Pittsburgh CLO Announces 2014 Summer Season Creative Team
Pittsburgh CLO has announced the creative team for the 2014 Summer Season at the Benedum Center. This group of Pittsburgh CLO veterans and exciting newcomers will leave audiences singing all summer long with Broadway's best! The season includes Singin' in the Rain (May 30-June 8), Legally Blonde The Musical (June 13-22), Footloose (June 24-29), the National Tour of Evita (July 8-13), CATS (July 18-27) and Monty Python's Spamalot (July 29-August 3).
2014 Pittsburgh CLO Summer Season Creative Team (in alphabetical order):
Linda Goodrich (Director & Choreographer, Singin' in the Rain) returns to Pittsburgh CLO after serving as Choreographer for Singin' in the Rain for the 1995 and 2002 productions. Her Directorial/Choreographic credits include Bat Boy and Smokey Joe's Café at Theatreworks (awards for Excellence in direction and choreography); Seussical!, Music Theatre of Wichita; Jesus Christ Superstar, Side Show, Oklahoma and Cabaret, Univ. of Mich. Choreography credits include world premieres of Henry Krieger's and Bill Russell's Everything's Ducky and the revised Good News! Tours: Cabaret, Europe; Singin' in the Rain, U.S. and Japan; Blue's Clues Live and Dora The Explorer, U.S.; including Radio City Music Hall. Regional Theatre: Company with Carol Burnett, Long Beach CLO; Strike Up The Band, Goodspeed Opera House; Singin' in the Rain and Annie, Paper Mill Playhouse. Other Theatres: Cincinnati Playhouse, St. Louis Rep, North Shore Music Theatre and TUTS.
Tom Helm (Music Director: Singin' in the Rain, Legally Blonde The Musical, Footloose, CATS & Monty Python's Spamalot) returns for his 19th season with Pittsburgh CLO. His theater credits include the Broadway productions of Souvenir, LES MISERABLES, Me and My Girl, CATS and Brigadoon. He has also contributed his talents to television programs such as "Crazy For You" and the "Today Show." Mr. Helm has conducted at Radio City Music Hall, Paper Mill Playhouse and many other regional and national theaters.
Barry Ivan (Director & Choreographer, Footloose) has directed and choreographed numerous other Pittsburgh CLO shows, including Sunset Boulevard, Miss Saigon, Hairspray, Smokey Joe's Café, The Full Monty, A Little Night Music, Company, Anything Goes, and West Side Story. Mr. Ivan's productions of Hairspray and The Full Monty have received Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards for Best Musical and Mr. Ivan has been IRNE nominated as Best Director for his productions of LES MISERABLES and Nine. He previously served as artistic director and executive producer of North Shore Music Theatre.
Charles Repole (Director, Legally Blonde The Musical) has directed numerous productions for Pittsburgh CLO including 42nd Street, Annie, Jesus Christ Superstar, Curtains, Barry Manilow's Copacabana, Annie Get Your Gun, Singin' in the Rain, My Fair Lady, Carousel and Cinderella. His New York City and Broadway directing credits include the highly-acclaimed concert versions of Dubarry Was a Lady, Call Me Madam and the revival of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, among others. As an actor, Mr. Repole has appeared on Broadway in Doubles, Whoopee! and Very Good Eddie, which earned him a Tony Award nomination and a Theatre World Award. Mr. Repole is presently the Chairman of the Drama, Theatre and Dance Department at Queens College and was the recipient of the 2001 President's Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Marc Robin (Director & Choreographer, Monty Python's Spamalot) has staged over 300 shows throughout the country including theatres such as Walnut Street, Chicago Shakespeare, Steppenwolf, Marriott, Skylight, Maine State, TUTS and The Fulton Theatre, where he has served as Artistic Director for the past five seasons. He has received many awards and honors including 54 Jeff nominations, 16 Jeff Awards, 13 After Dark Awards, four Barrymore nominations, six Broadway World Nominations and one Broadway World award, three Arizoni Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award and others.
Richard Stafford (Director & Choreographer, CATS) returns to Pittsburgh CLO having directed and choreographed shows in past seasons. Broadway: Choreographer for In My Life (Music Box Theatre), Associate Choreographer for Aspects Of Love (Broadhurst Theatre), Dance Supervisor for Cats (Winter Garden Theatre). Off-Broadway: Associate Director Summer'69 (John Houseman Theatre), Associate Choreographer The Middle Of Nowhere (Astor Place Theatre). International: Director/Choreographer The Full Monty, Joseph...Dreamcoat (Mexico City), Cats (Copenhagen); Choreographer Jesus Christ Superstar (Mexico City), Evita (Sydney), Cats (Mexico City, Buenos Aires). Regional: Director Miss Saigon, Dreamgirls; Director/Choreographer Annie Get Your Gun (North Carolina Theatre), Singin' in the Rain (North Shore Music Theatre), Disney's Beauty and the Beast (Walnut Street Theatre), Crazy For You (North Shore Music Theatre), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Ogunquit Playhouse - starring Sally Struthers), Gypsy (Westchester Broadway Theatre). Mr. Stafford won the Barrymore Award for Outstanding Choreography for La Cage Aux Folles at the Walnut Street Theatre.
- CLO's 6-Show Premium Series allows Season Ticket holders to see all six sensational musicals with prices ranging from $60-$364.50
- CLO also offers flexible 3-Show Series packages ranging from $30-$182.25
Season Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Season Ticket Hotline at 412-281-2822. Pittsburgh CLO's 2014 Season also is the perfect outing for any social group. Groups of 10 or more can call the Group Sales Hotline at 412-325-1582 to learn more about special discounts, exciting new events and priority seating.
Since 1946, the Pittsburgh CLO has been the driving force behind live musical theater in Pittsburgh and the entire Southwestern Pennsylvania region. Under the direction of Van Kaplan since 1997, this not-for-profit arts organization appreciates the support of nearly 200,000 patrons each year and produces a subscription series, educational programs, national tours and develops and invests in new works, including 18 Broadway shows (24 Tony Awards) featuring the current productions of Cinderella, Kinky Boots and Matilda. Its dedication to the musical theater art form extends to include such programs as the CLO Academy, the CLO Mini Stars, the Gene Kelly Awards, the Richard Rodgers Award the National High School Musical Theater Awards, the Construction Center for the Arts and the CLO Cabaret. For more information, visit pittsburghCLO.org.