PMT is thrilled that you will be the among the first to hear the exciting news of Pittsburgh Musical Theater's leap into the future. As we had planned 3 years prior with the purchase of our forever home, we are now beginning to program edgier and exciting musical theater titles in our own beautiful space - the Gargaro Theater in the Rockin West End - only one bridge away from the city’s Cultural District. We will continue to present two shows in the Byham Theater, but will now add three shows in our very own Gargaro Theater.
Things will look excitingly different and will come with many new adventures for us all. We are especially excited for you to be part of our journey through these times. We ask that you believe in the remarkable storytelling of Pittsburgh Musical Theater and become part of that story. Trust that we are taking these leaps to bring you the best musical theater that Pittsburgh has to offer.
Pittsburgh Musical Theater's "Sing Out Loud" season will include three very unique series:
Single tickets and groups will go on sale to the general public in the beginning of July!
The family magic series at the Byham Theater continues Pittsburgh Musical Theater's tradition of providing quality, affordable, family entertainment. In addition, for this season, be sure to check out the information below on our brand new "Magical Mornings at PMT".
This classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
Beauty and the Beast 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.
Magical Mornings at PMT is our character breakfast offering for the entire family. Breakfast will include a buffet style meal, and characters from the current show, along with other princess & character friends. Please stay tuned for more details soon!
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."
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, 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 additional new home.
We Will Rock You follows two revolutionaries as they try to save Rock in a post apocalyptic world. Earth's name has been changed to Planet Mall. Everyone wears the same clothes, thinks the same thoughts and goes about in a brain-dead haze. Musical instruments and composers are forbidden, and rock music is all but unknown. However, a small group of "Bohemians" struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion, and (most of all) live music. With the help of Pop, an ancient hippie librarian, two Bohemians, Galileo and Scaramouche, find Rock's Holy Grail, Brian May's guitar buried in the remains of Embley Stadium. Featuring the songs “Another One Bites the Dust”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Killer Queen”, “We Will Rock You”, “Somebody To Love”, “We Are the Champions”, “Don’t Stop Me Know” and many more.
This hilarious show takes all the elements of the cult classic films The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness and combines them into one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time. Five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. It's all up to Ash (a housewares employee turned demon-killing hero) and his trusty chainsaw to save the day. Blood flies. Limbs are dismembered. Demons tell bad jokes ... and all to music. The songs in the show are completely off the wall. Titles like "All the Men in My Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons" and "What the F**k Was That?" will have audiences rolling in their seats and screaming for more and more blood.
Part flesh, part felt and packed with heart, AVENUE Q is still the funniest and freshest show in New York City! This laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a bright-eyed college grad named Princeton. When he arrives in the city with big dreams and a tiny bank account, he has to move into a shabby apartment all the way out on AVENUE Q. Still, the neighbors seem nice. There, he meets Kate (the girl next door), Lucy (the slut), Rod (the Republican), Trekkie (the pervert), superintendent Gary Coleman (yes, that Gary Coleman) and other new friends! Together, they struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.
Pittsburgh Musical Theater performs thrice a year in the New Hazlett Theater 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.
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.
Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on your stage in Disney’s High School Musical JR. Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extra curricular activities. The show’s infectious, danceable songs are sure to engage performers and audiences alike.
The musical play TITANIC examines the causes, the conditions and the characters involved in this ever-fascinating drama. This is the factual story of that ship - of her officers, crew and passengers, to be sure - but she will not, as has happened so many times before, serve as merely the background against which fictional, melodramatic narratives are recounted. The central character of our TITANIC is the Titanic herself.
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. This year, our open house is on:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 412.539.0900