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Plays are listed by opening date.

For theater locations and contact info, see the index at the end of this listing.

Ongoing

The Art of Dining. A restaurant comedy, through May 19 (Little Lake Theater).

Eleemosynary. The Lee Blessing comedy, through May 19 (Echo Theatre).

Not Now, Darling! The farce by Ray Cooney and John Chapman, through May 19 (Butler Little Theatre).

Sylvia. A.R. Gurney's comedy about a man and the talking dog who loves him, through May 19 (CCAC-South Campus).

The Taffetas. The crowd-pleasing musical, through May 19 (Jude Pohl Productions).

Arsenic and Old Lace. The comic perennial by Joseph Kesselring, through May 20 (McKeesport Little Theater).

Beauty & The Beast. Disney's musical, through May 20 (Pittsburgh Musical Theater).

The Glorious Ones. A world-premiere musical from the Ragtime team of Ahrens and Flaherty, through May 20 (Pittsburgh Public Theater).

The Missionary Position. Keith Reddin's new comedy about a presidential campaign, through May 20 (City Theatre).

Nunsense. The musical comedy, through May 20 (South Park Theatre).

Pittsburgh International Children's Theater. Acrobatics, music, puppetry, short plays and more, through May 20.

The Tempest. The Shakespeare classic, through May 20 (Old Schoolhouse Players).

Cactus Flower. The Abe Burrows farce about a May-December romance, through May 26 (Comtra Theatre).

The Music Lesson. Tammy Ryan's drama about contemporary war refugees in Pittsburgh, through May 26 (Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater Co.).

Intimate Apparel. Lynn Nottage's drama about a lingerie seamstress in early 20th-century New York, through May 27 (City Theatre).

Stuff Happens. David Hare's drama about the Bush White House and Iraq, through June 2 (Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theater).

Pill Hill. African-American mill workers search for the American dream in Samuel L. Kelly's drama set in 1970s Chicago, through June 3 (New Horizon Theater).

Always ... Patsy Cline. Musical tribute to the legendary country singer (Pittsburgh CLO), ongoing.

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Openings.

May 17

Healthy Black Family: The Separation of Blood. A new play with music, through June 2 (Kuntu Repertory Theater).

May 18

Brighton Beach Memoirs.The Neil Simon comedy, through May 27 (Stage 62).

May 19

Nine Parts of Desire. Heather Raffo's drama about the effects of the Iraq War on women, through June 3 (Pittsburgh Irish & Classical).

May 23

FBI Girl: How I Learned to Crack My Father's Code. Tammy Ryan's world-premiere coming-of-age story about a Catholic girl whose dad is a federal agent, through June 10 (Playhouse Repertory).

Goodnight Mr. Wilson. Actor Charles Dutton's one-man tribute to the late August Wilson (Byham Theater), one night only.

May 24

Bunny Bunny. A former Saturday Night Live writer's comedy about his relationship with Gilda Radner, through June 9 (Little Lake).

Owl & The Pussycat. Bill Manhoff's romantic comedy, through June 10 (South Park).

May 27-28

New Play by David Turkel. A staged reading (Bricolage Production Company).

May 29

Ancient History. David Ives' battle-of the sexes comedy, through June 10 (Red Barn Theater).

Disney's High School Musical. Based on the popular TV movie, through June 17 (Pittsburgh CLO).

May 31

From Door to Door. James Sherman's dramedy about three generations of women, through June 23 (St. Vincent Theatre).

The Gin Game. The Pulitzer-winning comedy about two retirees playing cards, through July 1 (Pittsburgh Public).

The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron? Robert Dubac's one-man comedy about what women want, through July 8 (City Theatre).

June 1

Cheaper by the Dozen. Adaptation of the book about a family with a lot of children, through June 16 (Comtra).

The Taffetas. The crowd-pleasing musical, through June 16 (Red Barn Players).

June 2

Always ... Patsy Cline. Musical tribute to the country singer, through June 9 (Calvin Presbyterian Church).

McCaffery Mysteries. Murder-mystery dinner theater. Various titles. Also July 7, Aug. 4 and Sept. 1.

