted, written, rehearsed and performed all within 24 hours.
By Siddhi Shockey, Staff Writer September 4, 2018
This weekend, students at the University of Pittsburgh put on six plays. Each of these plays were casted, written, rehearsed and performed all within 24 hours.
The cast of “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” produced by Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks, poses together.

Shakespearean plays take over Pittsburgh parks

On Sept. 2, fans of Shakespearean drama lined the lawn at Frick Park for a special performance of the classic comedy "Two Gentleman of Verona."
By Madeline Gavatorta, Staff Writer September 4, 2018
On Sept. 2, fans of Shakespearean drama lined the lawn at Frick Park for a special performance of the classic comedy "Two Gentleman of Verona."
Trevor Dion Nicholas plays the role of Genie in Disney’s “Aladdin,” presented by PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh. The production runs from Aug. 22 until Sept. 9. (Photo by Deen van Meer/courtesy of Pittsburgh Cultural Trust)

Enchantment runs rampant at the Benedum Center in Disney’s ‘Aladdin’

The North American tour of Disney's hit Broadway musical "Aladdin" delighted a Pittsburgh audience on Aug. 23.
By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Staff Writer August 27, 2018
The North American tour of Disney's hit Broadway musical "Aladdin" delighted a Pittsburgh audience on Aug. 23.
Pittsburgh medical school students take a break from the classroom to perform in the annual Scope and Scalpel play. This year’s production was “Beauty and the Yeast Infection.” (Photo courtesy of Eddie Boyo)

Pitt School of Medicine puts on ‘Beauty and the Yeast Infection’

It’s a tale as old as time — itching, burning and pain during sexual intercourse. This is how WebMD describes the symptoms of a yeast infection, which the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine...

For the last episode of Pitt Tonight  for the 2017-18  school year, host Andrew Dow invited best friend Dominic Hendrickson on Pitt Tonight to be his guest. (Photo courtesy of Andrew Dow, taken by Valkyrie Speaker)

Lingering Laughter: Pitt’s LGBTQ+ community takes on the comedy scene

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor May 30, 2018

When Andrew Dow isn’t making crowds of people laugh as the host of Pitt Tonight or performing onstage with the improv group Ruckus, he can be found spending his summer in his hometown of Abington, just...

The Gravedigger, Tony Bingham, shows Hamlet, Matthew Amendt, Yorick's skull in Act V, Scene 1 of Pittsburgh Public Theater's production of Hamlet. (Photo courtesy of Michael Henninger)

Pappas bids The Public adieu with ‘Hamlet’

By Jon Kunitsky | For The Pitt News May 16, 2018

The audience poured an avalanche of applause over the cast of Pittsburgh Public Theater’s production of “Hamlet” following its opening performance April 19 — uproarious cheering, whistling and...

Pitt students rehearse for the Musical Theatre Club’s production of “Legally Blonde” Thursday in the Charity Randall Theatre. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

Musical Theatre Club gears up for Legally Blonde

By Sarah Connor, Staff Writer April 12, 2018

Chloe Torrence circled a group of actors and singers onstage at the Charity Randall Theatre, kicking off her normal weeknight routine. “Starting tonight, you cannot call ‘line’ anymore,” Torrence...

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