Dylan Shaffer

Dylan Shaffer Dylan is a modern writer, producer and theatregoer in the Pittsburgh region. In the theatrical realm, he has worked in production, marketing, box office and front of house, in addition to acting, directing and stage-managing. When he is not involved with shows, either in the Cultural District downtown or in the small-town theatres speckling western PA, Dylan keeps busy on the golf course, in the community and at new and exciting restaurants.


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BWW Review: HAMILTON Delivers the Unimaginable in PittsburghBWW Review: HAMILTON Delivers the Unimaginable in Pittsburgh
Posted: Jan. 4, 2019


BWW Review: ANASTASIA Holds the Key to Your HeartBWW Review: ANASTASIA Holds the Key to Your Heart
Posted: Oct. 18, 2018


BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is Here (and he's not going anywhere!)BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is Here (and he's not going anywhere!)
Posted: Feb. 26, 2019


Pittsburgh HAMILTON Tickets on Sale Monday, November 5thPittsburgh HAMILTON Tickets on Sale Monday, November 5th
Posted: Nov. 2, 2018


BWW Review: FUN HOME Serves as a Beacon, Outlet, Refuge
August 19, 2019

Every family has its secrets, its lies, its loves. In the Bechdel's home, secrets of sexuality and queerness transcended a generation but could never be discussed. Welcome to Fun Home, a look inside the family life of Alison Bechdel, a lesbian cartoonist whose gay father operated a funeral home and taught English in their small Pennsylvanian town before committing suicide soon after learning of his daughter's sexual orientation. (Try advertising that on a radio spot!)

BWW Review: Jenn Colella Soars in PETER PAN at the Benedum
July 22, 2019

I won't grow up! And I don't have to watching the CLO's production of Peter Pan. The timeless musical brings all of the whimsy and adventure to life on stage, but the magic of this performance does not come just with the story; talented actors and a renowned choreographer/director take this production to new heights.

BWW Review: Mark Toland's MIND READER Baffles at Liberty Magic
July 8, 2019

Mind Reader makes for a perfectly unique evening in Pittsburgh; allow yourself to open your mind and fill your glass, as Mr. Toland delivers a standout performance of mind over matter.

BWW Review: Pittsburgh CLO's GREASE a Shoo-Be Doo-Wop She-Bop Good Time
June 16, 2019

'It's got groove; it's got meaning. Grease is the time, is the place, is the motion.' For the Pittsburgh CLO, the star-studded cast of Greaserocks the Benedum and sets the tone for a riveting summer season. With Broadway and television actors flooding the stage, the musical has proven to be a shoo-be doo-wop she-bop good time.

BWW Review: You Will Be Found at DEAR EVAN HANSEN
May 23, 2019

Dear Evan Hansen, Today is going to be an awesome day, and here's why: the first national tour of Dear Evan Hansenis sharing its story with Pittsburgh audiences for the rest of this week at Heinz Hall.

BWW Review: BRIGHT STAR Illuminates Front Porch Theatricals' Season
May 20, 2019

The southern charm of a North Carolina summer would only be complete with banjo music echoing through the peaks and valleys of the expansive Appalachian Mountains. In the year 1923, in the town of Zebulon, somewhere twixt the Atlantic coast and the Great Smoky Mountains, young love finds Alice Murphy (Erin Lindsey Krom) and Jimmy Ray Dobbs (Jerreme Rodriguez). Intimacy leads to divisions within the families, stories and decades are crossed and intertwined, and the stage for Front Porch Theatricals' bluegrass musical Bright Star is set.

BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON Rings Pittsburgh's (Door)Bell
April 19, 2019

Hello: a customary greeting of the English language. Mormon: a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Musical: a play in with singing and dancing.

BWW Review: COME FROM AWAY is a Stunning Show of Community
April 11, 2019

Ladies and gentlemen, the cast of Come From Away has turned on the fasten seat belt sign. Please sit back, relax, and hold on tight, because this production soars above all expectations.

