Pittsburgh Musical Theater (PMT) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to providing quality, affordable musical theater to the Pittsburgh region, educating youth in the arts, and employing and developing local talent.
Pittsburgh Musical Theater was founded in 1990 with the vision of creating a regional musical theater company committed to creating quality productions featuring the best of Pittsburgh's own professional talent at a price affordable to all residents, especially children and families. As a non-profit performing arts organization, the vision has expanded to include a strong commitment to education, training, and outreach programs through PMT's arts education center for musical theater, the Richard E. Rauh Conservatory.
Pittsburgh Musical Theater produces shows with its professional company at the Byham Theater in Pittsburgh's Cultural District and The Gargaro Theater in the West End. PMT also provides acting, singing, dancing, and other theater arts classes for students at PMT's Richard E. Rauh Conservatory. Through it's education programs, PMT enriches the lives of young people by introducing them to the musical theater experience.
The students of The Richard E. Rauh Conservatory (RERC) perform with their very own theater company. The Rauh Conservatory Theater Company showcases student talent in Broadway shows at the Byham Theater, The Gargaro Theater and the New Hazlett Theater on the North Side near the Children's Museum. These fully produced musicals allow students to claim principle roles and are supported by the professional company, artists, and musicians of Pittsburgh Musical Theater.
Pittsburgh Musical Theater holds auditions open to both equity and non-equity performers. Any child cast in a PMT professional company show is cast directly out of the Richard E. Rauh Conservatory. PMT also employs professional musicians. Local talent is given precedence, however PMT’s talent spans worldwide.
PMT reaches Pittsburgh-area students by producing student matinees during the school year. This early matinee time allows schools to introduce students to musical theater during school hours. Student matinee tickets are priced at $12 to guarantee quality musicals for students at affordable prices. PMT was the first local company to offer these matinees to local schools, many of whom are from financially-challenged areas. Following each matinee, a talk-back allows for dynamic interaction between the audience, the director, and the actors. In addition, study guides written by education professionals are distributed to the teachers in advance of the performance.
Pittsburgh Musical Theater holds a strong commitment to inclusive education, training, and outreach which drives our hiring process. We are committed to providing equal access to all employment practices and actions without discrimination based on age, race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation or identity, disability, veteran status or genetics. Persons with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Questions regarding our EEO policy can be directed to Malinda Hallett at email@example.com.