June 5

Steel Magnolias. Robert Harling's popular dramedy, through June 17 (Mountain Playhouse).

June 7

The Guys. Anne Nelson's drama about a New York fire chief in the aftermath of 9/11, through June 16 (Terra Nova Theatre Group).

June 8

Always ... Patsy Cline. Musical tribute to the country singer, through June 10 (Valley Players of Ligonier).

The Diary of Anne Frank. The Holocaust drama, through June 24 (New Castle Playhouse).

June 9

Amish Monkeys. The improv comedy troupe performs the second Saturday of each month. Also July 14, Aug. 11 and Sept. 8.

June 14

Admirable Crichton. The J.M. Barrie comedy about a British family shipwrecked with its servants, through June 23 (Summer Company).

The Boys Next Door. The comedy about four developmentally disabled men living together, through June 30 (Little Lake).

The Collected Works of Billy the Kid. Dan Jemmett (Quantum's Dogface) adapts Michael Ondaatje's award-winning book of poems for this world premiere at the North Side's shuttered Garden Theatre, through July 1 (Quantum Theatre).

The Constant Prince. The classic work by 17th-century Spanish master Calderón, about a martydom among Portugese royalty, through June 30 (Unseam'd Shakespeare Co.).

Hedda Gabler. The Ibsen classic, through June 30 (Pittsburgh Irish & Classical).

Pittsburgh Pride Theater Festival. The fourth annual showcase for lesbian-, gay-, bisexual- and transgender-themed work, through June 24 (Pittsburgh Playwrights).

A Thousand Clowns. The Herb Gardner comedy, through July 1 (South Park).

June 15

Once on This Island. The Ahrens and Flaherty Broadway musical hit, through June 16 (CCAC--South Campus).

June 19

The Foreigner. Larry Shue's comedy set in a fishing lodge, through July 1 (Mountain Playhouse).

Oklahoma! Shirley Jones stars in a new production of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic, through July 1 (Pittsburgh CLO).

June 21

The Bacchae. The Euripides classic is the premiere production of a new theater company, through June 24 (The Fourth River Theatre Ensemble).

June 22

Into the Woods. Classic Stephen Sondheim fairy-tale revisionist musical, through July 7 (Comtra).

June 24-25

A Dream Play. A staged reading of the Strindberg classic (Bricolage).

June 26

Perfect Party. The A.R. Gurney comedy, through July 8 (Red Barn Theater).

June 28

Leading Ladies. Ken Ludwig's comedy about two male stage actors masquerading as the nieces of a dying rich woman. Through July 21 (St. Vincent).

July 3

42ndStreet. The classic backstage musical ("We're in the Money"), through July 22 (Mountain Playhouse).

Dr. Goddess Goes to Jail. A one-woman show by performer (and CP columnist) Kimberly Ellis, through July 16 (Kelly-Strayhorn Theater).

White Christmas. Stacy Keach stars in an unseasonal production of the classic Irving Berlin musical, through July 15 (Pittsburgh CLO).

July 5

On Golden Pond. (South Park) The family dramedic chestnut, through July 22.

Over the Tavern. Tom Dudzick's crowd-pleasing comedy about 1950s family life, through July 21 (Little Lake).

July 6

Battle of Kittanning. An original historical drama about the French and Indian War, through July 22 (Freeport Theatre Festival).

Camping With Henry and Tom. Historical comedy about Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Warren Harding, through July 21 (Red Barn Players).

July 7

A New York State of Mind. One night of cabaret (Valley Players).

July 12

The Lieutenant of Inishmore. A dark comedy about an IRA operative, by Martin McDonagh (The Pillow Man), through Aug. 4 (Pittsburgh Irish & Classical).

July 13

Man of La Mancha. The classic musical about that impossible dream, through July 29 (New Castle Playhouse).

Once on This Island. The 1990 musical about young lovers in the French Antilles, by the Ragtime team of Ahrens/Flaherty, through July 28 (Comtra).

The Pajama Game. The classic Adler & Ross musical, through July 19 (The Theatre Factory).