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is Here (and he's not going anywhere!)
February 26, 2019

Those who have seen his face draw back in fear, but for the past 30 years, audiences have been captivated by the man and mystery that is the Phantom of the Opera. To love the man behind the mask, Christine Daae learns to accept the creature - deformed by nature, gifted as her Angel of Music - for who he is as a person and what he has to offer her. As a musical production, The Phantom of the Operais a love story that combines raw vocals and acting talent with magnificent set pieces and special effects.

BWW Review: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY a Sour Adaptation
January 31, 2019

A world of pure imagination, sprinkled with a willing suspension of disbelief, yet riddled with incongruities - welcome to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the stage musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's 1964 book of the same name.

BWW Review: HAMILTON Delivers the Unimaginable in Pittsburgh
January 4, 2019

The most anticipated arrival in Pittsburgh since Le'Veon's vanishing...Hamilton, the Broadway musical, has taken up shop at the Benedum Center through January 27. The musical, nominated for a record number of Tony Awards and winning 11, recounts the life of Alexander Hamilton and the birth of our nation through hip-hop and song. With lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamiltonastonishes. To quote the author, 'There are moments that words don't reach' - and Hamilton is embodies them.

BWW Review: ELF the musical Colors the Stage in Tinsel
December 27, 2018

In 2003, a Christmas movie starring Will Ferrell was released in theaters. Fifteen years later, Elf has officially secured its place in the holiday traditions of millions; however, this Christmas comedy might have been better left untouched by Broadway producers, as Elf the musical under delivers on the promise of a Will Ferrell caliber classic.

BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Showcases Resiliency in Pittsburgh
November 23, 2018

Less than a month after the synagogue tragedy that shocked the world, a different congregation gathers to celebrate the traditions of Judaism in a space filled with tender hearts and welcoming arms. As the national tour of Fiddler on the Roof makes its way across the country, its stop at the Benedum Center this week is a cathartic breath of fresh air for a community still coming to terms with an atrocious act of hate.

Pittsburgh HAMILTON Tickets on Sale Monday, November 5th
November 2, 2018

The long-awaited National Tour of Hamilton is coming to Pittsburgh in January 2019, and tickets go on sale this Monday, November 5, 2018 at 9 a.m. Here's the best way to secure your tickets to the hottest event of the winter season:

BWW Review: ANASTASIA Holds the Key to Your Heart
October 18, 2018

Figures dancing gracefully, costumes sparkling magnificently, and revolution brewing eminently - all this and more compose the first scene of the beloved musical Anastasia, the story of the Russian princes title character journeying to her past to remember who she was, and in the process, discovering who she is.

BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is Wildly Entertaining
September 21, 2018

The funniest play of the 21stcentury launches its National Tour in Pittsburgh this week. The Play That Goes Wrong is right as rain and will leave you crying with laughter and delight.

BWW Review: Relatable Comedy Amuses in MEN ARE FROM MARS - WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS, LIVE!
September 9, 2018

Let's talk about sex.

BWW Review: GREY GARDENS Blossoms at the New Hazlett
August 20, 2018

A family of riches and elegance surrounded by the decrepit conditions of a deteriorating estate: the paradox is suitable for the equally paradoxical name of the property, Grey Gardens.

BWW Review: Hot Off the Press! THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE is a Hit!
August 9, 2018

Beat the drums because Thoroughly Modern Millie is a hit! As the nightcap to Pittsburgh CLO's 2018 summer season, Millieis nothing short of a flapper girl's dream and a theatergoer's desire.

BWW Review: CLO's THE FULL MONTY Turns Up the Heat at the Benedum
July 9, 2018

Before there was Magic Mike, there was The Full Monty. Based off the 1997 British film of the same name, The Full Monty debuted as a Broadway musical in 2000 and revealed just how far and how bare six unemployed men were willing to go to earn money again.



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