Abigail/1702. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's drama follows the girl who cried "Witch!" in The Crucible into adulthood, through May 26 (City Theatre).
Clybourne Park. Bruce Norris' scathing, Pulitzer- and Tony-winning comedy about race as expressed through home-selling (and -buying) in one Chicago house, in 1959 and 2009, through May 19 (Pittsburgh Public Theater).
Dani Girl. A young girl copes with a life-threatening disease through the power of imagination in this new musical by Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond, through May 19 (Stage 62).
Five Women Wearing the Same Dress. Alan Ball, who went on to American Beauty and Six Feet Under, wrote this 1993 comedy set amongst bridesmaids backstage at a wedding, through May 19 (McKeesport Little Theatre).
Little Shop of Horrors. The classic doo-wop musical about a man-eating houseplant, by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, through May 19 (Little Lake Theatre).
Next to Normal. Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt's hit 2009 Broadway musical about a troubled American family, which won a Pulitzer Prize and multiple Tonys, through May 19 (Stage 62).
Pittsburgh International Children's Festival. Performers from around the world are featured at this annual festival based in Oakland and presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, through May 19. www.trustarts.org
Tarzan. Adapted from the animated Disney movie, with songs by Phil Collins, through May 19 (Pittsburgh Musical Theater).
Walk Two Moons. Drama adapted from the Newberry Medal-winning children's book by Sharon Creech, through May 19 (Prime Stage Theater).
Without Ruth. Daughters must make end-of-life decisions about their mother in this brand-new play by Off the Wall's Virginia Wall Gruenert, through May 18 (Off the Wall Productions).
Moonlight & Valentino. Three women visit a fourth whose husband has unexpectedly died in this comedy by Ellen Simon, May 16-June 1 (South Park Theatre).
First Voice Festival. A showcase for local and visiting African-American artists, performers and writers, featuring August Wilson Center fellows Nathan James, Bridgette Perdue, Marlana Vassar, Josh Wilder and Nikki Young, May 17-25 (August Wilson Center).
In the Raw. The reading series for new plays concludes with The Gospel Singer, by Pittsburgh-based playwright C.S. Wyatt, a drama about a singer torn between two cultures, May 19 and 20 (Bricolage Productions).
Miracle on South Division Street. Over the Tavern playwright Tom Dudzick offers another comedic slice of working-class life in Buffalo, May 23-June 8 (Little Lake).
Side By Side By Sondheim. A popular revue of songs by Stephen Sondheim, drawn from Company, Follies, West Side Story and more, May 23-Aug. 18 (CLO Cabaret).
The Kreutzer Sonata. Pittsburgh premiere of Nancy Harris' adaptation of the Tolstoy novella about a man whose belief that his wife had an affair might have been mistaken, May 30-June 22 (Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre).
Man of La Mancha. The frequently revived Broadway hit musical, featuring "The Impossible Dream," imagines an imprisoned Miguel de Cervantes acting out his Quixote, May 30-June 8 (The Company of Pittsburgh).
42nd Street. "We're in the Money," "Lullaby of Broadway" — it's old-time show-biz fun with this 1980 musical (set in 1933), May 31-June 9 (Pittsburgh CLO).
Radio Golf. The 1990s-set installment in August Wilson's famed Pittsburgh Cycle has a backdrop of neighborhood redevelopment in a changing Hill District, June 1-29 (Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Co.).
Other Desert Cities. Palm Springs shortly after the 2003 invasion of Iraq is the setting for Jon Robin Baitz's acclaimed new comic drama about a well-connected but dysfunctional family, June 6-30 (Pittsburgh Public).
Same Time Next Year. Bernard Slade's 1975 comedy about two lovers who have an annual assignation for a quarter-century, June 6-22 (South Park).
State of the Union. Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse's 1945 play about a presidential candidate having an extramarital affair, June 6-15 (The Summer Company).
Why Do Fools Fall in Love? Roger Bean's musical revue featuring '60s pop from "I Will Follow Him" to the title tune, June 6-22 (Apple Hill Playhouse).
