BWW Pittsburgh's Top Picks for Fall 2013
As yet another summer comes to a close, back-to-school preparations have begun to migrate back to the top of many-a to-do list. In this hectic time peppered with carpool schedules, lunch-packing, and homework help, cultural pursuits may tend to fall by the wayside. BroadwayWorld Pittsburgh has thus distilled Pittsburgh's cultural offerings into a comprehensive list perfect for those on-the-go during the fast-approaching autumn season!
Read on for BroadwayWorld Pittsburgh's top five picks for fall 2013, along with several family-friendly options perfect for those looking to treat their kids to a night on the town. Tickets and subscriptions for many events go on sale in early September, so act quickly for the best seats and pricing options.
For all Pittsburgh's Cultural District and beyond have to offer throughout the 2013-2014 season, visit the full Pittsburgh Show Listings page.
OUR TOWN, Pittsburgh Public Theater
September 26 - October 27, 2013
"A story that is simple yet profound. A work of unparalleled imagination and heart. A stunning theatrical achievement that captures the experience of living in the moment. These are just a few reasons why Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning OUR TOWN is America's most acclaimed play. An iconic play deserves an iconic star, so we are thrilled to announce that Pittsburgh's most beloved actor, Tom Atkins, will perform the legendary role of the Stage Manager."
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, City Theatre
October 12 - November 3, 2013
City Theatre Mainstage
"Vanya and his sister Sonia tolerate the mediocrity of their middle-aged lives in Bucks County, PA, until their movie-star sister Masha returns for a visit that shakes things up. With her boy-toy Spike in tow, Masha incites a madcap family reunion complete with all the comic genius that only Christopher Durang (MRS. BOB CRATCHIT'S WILD CHRISTMAS BINGE) can deliver."
BROADWAY AND BEYOND WITH Brian Stokes Mitchell, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
October 17 - 20, 2013
"Brian Stokes Mitchell, a Tony Award-winner for his performance in KISS ME, KATE, joins your PSO for a concert filled with favorite songs from classic Broadway musicals. Dubbed the 'Broadway Baritone Extraordinaire,' Mitchell takes you on a journey as he becomes the characters of each musical with every new song. This is your chance to hear the best of Broadway from one of Broadway's best. Plus, enjoy a few non-Broadway selections hand-picked by Mitchell which are sure to delight."
AN EVENING OF Twyla Tharp, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
October 25 - 27, 2013
"Experience a choreographic power couple when PBT presents two works by Tony and Emmy award-winning choreographer Twyla Tharp. Described by Tharp as 'fierce, driving and relentless,' IN THE UPPER ROOM melds ballet and modern dance in a powerful tour de force driven by Philip Glass's rhythmic score. In NINE SINATRA SONGS, Tharp blends ballet and ballroom movement, elevating the glamour and finesse of social dancing to a dance theatre quality."