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Pittsburgh Local Theater Spring Preview

April 9, 2012 6:00 AM

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For anyone around Pittsburgh looking to spend a night watching live theatre, there are top-running national shows as well as high quality local productions available this spring. Theater goers can see everything from “Blue Man Group” at the Benedum Theater to such classics as “Around the World in 80 Days” at the O’Reilly Theater. Get a jump start on your dose of arts by checking out these great productions.
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“Around the World in 80 Days”
Pittsburgh Public Theater/O’Reilly Theater
621 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 316-1600
www.ppt.org

Date: April 12 to May 13
Tickets: $28-$60 / Student Discount $15.75

Pittsburgh Public Theater will be performing a production of “Around the World in 80 Days” at the O’Reilly Theater this spring. This is H.G. Wells’ classic tale of one man’s journey around the world in 1872. That year, Phileas Fogg accepts a bet to travel around the world in a very short period of time. Accompanied by his French manservant, the determined Fogg experiences everything from a monsoon at sea to rescuing an Indian princess, and even boards a runaway train. Five actors play dozens of entertaining characters, providing an exciting experience for all to enjoy.

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bluemangroup Pittsburgh Local Theater Spring Preview

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“Blue Man Group”
Benedum Theatre
803 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
‎(412) 456-6666
www.trustarts.org

Date: May 16-20
Tickets: $67-$485

Benedum Theatre hosts the Off Broadway-show that became a multimedia phenomenon in hardly any time at all. The “Blue Man Group” provides its audiences with a wide variety of experiences. Blue faced performers with blue gloves do everything from play paint-filled drums to make cereal crunching sounds. They use light and sound creatively while simultaneously incorporating music and streamers. Your senses will be running wild. The show has extensive paint and percussion, but most of all it has a lot of fun. Despite the overload, you’ll leave feeling anything but blue.

darkofthemoon Pittsburgh Local Theater Spring Preview

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“Dark of the Moon”
Pittsburgh Playhouse
222 Craft Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 392-8000
www.pittsburghplayhouse.com

Date: April 13 to April 22
Tickets: $18-$20 / Students $7-$8

Pittsburgh Playhouse offers a dose of supernatural this spring with their performance of “Dark of the Moon.” This unique story brings theater to a typically unexplored take on romance. A boy from the mystical hills and hollows of the backwoods falls in love with Barbara. He is a “witch boy” and Barbara is a mortal. John wants to be human so he can be with Barbara. He makes a pact with her that puts their lives in danger. The God-fearing mountain people of Barbara’s world clash with those who believe in the supernatural in a dramatic show of power and control. This performance is a must see that will leave you amazed and impressed.

tigersbestill Pittsburgh Local Theater Spring Preview

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“Tigers Be Still”
City Theatre
1300 Bingham St
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 431-2489
www.citytheatrecompany.org

Date: March 31 to May 6
Tickets: $30-$60

Tiger Theatre amuses audiences with “Tigers Be Still,” unwinding a unique story of a woman’s move back to her bizarre hometown. When Sherry’s art therapy degree doesn’t bring forth the career she had hoped for, she returns home. Back at home, her mother won’t come downstairs and her sister won’t get off the couch. This is an unusual town, to say the least. Sherry’s boss brings a gun to their workplace and a tiger roams about the streets. All quirky aspects come together in a comedic experience that’s both smart and entertaining. Attend a performance for a good laugh this spring.

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