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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.”

7 Days of Performances

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.

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.

Pittsburgh Playwrights celebrates August Wilson’s 73rd birthday with King Hedley II staged at his childhood home

“It’s just one of those pieces that had to be written.”

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.

Recoil at University of Pittsburgh

Addressing gun violence in art is a tough task

Pittsburgh illustrators create original pieces for Pittsburgh CLO’s Up and Away

“Seeing the theater creative process was really interesting.”

Heisenberg at Pittsburgh Public Theater

It’s an endearing story of an indistinct love between two unlikely characters

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