Big Wooden Horse Theatre's STUCK Comes to PA, 1/12-19

Pittsburgh International Children's Theater, a division of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, announced Big Wooden Horse Theatre Company (United Kingdom) will present the area premiere of their musical production Stuck, from January 12-19, 2014, at six performance locations.

"This live musical provides young audiences the opportunity to participate in the performance along with the actors! By bringing these award-winning performers and classic stories to the stage, it is our goal through the Family Series to bring a wide range of theater experiences to children and their families in neighborhoods throughout the region," commented Pamela K. Lieberman, Manager of Children's Programing-Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Executive Director-Pittsburgh International Children's Theater.

It all begins when Floyd gets his kite stuck in a tree. He throws his shoe into the tree to free the kite, but the shoe gets stuck too. He tosses his other shoe into the tree and that gets stuck along with the cat, the kitchen sink, an orangutan and a whale-among other things. Featuring original music and audience participation, this story by Oliver Jeffers has been adapted into an exciting new production by the team behind Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.

Big Wooden Horse Theatre Company produces and presents high quality theatre for younger audiences across the United Kingdom and brings the best of British theatre craft abroad. The company believes that young people deserve the highest quality of writing, performance and production that a professional theatre company can offer. The company strives to both entertain and inform young people -drawing inspiration from different cultures and traditions within their productions.

PERFORMANCE LOCATIONS:

City: Byham Theater, Sunday, January 12 at 2:00 p.m.

East: Penn Hills High School, Wednesday, January 15 at 7:00 p.m.

North: Marshall Middle School, Thursday, January 16 at 5:30 & 7:30 p.m.

West: Moon Area High School, Friday, January 17 at 7:00 p.m.

South: Upper Saint Clair High School, Saturday, January 18 at 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Butler: Seneca Valley Intermediate High School, Sunday, January 19 at 2:00 p.m.

Single tickets can be purchasd in advance: subscribers: $9, non-subscribers $9.50; at the door: $11. Tickets can be ordered online at www.TrustArts.org/kids, by calling (412) 456-6666, or in person at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue. Group tickets can be ordered by calling (412) 471-6930.

ABOUT PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S THEATER: Pittsburgh International Children's Theater, a division of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, opens the door for children to experience professional performing arts programming which inspires, challenges, educates, and stimulates respect for and an understanding of all cultures in an entertaining and enlightening way. The Family Series, now in its 44th season, introduces children to the arts early in life sparking their interest and appreciation so they continue to enjoy and support the arts as they grow up.

Upcoming performances include: Teacher from the Black Lagoon (February 16-23, 2014), Junie B. Jones (March 15, 2014), Swimmy, Frederick & Inch by Inch (April 11 & 12, 2014).

In addition to the Family Series, the Children's Theater division also presents the annual Pittsburgh International Children's Festival, one of only four international children's theater festivals in the nation. Now in its 28th year, the Children's Festival will take place May 14-18, 2014. www.TrustArts.org/Kids

ABOUT THE PITTSURGH CULTURAL TRUST: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh's most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country's largest land masses "curated" by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh's quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. www.TrustArts.org




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