The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail. Robert Edwin Lee and Jerome Lawrence's play about Henry David Thoreau's refusal to pay a tax that might fund the Mexican-American War, June 7-15 (Throughline Theatre Co.).
Sylvia. A.R. Gurney's comedy about a married man having a mid-life crisis and the stray dog who advises him, June 13-29 (Little Lake).
The Tempest. Not exactly Shakespeare's version; rather, William Davenant and John Dryden's 1667 version based on Willy's take, June 13-29 (Unseam'd Shakespeare).
Five One-Acts by F.J. Hartland. Gemini Children's Theater fundraiser showcases five works by the local playwright, June 20-29 (Gemini).
Carmen. Bizet's famous opera, with full orchestra, presented in English, June 20-23 (Undercroft Opera).
Phantom. Not the Andrew Lloyd Weber thing, but rather Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit's own 1991 musical adaptation of the creepy romance, June 21-30 (Pittsburgh CLO).
Midnight Radio. The latest themed installment of the live comedy series in the style of a classic radio broadcast, complete with sound effects, spoof commercials, fake breaking news and more, June 22-30 (Bricolage Productions).
You Haven't Changed A Bit and Other Lies. This 2001 "musical about growing up at 60" takes a comic look at three longtime married couples, June 27-July 13 (South Park).
Motherhood Out Loud. David Cale, Beth Henley and Theresa Rebeck are among the 14 writers who collaborated on this recent anthology-style play about, well, motherhood, July 3-20 (Little Lake).
Caught in the Net. Ray Cooney farce about a bigamist London cabbie trying to keep his two families apart, July 4-20 (Apple Hill).
Mnemonic. British theater company Complicite devised this 1999 play, with multimedia, about how "place and memory collide while stories that are older than the millennium connect us to each other and those who came before," July 5-28 (Quantum Theatre).
The Tales of Hoffman Retold. A new version of this opera about a man's complicated love life, part of Opera Theater of Pittsburgh's SummerFest, July 6, 13 and 21 (Opera Theater).
A Little Night Music. Sondheim's modern-classic musical (featuring "Send in the Clowns") about romance and infidelity in the countryside, July 7, 12, and 20 (Opera Theater).
The Little Mermaid. Adaptation of the animated Disney musical, with songs by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, July 9-21 (Pittsburgh CLO).
Lady Windermere's Fan. Oscar Wilde's comedy about a society woman who plots to avenge her husband's suspected infidelity, July 11-27 (PICT).
Shining Brow. Daron Hagen's 1993 opera about Frank Lloyd Wright and his affair with Mamah Cheney, July 11 and 19 (Opera Theater).
Sisters of Swing. The story of mid-century hit-makers The Andrews Sisters, featuring songs like "Bei Mir Bist Du Schön" and "The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," July 12-28 (The Theatre Factory).
Joe Turner's Come and Gone. The August Wilson Center begins a decade-long project to stage student productions of all of its namesake's Century Cycle plays, July 12-14. (August Wilson Center).
Viva Los Bastarditos. Pittsburgh premiere of Jake Oliver's rock musical about rockers leading the people against would-be dictators, which won the audience award at the 2010 fringeNYC festival, July 12-27 (No Name Players).
The Secret Gardener. Mozart's comedy La finta giardiniera, July 14 and 20 (Opera Theater).
Pittsburgh Pride Theater Festival. The return of this independent showcase for LGBTQ-themed one-acts, featuring work by playwrights Jeff Cordell, Kathryn Miller Haines, Wali Jamal and Carol Mullen, July 18-27 (at Pittsburgh Playwrights).
Avenue Q. The Broadway-hit R-rated musical spoofing Sesame Street follows a recent college graduate and his NYC neighbors, including naked singing puppets, with songs by Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon) and Jeff Marks, July 18-28 (Stage 62).
The Love List. Norm Foster's contemporary comedy about a middle-aged guy who seems to get just the woman he's wishing for, July 18-Aug. 3 (South Park).
A Slight Case of Murder. Damon Runyon and Howard Lindsay's 1930s comedy details the travails of an ex-bootlegger and his family adjusting to respectable life, July 18-27 (Summer Company).
