Opera Company Puts Pittsburgh Spin on Classic Gilbert and Sullivan, Puccini
PITTSBURGH, PA – The Pittsburgh Savoyards prepare to launch a new season of topsy-turvy fun with Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury, followed by Giacomo Puccini’s opera Gianni Schicchi. The production is set to run Oct. 7-9 and 13-16, 2016 at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall at 300 Beechwood Ave, Carnegie, Pa 15106. Longtime music director and conductor Guy Russo will lead the ensemble and orchestra, and stage director Jim Critchfield will bring both operas to life, giving them a fresh Pittsburgh-themed interpretation in honor of the city bicentennial. Both one-acts, the comic operas will be performed together each night as a double feature.
Adult general admission tickets will be $25 each at the box office, with discounted admission available for children, students and seniors. Those who order tickets by Oct.6 can take advantage of the special early bird discount. Local non-profit organizations have the opportunity to apply for limited blocks of free tickets to any of the performances.
Interested organizations can direct inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412-734-8476. If the number of applications exceeds the amount of available tickets, non-profits with an educational mission will take precedence.
The Sinking of the Andrea Doria Documentary Film Screening Thursday, October 20, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Dante Aligheri Society of Pittsburgh and Robert Morris University’s Voci Italiane present the American Premier of Andrea Doria “Are the Passengers Saved?” with Italian film director Luca Guardabascio. The movie was written and produced by Pierette Domenica Simpson and directed by Mr. Guardabascio.
The screening will be followed by a VIP reception with the Director.
Tickets range from $10 to $25 and are available at www.brownpapertickets.com
American Murder Song, Friday October 21 – 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM
American Murder Song is multi-media production including an original collection of murder ballads set in 1816. The project uses a hybridized digital/visual/musical landscape to create an immersive event for fans. The presenters and creators Terrance Zdunich and Saar Hendelman have built a fan base around immersive live eventsl. They have decided to take the experience to a new level by bringing a project that has existed primarily in the digital space to stages. We are looking forward to bringing the show to Pittsburgh.
For more information about this production, to see video from this performance, or to purchase tickets go to www.americanmurdersong.com.
Kyiv Ukrainian Dance presents the Magic Boots – Saturday, October 29, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
The Kyiv Ukrainian Dance Ensemble Presents The Magic Boots, a full length production of dance theater!
The 40+ dancers portray the tale of two young dancers transported back to 16th century Ukraine by a pair of magic dancing boots. Join Teodor and Vasyl as they encounter love and adventure with mischievous water nymphs, lively mountain villagers, bustling city folk, and Ukrainian kozaks. Can they locate the magic scepter that can send them back home?
The Ukrainian Market Place providing cultural items for sale and traditional foods will open at 12:00pm.
Performance time: 3:00pm
Tickets range from $12-$15
Reception with Kyiv dancers following the production. Refreshments and music provided!
Reception tickets range from $10 – free!
For ticket reservations 412-527-5359 or for more information www.kyidance.net or kyivdance@aol
Friday, November 4, at 7:30pm
For the final performance of its Listen Locally: 115th Anniversary Season, the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall present a landmark performance of the Allegheny City Ragtime Orchestra (ACRO)!
Tom Roberts, accomplished composer, stride pianist and musical archaeologist, will reintroduce audiences to the forgotten ragtime composers of Pittsburgh. Roberts has unearthed an extraordinary trove of hidden musical gems that will be performed for the first time in more than 100 years. George Reeg, KFW Guenther and Carl Bruno are among the Pittsburgh composers will represent this “forgotten” period of Pittsburgh musical legacy. In addition, the ACRO will perform compositions from the original orchestrations of the great composers of the ragtime era, including: Scott Joplin, James Scott, Joseph Lamb and Tom Turpin.
A dessert reception with the performers follows the concert. Complimentary shuttle service will be available from the Carnegie Municipal Lot on Main Street (between Mary and Pine Streets).
Tickets are $15 in advance, $25 at the door, and $10 for students. Complementary programming with Tom Roberts is being developed around Ragtime music and Pittsburgh’s rediscovered early jazz legacy. Stay updated on upcoming events at www.carnegiecarnegie.org
This concert made possible by the generosity of the A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust of The Pittsburgh Foundation.
November 10-19, 2016
This classic, family-friendly, six-time TONY Award winning musical comedy follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize–this despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.
Music and Lyrics by Meredith Wilson ; Book by Meredith Wilson
Presented through special arrangement Music Theatre International, Inc.
Thu. to Sat., Nov. 10-12 and 17-19 at 8 pm
Sun. Matinees Nov. 13 and 20 at 2
Adults: $20, Students/Seniors: $15
Tickets are not yet released for this event. Please stay posted at www.stage62.com to purchase tickets.
December 9-18, 2016
The Carnegie Performing Arts Center, an ACFL&MH resident company, presents The Nutcracker!
Christmas time brings the magical dream of a little girl named Clara and her handsome Nutcracker Prince. Battling an evil Rat King and sledding through swirling snowflakes are just a few of the adventures leading them to their Candy Kingdom. Join Clara and her Prince in the holiday event of the season.
December 9-11, and 16-18. Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
Holiday concessions and raffle located in the Basement Studio before and after the event.
Tickets available at the door. $15 Adults, $12 Students and Seniors. Group rates also available, please call (412) 279-8887. www.carnegieperformingartscenter.com
May 12-22, 2016
Presented by ACFL&MH resident theater company, Stage 62, Assassins lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States, in a one-act historical “revusical” that explores the dark side of the American experience. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, writers Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman bend the rules of time and space, taking us on a nightmarish roller coaster ride in which assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods meet, interact and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream.
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ; Book by John Weidman
Presented through special arrangement with Music theatre International (MTI).
Thu. to Sat. May 12-14 and 19-21 at 8 pm
Sun. Matinees May 15 and 22 at 2 pm
Tickets: Adults: $20, Students/Seniors: $15