July 17

Camelot. Michael York stars in a production of the classic Lerner & Loewe musical, through July 22 (Pittsburgh CLO).

July 19

Cannery Row. Adapted from the Steinbeck novel, through July 29 (CCAC--South).

Company. The classic Sondheim musical, through July 29 (Stage 62).

Homeless: The Musical. The politically incorrect musical-theater parody by Chris Dimond and Susan Polak, through July 28 (Summer Company).

The Love Talker. "A tale of witchery," by Deborah Pryor, through July 28 (Thank You Felix Productions).

July 24

Cats. The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, through July 29 (Pittsburgh CLO).

Leading Ladies. Ken Ludwig's comedy about two male stage actors masquerading as the nieces of a dying rich woman, through Aug. 5 (Mountain Playhouse).

Some Girls. The Pittsburgh premiere of this romantic comedy by Neil LaBute, through Aug. 5 (Red Barn Theater).

July 25

The Sound of Music. The hills, yet again, are alive, through July 29 (Old Schoolhouse).

July 26

Chantecler. The hero is a rooster, and all the other characters are barnyard animals in this 1910 fantasy by Cyrano de Bergerac playwright Edmond Rostand, through Aug. 12 (Pandora's Box Theatre).

Charley's Aunt. The farce set at 1800s Oxford, through Aug. 11 (Little Lake).

Hay Fever. The Noel Coward comedy, through Aug. 12 (South Park).

1940s Radio Hour. A backstage musical comedy set during World War II, through July 28 (Center Theatre Players).

Opal's Baby. The John Patrick comedy, through Aug. 19 (St. Vincent).

July 29 & 30

Hamlet Up Close. A staged reading of this "chamber Shakespeare"-style play (Bricolage).

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July 31

The Full Monty. The Broadway musical hit, based on the movie, with a Terrence McNally book, and music and lyrics by David Yazbek, through Aug. 5 (Pittsburgh CLO).

Aug. 2

Le Grand Meaulnes. Nigel Gearing adapted the classic Alain-Fournier novel; a world premiere, staged at Hartwood Acres, through Aug. 26 (Quantum).

Aug. 3

Little Shop of Horrors. The classic musical, through Aug. 12 (Valley Players of Ligonier).

Thoroughly Modern Millie. Tony-winning Broadway musical based on the 1960s film about a 1920s Kansas gold-digger in New York, through Aug. 18 (Comtra).

Aug. 7

Loot. Joe Orton's classic farce, through Aug. 19 (Mountain Playhouse).

Aug. 10

Blithe Spirit. Noel Coward's supernatural comedy, through Aug. 26 (Freeport Theatre).

Leading Ladies. Ken Ludwig's comedy about two male stage actors masquerading as the nieces of a dying rich woman, through Aug. 25 (Red Barn Players).

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Edward Albee's classic drama, through Aug. 26 (New Castle).

Aug. 16

Apartment 3A. A romantic comedy by actor Jeff Daniels, through Sept. 1 (Little Lake).

Greater Tuna. The two-actor comedy about a whole small Texas town, through Sept. 2 (South Park).

Private Lives. The classic Noel Coward comedy, through Sept. 9 (Pittsburgh Irish & Classical).

Aug. 19

Great White. A staged reading of a world-premiere "musicalization" of Jaws, by Matt M. Morrow and Sean J. Palmer. Also Aug. 20 (Bricolage).

Pittsburgh New Works Festival. Seated readings of one-acts. Also Aug. 26.

Aug. 21

Keep on the Sunny Side. Douglas Pote's musical story of the Carters, the first family of country music, through Sept. 2 (Mountain Playhouse).

The Last Yankee. A drama by Arthur Miller, through. Sept. 2 (Red Barn Theater).

Aug. 24

TBA musical. (Comtra).

Sept. 6

Ancestral Voices. A.R. Gurney's play about a boy and his mother, through Sept. 22 (Little Lake).

The Melville Boys. Norm Foster's romantic comedy, through Sept. 23 (South Park).