Oedipus Rex. Sophocles' classic about a king trying to save his ravaged country, July 19-27 (Throughline).
Italian-American Reconciliation. A guy tries to win back his ex-wife in this comedy from John Patrick Shanley (Moonstruck), July 25-Aug. 10 (Little Lake).
Midnight Radio. The latest themed installment of the live comedy series in the style of a classic radio broadcast, complete with sound effects, spoof commercials, fake breaking news and more, July 27-Aug. 4 (Bricolage).
The Buddy Holly Story. The short life and many hits of the groundbreaking rocker are fodder for Alan Janes' musical, July 30-Aug. 4 (Pittsburgh CLO).
Southern Hospitality. Comedy about the four Futrelle sisters trying to save their small Texas town by luring a salsa manufacturer, Aug. 1-11 (Apple Hill).
Oedipus and the Foul Mess in Thebes. Playwright Sean Graney, of Chicago theater troupe The Hypocrites, offers this world-premiere "rock-inspired contemporary take" on classic Greek tragedy, Aug. 2-17 (No Name).
Don Juan Comes Back from the War. A new translation of Odon Von Horvath's 1936 play imagining the legendary lothario as a repentant ex-soldier in the wake of World War I, Aug. 8-31 (PICT).
Tuesdays With Morrie. A journalist's relationship with his terminally ill former college professor is the subject of this two-character drama, adapted from Mitch Albom's book by Albom and Jeffrey Hatcher, Aug. 8-24 (South Park).
Crimes of the Heart. Beth Henley's Pulitzer-winning comedy about three sisters and their outrageous lives, Aug. 15-31 (Little Lake).
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Tennessee Williams' classic, Aug. 22-31 (Summer Company).
On Golden Pond. Ernest Thompson's chestnut about an elderly couple, their summer home and their step-grandson, Aug. 22-Sept. 1 (Apple Hill).
Happily Ever Laughter. Chicago's famed Second City brings its improv and sketch comedy to the Pittsburgh Public Theater for three shows only, Aug. 23 and 24 (Public).
In the Heights. It's the first local production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit Broadway musical about a New York neighborhood, sung and danced to Latino music and hip hop, Aug. 23-Sept. 1 (Carrnivale Theatrics).
Midnight Radio. The latest themed installment of the live comedy series in the style of a classic radio broadcast, complete with sound effects, spoof commercials, fake breaking news and more, Aug. 24-Sept. 1 (Bricolage).
The Art of Murder. A painter plots to kill his art dealer in Joe DiPietro's comedy, Aug. 29-Sept. 14 (South Park).
The Lion King. Hit musical adaptation of the animated Disney film, Sept. 3-29 (Benedum Center).
Is He Dead? New adaptation of a recently unearthed Mark Twain farce about a struggling young Parisian painter who fakes his own death, then poses as his own twin sister, Sept. 5-21 (Little Lake).
Defending the Caveman. Rob Becker's popular one-man show about understanding relationships from the guy's perspective, Sept. 5-Oct. 13 (CLO Cabaret).
Honk Jr. A musical based on the Hans Christian Andersen classic about an ugly duckling, through May 26 (Playhouse Jr.)
Huck Finn. Mark Twain's story of the runaway kid and his companion, Jim, on a raft on the Mississippi, adapted by Eric Coble, through May 26 (Playhouse Jr.).
Afternoon of the Elves. Janet Taylor Lisle's award-winning book about an impoverished, unpopular kid whose backyard contains a magical secret, adapted by Y York, May 25-June 9 (Playhouse Jr.).
Li'l Red. A musical adaptation of "Little Red Riding Hood," by Richard Kinter, June 20-28 (Johnny Appleseed Children's Theater).
Rumplestiltskin. That irascible gnome is still spinning straw into gold, June 17-26 (South Park Children's Theatre).
Go, Dog. Go! Dogs go wild in this musical, adapted by Allison Gregory and Steven Dietz from the P.D. Eastman story, June 26-July 13 (Looking Glass).
A Winnie-the-Pooh Birthday Tail. Musical adaptation of the Pooh story by James W. Rodgers, July 4-12 (Johnny Appleseed).
