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Planning the perfect Valentine’s Day date can be a little intimidating, but this year the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has made it easy with a lineup of great shows at theaters around the cultural district. On Valentine’s Day you have your choice of romantic, funny and energetic shows to see. Choose your favorite venue, grab some tickets, make a dinner reservation and you’re all set for a fun date that is sure to make some memories.

Peter Pan
719 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 456-6666
trustarts.culturaldistrict.org

On Valentine’s Day the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater will be performing Peter Pan at the Benedum Center. This exciting and timeless story will take you from the forests of Neverland to the decks of the Jolly Roger pirate ship. Watch beautiful choreography by Jorden Morris and the fantastic aerial acrobatics of this talented ballet company. Both afternoon and evening performances are available on Feb. 14.

First Date
The Cabaret At Theater Square
655 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 456-6666
trustarts.culturaldistrict.org

Whether it is your first date or your 101st date, you are sure to have fun at First Date, showing at the Cabaret at Theater Square. This musical featuring contemporary hits will take you through the zany evening of a couple on their first date as they encounter all the curveballs fate can throw at them. Find out if it’s a love match. Tickets are available for an afternoon performance on Valentine’s Day or there are evening performances throughout the weekend.

Guys & Dolls
O’Reilly Theater
621 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 316-1600
trustarts.culturaldistrict.org

If you are in the mood for an evening of retro style, get some tickets to see Guys & Dolls at the O’Reilly Theater. This classic, high rolling musical features a fast moving score full of singing, dancing, comedy and romance. This show’s got something for everyone. This production has outstanding performances from stars Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit. Tickets are available for both afternoon and evening performances running through the month of February.

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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Heinz Hall
600 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 392-4900
www.pittsburghsymphony.org

What could be more romantic than an evening of beautiful music? Just for Valentine’s Day weekend, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will be performing pieces from romantic favorites from the classical era. Slovakian conductor Juraj Vakuha will take the audience through the music of Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, Dvorak’s Cello Concerto and Bizet’s Carmen among other pieces. Tickets are available for an evening performance on February 12th and an afternoon performance on Valentine’s Day.

Saturday Night Fever
Byham Theater
101 6th St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 456-1350
trustarts.culturaldistrict.org

Looking for a high energy start to your date? The Byham Theater will have an afternoon performance of Saturday Night Fever on Valentine’s Day. This stage musical adaptation of the popular movie follows a talented kid from Brooklyn who attempts to escape his boring life through dance. Enjoy fantastic dancing set to energetic disco hits and all the flashy costumes you can handle.

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Jennifer Stockdale is a native of the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. She is a restaurant marketer and wine enthusiast and one of the hosts of the East Coast Wine Geeks Podcast. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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