Pittsburgh New Works Festival. Three-week festival of one-acts, through Sept. 23.

Sept. 7

Dracula: Dragon Prince. A new work by Pittsburgh playwright James Michael Shoberg, through Sept. 15 (Rage of the Stage Players).

Sept. 14

Incorruptible. Michael Hollinger's farce about Catholicism in the Middle Ages, through Sept. 29 (Red Barn Players).

Sept. 18

Italian-American Reconciliation. A John Patrick Shanley comedy, through Sept. 30 (Red Barn Theater).

 

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Children's and Family Theater

Ongoing

The Emperor's New Clothes. The Allan Jay Friedman musical, through May 27 (Playhouse Jr.).

Pinocchio. Theclassic fable, through May 27 (Playhouse Jr.).

June 2

Jack and Rochelle. Drama based on the memoir Jack and Rochelle: A Holocaust Story of Love and Resistance, through June 10 (Prime Stage Theatre).

June 12

Legend of Pocahontas. Vera Morris' play about a Native American princess and the Jamestown settlers, through June 22 (Johnny Appleseed Children's Theater).

June 18

Charlotte's Web. Adaptation of the E.B. White classic, through June 27 (South Park Children's Theater).

June 26

The Dark Castle. Comic fantasy about a princess attempting to thwart an evil baron, through July 6 (Johnny Appleseed).

June 27

Sleeping Beauty. A "brighter, funnier version" of the fairy tale, through July 14 (Looking Glass Theatre).

July 2

Cinderella. Adaptation of the fairy tale, through July 11 (South Park Children's).

July 10

Twinderella. Spoof about Cinderella and her brother, Bob, through July 20 (Johnny Appleseed).

July 16

Dorothy Meets Alice. Comic fantasy mixing up Alice in Wonderland with The Wizard of Oz, through July 25 (South Park Children's).

July 18

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. A play about a mouse and her prized accessory, through Aug. 4 (Looking Glass).

July 19

Alice in Wonderland. Based on Lewis Carroll's classic, through July 22 (Butler Little Theater).

July 24

Snow White. Traditional version of the fairy tale, through Aug. 3 (Johnny Appleseed).

July 30

Little Red Riding Good. A contemporary version of the classic fairy tale, through Aug. 8 (South Park Children's).

Aug. 7

The Little Prince. Adaptation of the beloved Antoine de Saint Exupéry tale, through Aug. 17 (Johnny Appleseed).

Aug. 8

The Twits. Based on the Roald Dahl story, through Aug. 25 (Looking Glass).

Aug. 13

Hansel and Gretel. Adaptation of the fairy tale, through Aug. 22 (South Park Children's).