The Ugly Duckling & Other Tails. Adaptations of fairy tales, July 1-10 (South Park).
Fe Fi Fo Fum. Those magic beans will get you every time, even in this musical adaptation by Vera Morris and Bill Francoeur, July 18-Aug. 26 (Johnny Appleseed).
Tweet! A Musical. July 15-24 (South Park).
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Adaptation of the famous Roald Dahl story about kids who win a tour of a mysterious candy factory, July 17-Aug. 3 (Looking Glass).
The Monster Under the Bed. A kid gets the day off from school when his mom accidentally takes the monster under the bed to school in Kevin Dyer's play, Aug. 7-24 (Looking Glass).
Alice in Wonderland. William Glennon's adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic, Aug. 1-9 (Johnny Appleseed).
12 Dancing Princesses. July 29-Aug. 7 (South Park).
Bodiography Center for Movement. Bodiography students perform alongside the troupe in classical and contemporary works, June 8 (Byham Theater).
Carnegie Performing Arts Center. The center's Spring Showcase, featuring student dancers, June 1 and 2 (Carnegie Music Hall, Carnegie). 412-279-8887
CorningWorks. Beth Corning's new one-woman show remains, June 5-9 (New Hazlett).
Continuum Dance Theater. Third Tuesdays You Drink ... We Dance (informal performance in lounge setting), Tue., May 21 (Bar Marco, Strip District). www.continuumdancetheater.blogspot.com
Duquesne University Tamburitzans. The noted Eastern European folk-dance troupe performs Aug. 23 (South Park Amphitheater). 412-350-5929
Kelly-Strayhorn Theater. Balafon West African Dance Conference, May 17 and 18. Annual Full Bloom Summer Dance Party, June 1.
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School. Student and pre-professional divisions perform new and classic works in the annual Pre-Professional Showcase, Fri., May 17-Sun., May 19 (George Rowland White Performance Studio, Downtown). 412-281-0360
The Pillow Project. Premiere of Pearlann Porter's ( ), May 17-19. Premiere of Porter's The Green Swan, June 28-30. Second Saturdays performance series: June 8 (with guest Phat Man Dee), July 13 (with jazz group Blue Redshift) and Aug. 10 (with jazz group Ronnie Burrage and Burrage Band) at The Space Upstairs in Point Breeze. www.pillowproject.org
Texture Contemporary Ballet. Second annual birthday party, July 6 (Pittsburgh Dance Center, Bloomfield). Perpetual Motion (new choreography), July 18-21 (New Hazlett). www.textureballet.org
Amish Monkeys. Improv comedy, June 8 and July 13.
Arcade Comedy Theater. Mark & Jonathan's Fireside Chat, Fri., May 17 and July 6. Sally Brooks with Uke & Tuba, Sat., May 18. Kris Levkulich with Jesse Landis Eigsti, May 24. This Improvised Life, May 25. Ruckus Improv!, May 25. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles — Live Read, May 31. Dodge Intrepid Radio Show, June 1. Race to the Coffin Comedy Show, June 6. Arcade Forenics League, June 8. Electric Slidez: PowerPoint Karaoke, June 8. Pride Weekend at Arcade, June 13-16. Dinner with the Nolens Improv Show, June 21 and July 27. Blue Light Special Comedy show, June 21 and July 26. The Cellar Dwellers Improv, June 22. Gilda's Birthday Party!: An All-Female Comedy Event for Gilda's Club of Western PA, June 28. Reset List Improv Rock Concert, June 29. Danny Palumbo & Friends Comedy Show, July 5. Live Read, July 20.
Heinz Hall. Daniel Tosh, June 12 (two shows).
Cabaret at Theater Square. Pittsburgh Improv Jam, every Thursday.
Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead. Tracy Morgan, June 7.
Club Café. An Evening of Comedy with Krish Mohan feat. Dan Jenniches, John Ralich, hosted by Zach Funk May 24 (South Side, 412-431-4950).
Cruze Bar. Erin Foley, June 7. Adam Sank, July 12. Bridget McManus, Aug. 2 (Strip District, www.facebook.com/cruzebar).
