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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Junior theater and communications major Stefania DiMichele reads an ELLE magazine as Elle Woods during the “Legally Blonde” musical on Tuesday at the Richard E. Rauh Studio Theatre.

‘Elle Woods is everything’: Pitt Musical Theatre Club performs with pink positivity in ‘Legally Blonde’

By Trinity Foster, Senior Staff Writer October 6, 2023

Dreams came true for Stefania Dimichele on Tuesday night when Pitt’s Musical Theatre Club opened their production of “Legally Blonde.” DiMichele played the musical’s protagonist Elle Woods, a sorority...

Students perform in Pitt Stages’ musical comedy “Abduction.”

Pitt Stage’s new musical comedy ‘Abduction’ is ‘out of this world’

By Trinity Foster, Senior Staff Writer April 12, 2023
Written by T.J. Pieffer with music by Becki Toth and Brad Kemp, Pitt Stages’ musical comedy “Abduction” is inspired by Pieffer’s hometown of Mars, Pennsylvania. Directed by Pitt professor Becki Toth, “Abduction” is the first performance of the show at this scale.
The cast of Evil Dead: The Musical perform on stage.

PMT’s ‘Evil Dead: The Musical,’ successfully revived again

By Toni Jackson, Staff Writer October 2, 2022
At Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s production of “Evil Dead: The Musical,” many audience members come dressed in all white, hoping that the blood splatter sprayed at them from the stage will serve as a momento.
From left, Brittny Smith, Charis Gullage and Amahri Edward-Jones of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.

Review | Donna Summer musical brings ‘Hot Stuff’ to Pittsburgh

By Sinead McDevitt, Contributing Editor November 19, 2021
Contributing editor Sinéad McDevitt argues the Donna Summer musical is a fun show that gets the audience hype, while also telling the Queen of Disco’s life story.
Opinion | Every TV show should have a musical episode

Opinion | Every TV show should have a musical episode

By Alex Dolinger, Senior Staff Columnist October 7, 2020
There are days when nothing can make me feel a genuine human emotion, with the exception of one single phenomenon, and that phenomenon is musical episodes of television shows.
 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.
Ben Levi Ross (center) in “Dear Evan Hansen.”

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ brings Pittsburgh audiences to tears

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer May 22, 2019
Recent popular media has taken a closer look at mental health and mental illness. The 2017 Netflix original series “13 Reasons Why” focuses on the reasons a high school teenager took her own life, while “BoJack Horseman,” another Netflix original show, centers on a celebrity horse that copes with addiction and depression.
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...

Sarah Fling, a junior, delivers an animated portrayal of Miss Hannigan in the Musical Theatre Clubs production of Annie. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Staff Photographer)

All in a day’s work: Students prepare ‘Annie’ in 24 hours

Maddie Dillen ventured into the theater on Friday night with a mixed look of confusion and excitement as she searched for a few familiar faces. Having attended only one meeting so far for the Musical...

New production creates variation in timeless musical

New production creates variation in timeless musical

By Deen van Meer January 15, 2013

Photos by Deen van Meer / Courtesy of Trust Arts

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