INDEX of Theater Companies & Venues

  • Amish Monkeys. Point Breeze, 412-243-5201.
  • Apple Hill Playhouse. Delmont, 724-468-5050.
  • Bricolage Theatre. Downtown, 412-394-3353.
  • Butler Little Theatre. Butler, 724-287-6781.
  • Byham Theater. Downtown, 412-456-6666.
  • Calvin Presbyterian Church. Zelienople, 724-452-7828.
  • CCAC--South Campus. West Mifflin, 412-469-6219.
  • Center Theatre Players. Monaca, 724-773-3610.
  • Comtra Theatre. Mars, 724-773-9896.
  • City Theatre. South Side, 412-431-CITY.
  • Echo Theater. Sewickley Valley, 412-352-2539.
  • The Fourth River Theatre Ensemble. North Side, fourthrivertheatre.home.comcast.
  • Freeport Theatre Festival. Leechburg, 724-295-1934.
  • Johnny Appleseed Children's Theater. Delmont, 724-468-5050.
  • Jude Pohl Productions. Green Tree, 724-746-1178.
  • Kelly-Strayhorn Theater. East Liberty, 412-363-3000.
  • Kuntu Repertory Theater. Oakland, 412-624-7298.
  • Little Lake Theatre. Canonsburg, 724-745-6300.
  • Looking Glass Theatre. Canonsburg, 412-561-4402.
  • McCaffery Mysteries. Beechview, 800-719-0998.
  • McKeesport Little Theater. McKeesport, 412-673-1100.
  • Mountain Playhouse. Jennerstown, 814-629-9201, x290.
  • New Castle Playhouse. New Castle, 724-654-3437.
  • New Horizon Theater. East Liberty, 412-431-0773.
  • Old Schoolhouse Players. Hickory, 724-344-7467.
  • Pandora's Box Theatre. North Side, www.pandorasboxtheatre.org.
  • Pittsburgh CLO. Downtown, 412-325-1582.
  • Pittsburgh International Children's Theater. North Side, 412-321-5520.
  • Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre Co. Oakland, 412-394-3353.
  • Pittsburgh Musical Theater. Downtown, 412-456-6666.
  • Pittsburgh New Works Festival. Strip District, 412-881-6888.
  • Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Co. Downtown, 412-394-3353.
  • Pittsburgh Public Theater. Downtown, 412-316-1600.
  • Playhouse Jr. Oakland, 412-621-4445.
  • Playhouse Repertory Co. Oakland, 412-621-4445.
  • Prime Stage Theatre. North Side, 412-394-3353.
  • South Park Theatre. South Park, 412-831-8552.
  • South Park Children's Theatre. South Park, 412-831-8552.
  • Quantum Theatre. Various venues, 412-394-3353.
  • The Rage of the Stage Players. South Side, 412-851-0922.
  • Red Barn Players. Ellwood City, 724-773-7150.
  • Red Barn Theater. Allison Park, 412-487-4390.
  • St. Vincent Theatre. Latrobe, 724-537-8900.
  • Stage 62. Carnegie, 412-429-6262.
  • The Summer Company. Duquesne University, 412-396-4997.
  • Terra Nova Theatre Group. Canonsburg, 724-469-0380.
  • Thank You Felix Productions. 412-612-9000.
  • The Theatre Factory. Trafford, 412-374-9200.
  • Unseam'd Shakespeare Co. Strip District, 412-621-0244.
  • Valley Players of Ligonier. Ligonier, 724-238-6514.

 


READINGS

American Shorts Reading Series. May 23: Celebrate the Short Story -- The Best American Short Stories of 2006 (with readers Mark Weinstein and Richard Armstrong), New Hazlett Theater, North Side. June 28: Tradition: The Short Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer (readers include Rebecca Harris). July 26: Operation Homecoming (writing by soldiers who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan and their families). Aug. 30: Sex (readers include Jeff Carpenter and Tami Dixon). Various venues. 412-622-8866.

Borders. Author appearances: Gary Moore, May 17 (Northway, 412-635-7661). Shauna Seliy, May 18 (East Liberty, 412-441-1080) and May 19 (Monroeville, 412-374-9772).

Hemingway's Summer Poetry Series. May 22: Squirrel Hill Poetry Workshop. May 29: Madwomen in the Attic (with Jan Beatty). June 5: Dmitry Berenson, Romella Kitchens and Arlene Weiner. June 12: Arlan Hess, Diane Kerr and Walt Peterson. June 19: Jay Carson, Joseph Karasek and Richard St. John. June 26: Rina Ferrarelli, Lori Wilson and Mike Schneider. July 10: Joan E. Bauer, Judith Robinson and Sankar Roy. July 17: Ziggy Edwards, Lois Greenberg, Christine Telfer and Mary Reilly. July 24: Ellen McGrath Smith and Rosaly DeMaios Roffman. July 31: Sherrie Flick, Nancy Krygowski and Sandee Gertz Umbach. All readings include open mic. Hemingway's Café, Oakland. 412-621-4100.

Mystery Lovers Bookshop. Author appearances: Debbie Macomber, May 17. Heather Terrell, May 18. Lindsay Davis, May 20. Donna Leon, June 18. Katherine Miller Haines, June 22. Alex Kava, June 27. Oakmont. 412-828-4877.

Joseph-Beth Booksellers. Author appearances: Jon Clinch, June 8. Sherman Alexie, June 21. Ted Anthony, June 23. Chuck Klosterman, July 11. South Side. 412-381-3600.

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