JUDGE JACKIE JUSTICE - A NEW MUSICAL COMEDY Debuts at CLO Cabaret Theater Tonight
Pittsburgh CLO has announced that the world premiere of Judge Jackie Justice - A New Musical Comedy will debut at the CLO Cabaret Theater today, January 30 and will run through April 27. CMU graduates Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond are writing the musical, commissioned for the CLO's Cabaret Theater with dramaturgy by Mary Jane Brennan. The show is conceived and will be directed by Pittsburgh CLO Executive Producer Van Kaplan with choreography by Kiesha Lalama and musical direction by Michael Moricz.The CLO Cabaret is downtown's hippest venue for the hottest new shows starring the area's finest local talent in months-long runs that often extend due to audience demand. As an alternative to Pittsburgh CLO's large-scale Broadway musicals at the 2800-seat Benedum Center, the CLO Cabaret offers an intimate, less formal environment for theatergoers to take in many first-run, sometimes lesser-known shows. Since its inception in 2004, the CLO Cabaret has produced 12 area premieres and in 2010 its first world premiere, 'S Wonderful, which after its Pittsburgh debut went on to a successful multi-city tour. Judge Jackie Justice is Pittsburgh CLO's latest new work. "We are truly excited to be creating another new musical," said Executive Producer Van Kaplan, "especially one created for our enthusiastic cabaret audience. Judge Jackie Justice has zany humor and some "breaking the fourth wall" moments in store. I consider the CLO Cabaret to be our "Off-Benedum" venue, like Off-Broadway, though lots more fun because you can eat and drink during the show." Tickets to this world premiere will go on sale on November 8 and will be available online at CLOCabaret.com, by calling 412-456-6666 or in person at the Theater Square Box Office. Groups of 10 or more should call 412-325-1582 for information on group discounts and special event planning.
Judge Jackie Justice - A New Musical Comedy
January 30 - April 27, 2014
2014 CLO Cabaret Series
The premiere of Judge Jackie Justice will join the Pittsburgh CLO premiere of Ring of Fire and the hilarious return of Dixie's Tupperware Party to complete the 2014 Cabaret Series. Three-Show Cabaret Series Subscriptions are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 412-281-2822. Tickets for Groups of 10 or more are now available by calling 412-325-1582. Individual tickets for Ring of Fire and Dixie's Tupperware Party will be on sale in February.Ring of Fire
May 22 - August 17, 2014 Ring of Fire is a journey into the heart and heartland of America, courtesy of one of our most beloved musical poets--Johnny Cash. In Ring of Fire, a remarkable cast of performers and musicians take us on a rousing adventure of love and faith, struggle and success--all with the strength, humor and honesty that made Johnny Cash one of the greatest songwriters and most revered storytellers in American music. Ring of Fire features over 30 of the music legend's songs such as "Country Boy," "A Thing Called Love," "Five Feet High and Rising," "Daddy Sang Bass," "I Walk the Line," "I've Been Everywhere," "The Man in Black" and his final hit, "Hurt."Dixie's Tupperware Party
September 4 - October 12, 2014 Dixie's Tupperware Party stars Dixie Longate as the fast-talking Tupperware Lady who has packed up her catalogues, and left her children in an Alabama trailer park to journey back to Pittsburgh. Over 8,000 audience members howled with laughter during her last visit to the CLO Cabaret. Join Dixie and her good old fashioned Tupperware Party filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, FREE giveaways, audience participation and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theater stage! Loaded with the most up-to-date products available for purchase, Ms. Longate will share the many alternative uses she has discovered for her plastic products! The CLO Cabaret Series Subscription is available for $100 and includes:
- Tickets to Judge Jackie Justice, Ring of Fire and Dixie's Tupperware Party
- Choice of show dates and times
- Convenient ticket exchange
- The above price includes up to a 25% discount
CLO Cabaret Series Performances:
Saturdays 2:00pm & 7:30pm
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.