Theater & Dance in Pittsburgh: Your Guide to Local Performances | Pittsburgh City Paper
Stage 62’s <i>Dogfight</i> is elevated by stellar vocal performances

Stage 62’s Dogfight is elevated by stellar vocal performances

Director Rob James gets credit for rounding up and guiding this cast of amazing singers.


Hir, from barebones productions, is a vicious, funny, must-see drama

The changing alliances of the characters seem like choreography

Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s Avenue Q continues through Sun., May 13

With jokes in spades, Avenue Q encourages viewers not to take life too seriously

Resonance Works closes out its fifth season with Dvořák’s Rusalka

“It’s basically the story of The Little Mermaid as most of us know it, without the Disneyfication.”

Bill Shannon’s "Touch Update" headlines the return of KST’s newMoves Contemporary Dance Festival

“The choreography tries to talk about those themes in a way that is about the texture of those moments and not necessarily a direct delineation of sides.”

7 Days of Performances

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre celebrates choreographer/director Jerome Robbins in upcoming performance

“Jerry was about the art and he wanted people to dance to their fullest potential… he was a great artist, choreographer and a perfectionist.”

Ted Pappas caps a distinguished 18 years at Public Theater with Hamlet

Aside from a few clever flourishes here and there, Pappas and crew let the text speak for itself.

While comedy in Pittsburgh has always been a "guy’s club," it’s becoming increasingly inclusive

“I feel like, just as in every industry, we don’t get paid as much.”

Little Lake Theatre’s The Dresser depicts an actor past his prime

It’s a funny, smart and moving work featuring two extremely juicy roles for actors.

Byhalia, Mississippi shines at off the WALL

Like all good dramas, there’s subtle humor in all the serious parts, and underlying tension in all the big laughs.

Conservatory Dance Company’s Spring Dance Concert runs April 19 – 22

“Life ceases to be so oppressive: we are free to give our own lives meaning and purpose, free to redeem our suffering by making something of it.”

The White Chip portrays one man’s struggle with alcoholism

The production is handsomely constructed, making terrific use of myriad sound effects and musical riffs, all impeccably timed.

A Bright Room Called Day at Carnegie Mellon University has a timely message

American theater is resolutely non-political so it’s electrifying to grapple with such huge political ideas.

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