Pittsburgh Comedy Showcase. Hosted by Mike Wysocki, every Friday (Corner Café, South Side, 412-488-2995).
Pittsburgh Improv. Jo Koy, Thu., May 16-Sat., May 18. Clint Coley, Sun., May 19. John Henton, May 23-26. Comic Wars, May 29. Gary Owen, May 30-June 2. An Evening with Craig Shoemaker, June 7-9. Sebastien Maniscalco, June 13-15. Mo'Nique, June 21-22. Tommy Davidson, June 27-30. Aries Spears, July 25-28. Iliza Shlesinger, Aug. 2-4. Doug Benson, Aug. 3.
Slapsticks Productions. Funny Fundraisers: Monessen Italian Club ISMA, Fri., May 17 (Monessen; 724-684-3710). Ligonier Theatre, Sat., May 18 (Ligonier). Butler Football Boosters, May 31 (Butler; 724-287-9934). Deer Lakes Boys Soccer Boosters, June 1 (Cheswick, 724-265-1248). Saint Ursula Catholic School, June 8 (Allison Park, 412-920-5653).
Steel City Improv Theater. Panic & Hotel Nowhere every Monday. 808 & Well Known Strangers every Monday. Ruckus, The Cage Match and The Jam Session, Thursdays through Aug. 1. The Lupones: Made Up Musicals, The Death Show and The Writers' Room & Cream Stain, Fridays through July. Various improv groups, Fridays through July.
Carnegie Library Sunday Poetry & Reading Series. Susan Urbanek Linville, Sun., May 19; G. Emil Reutter and Diane Sahms Guarnieri, June 16; Rosaly DeMaios Roffman, July 21; and Rina Ferrarelli, Aug. 18 (Carnegie Library, Oakland, 412-622-3151).
Cave Canem. Cave Canem poets Toi Derricotte, Cornelius Eady and more, June 20 (City of Asylum/Pittsburgh, North Side, email@example.com).
Exiled Voices of China and Tibet. City of Asylum/Pittsburgh hosts a day-long series of free talks, readings and performances by writers and musicians in exile from China and Tibet, including author Liao Yiwu, human-rights activist Chen Guangcheng and special guest, dissident poet Huang Xiang. June 8 (North Side, 412-323-0278).
Hemingway's Summer Poetry Series. Squirrel Hill Poetry Workshop: Anthony Ciotoli, Ann Curran, Ziggy Edwards, Randy Minnich, Pam O'Brien, Rosaly DeMaios Roffman, Miguel Ruiz and Arlene Weiner, Tue., May 21; Jan Beatty, Celeste Gainey, Elise D'Haene and Liane Ellison Norman, May 28; Joan E. Bauer, Roberta Hatcher, Gene Hirsch, Joseph Karasek and Jill Khoury, June 4; Jay Carson, Sheila Carter-Jones, Barbara Edelman and Richard St. John, June 11; Leslie Anne McIlroy, Sean Thomas Dougherty and Sherrie Flick, June 18; James Deahl, Norma West Linder, Sheila Kelly and Michael Wurster, June 25; Toi Derricotte, Judith Robinson and Philip Terman, July 2; Paola Corso, Rina Ferrarelli and Sheryl St.Germain, July 9; 5 AM Party & Tribute: Ed Ochester, Judith Vollmer and Friends, July 16; David Ades, Renee Alberts, Kristofer Collins and Nancy Krygowski, July 23; Nikki Allen, Marilyn Bates, Jimmy Cvetic, John Grochalski, Jason Irwin, Amanda Reynolds, Kayla Sargeson, Scott Silsbe and Bob Ziller, July 30 (Hemingway's Café, Oakland, Jbauer103w@aol.com).
Moth Mainstage. They keep booking larger venues for this annual showcase for winners of Pittsburgh's monthly storytelling series, a franchise of the popular New York original, Aug. 22 (Byham).
