Happening Right Now at PMT

Thank you to all of those who joined us at both the Byham and Gargaro Theaters during our 2017-2018 Sing Out Loud Season. Together, we found true love in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, rocked with Queen in We Will Rock You, took a journey under the sea in Disney’s The Little Mermaid and visited the hysterical puppets on Avenue Q. Wow, what a year it has been! We hope that you enjoyed your time with Pittsburgh Musical Theater this year.

Things did look excitingly different this season and came with many new adventures. We are excited to say that our new programming, which included our own Gargaro Theater in the Rockin’ West End, was extremely successful. We are delighted to announce that we will continue to present two shows at the Byham Theater and three shows in our own Gargaro Theater.

Please continue to believe in and be a part of the remarkable storytelling of Pittsburgh Musical Theater as we SEIZE THE STAGE!

2018 - 2019 Seize the Stage Season

Big Apple at the Byham Theater Series

The Big Apple series at the Byham Theater continues Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s tradition of providing quality, affordable, family entertainment.

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Annie

Leapin’ lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. Follow Annie and her cheery spark of positivity through New York City as she searches for her parents on this fun-filled adventure of friendship.

Annie is a special presentation by the students of the Richard E. Rauh Conservatory, backed by the talented CAPA Orchestra, and fully produced by the professional artists of Pittsburgh Musical Theater.

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Disney's Newsies

Join Jack and his band of newsboys as they rally to take a stand for what’s right! Set in New York City at the turn of the century and based on a true story, Disney’s Newsies follows the exhilarating tale of Jack Kelly, the leader of a group of teenage newsboys who has dreams that far exceed those of the hardships of the streets.

Rockin West End & After Hours Series

The Rockin’ West End Series will take place in PMT’s very own Gargaro Theater. Originally built in 1915 as the St. James School, The Gargaro theater was rededicated via a Board of Directors gift in 2015 in honor of our Founding Artistic Director, Dr. Ken Gargaro. This theatrical venue is an exciting new opportunity for Pittsburgh Musical Theater to explore the use of our new space including edgier, more exciting titles for our adult audiences. Pittsburgh Musical Theater is thrilled about these new opportunities, and can’t wait to continue entertaining you in our new home.

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch

This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. Hedwig centers on an East German transsexual, "a slip of a girlyboy," who moves to America after a botched sex change operation. By the end, our heroine embraces the fullness of her identity in one of the most electrifying scenes.

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In The Heights

The hope of a winning lottery ticket hangs in the air of the streets in Manhattan, leaving the community on the brink of change. Experience the thrill of In the Heights, from Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of HAMILTON, as the characters chase the American dream in hip-hop, pop, and Latin rhythms filled with the vibrant energy of the ever-bustling streets of Manhattan!

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Nunsense the Mega-Musical

All the fun of the original Nunsense has been super-sized! Starring the original five nuns and featuring five new male and female characters, a new song, “One Last Hope,” and two expanded dance numbers, Nunsense The Mega Musical has been called “A hail of fun and frolic” by The New York Times.

Rauh Conservatory Series

Pittsburgh Musical Theater performs thrice a year as part of our educational programs. In the fall, our annual tradition, A Lyrical Christmas Carol takes place. In the spring, the students of the Richard E. Rauh conservatory perform their spring Teen and Pre-Teen shows.

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A Lyrical Christmas Carol

On Christmas Eve, Scrooge sits in his house with not a kind word for anyone; he just wants to be left alone until the 'humbug' of Christmas is over. But four ghostly visitors-his former business partner, followed by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come-show him the error of his ways, and by the time Christmas Day dawns, Scrooge is a changed person. The entire family will enjoy this timeless classic peppered with your favorite Christmas carols.

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Chicago

In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap...until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another "Merry Murderess," Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the "American Dream": fame, fortune, and acquittal.

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Fiddler on the Roof Jr.

Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to marry off his daughters and instill in them a sense of tradition.

Education at Pittsburgh Musical Theater

The Richard E. Rauh Conservatory offers the finest training in the Pittsburgh area in dance, music and theater. We are particularly proud of our educated, talented, and accomplished Resident Artists. Conveniently located in Pittsburgh's West End.

In the Teen, Pre-teen and Broadway Jr. programs, students ages 4 - 18 have a unique and amazing opportunity to work in a professional environment with their peers. Their singing, acting and dancing skills develop in a disciplined classroom atmosphere. The students then test these skills in performance. The audience applause strengthens their self confidence and positively reinforces their hard work.

The Pittsburgh Musical Theater's Pre-College Program has served as a pathway to Broadway, feature films, and University training. Graduates have matriculated at Yale, CMU, NYU, Boston Conservatory, Florida State University, Penn State, Point Park and many others. The Pre-College program offers advanced classes for students with "Broadway Dreams."

Pittsburgh Musical Theater holds an annual open house, where you and your student can tour the facility, have questions answered, and even take a few sample classes.

Support Pittsburgh Musical Theater

Pittsburgh Musical Theater exists due in part to the generous support of our parents, patrons, alumni, subscribers, foundations, and other friendly people like you. It would be impossible for us to continue our mission without your continued support.

Additionally, if you are a business owner, you may wish to Advertise with us. Season and show sponsorship opportunities are also available, please contact us at any time via info@pittsburghmusicals.com or call us at 412.539.0900

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