Mystery Lovers Bookshop. Dennis Palumbo, Sat., May 18. Publication party for Tempest Reborn, by local author Nicole Peeler, May 28. Chill & Thrill Fest (June 14-19), including: Publication party for In Fact Books, June 14; Slasher Chic Thriller Book Swap, June 16; Linda Castillo (Her Last Breath), June 18; and Taylor Stevens (The Doll), June 19. Summer Solstice Soiree with local author Kathleen Shoop and friends, June 21. Coffee & Crime with author Jon McGoran (Drift), July 20 (Oakmont, 412-828-4877).
The New Yinzer Presents. Jasmine Dream Wagner, Alicia Salvadeo and T.C. Jones, Thu., May 16 (ModernFormations Gallery, Garfield, tnypresents.blogspot.com).
Penguin Bookshop. Edward McClelland (Nothin' But Blue Skies), June 10 (Sewickley, 412-741-3838).
Saturday Night Stories. Fiction readings by Elise D'Haene, Amanda Young and Christina Deka., Sat., May 18 (Biddle's Escape, Wilkinsburg, 412-999-9009).
Steel City Slam. Pittsburgh's premier poetry slam, with featured poets and cash prizes. Thu., May 16, June 20, July 18 and Aug. 15. (720 Music Café, Lawrenceville, www.pghpoetry.org).
WordPlay. New quarterly show blending true stories accompanied live by a DJ, hosted by series originator Alan Olifson. First installment includes tellers David Harris-Gershon, Nora Matthews, Alan Olifson, Amanda Hamilton Roos, Todd Shaffer, May 31 (Bricolage).
Writers LIVE. Nathaniel Philbrick (Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution), Thu., May 16 (Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Oakland, 412-622-8866).
Theater Companies and Venues
Amish Monkeys. Point Breeze, www.amishmonkeys.com.
Apple Hill Playhouse. Delmont, 724-468-5050.
Arcade Comedy Theater. Downtown. 412-339-0608.
August Wilson Center. Downtown, 412-258-2700.
Benedum Center. Downtown, 412-456-6666.
Bricolage Productions. Downtown, 412-394-3353.
Byham Theater. Downtown, 412-456-6666.
Cabaret at Theater Square. Downtown, 412-456-6666.
Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead. Munhall, 412-368-5225.
Carrnivale Theatrics. North Side, www.facebook.com/CarrnivaleTheatrics.
City Theatre. South Side, 412-431-2489.
CLO Cabaret. Downtown, 412-281-3973.
The Company of Pittsburgh. Carnegie, 412-807-9528.
Gemini Children's Theater. Point Breeze, 412-243-5201.
Heinz Hall. Downtown, 412-392-4900.
Johnny Appleseed Children's Theater. Delmont, 724-468-5050.
Little Lake Theatre. Canonsburg, 724-745-6300.
Looking Glass Theatre. Canonsburg, 412-561-4402.
McKeesport Little Theater. McKeesport, 412-673-1100.
New Hazlett Theater. North Side, 412-320-4610.
No Name Players. Oakland, www.nonameplayers.org.
Off the Wall Productions. Carnegie, 724-873-3576.
Opera Theater of Pittsburgh. Fox Chapel, 412-621-1499.
Pittsburgh CLO. Downtown, 412-325-1582.
Pittsburgh Musical Theater. Downtown, 412-539-0900.
Pittsburgh Improv. The Waterfront, West Homestead, 412-462-5233.
Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre Co. Oakland, 412-561-6000.
Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater Co. Downtown, www.pghplaywrights.com.
Pittsburgh Public Theater. Downtown, 412-316-1600.
Playhouse Jr. Oakland, 412-621-4445.
Prime Stage Theater. North Side, 724-773-0700.
Quantum Theatre. Various locations, 412-697-2929.
South Park Theatre. South Park, 412-831-8552.
Stage 62. Carnegie, 412-429-6262.
Steel City Improv Theater. Shadyside, www.steelcityimprov.com
The Summer Company. Duquesne University, Uptown. 412-243-5201.
The Theatre Factory. Trafford, 412-374-9200.
Throughline Theatre Company. Lawrenceville, www.throughlinetheatre.org.
Undercroft Opera. Oakland, 412-422-7919.
Unseam'd Shakespeare. Oakland, 412-621-0244.