PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Musical Theater (PMT), in collaboration with the CAPA orchestra, will perform the school edition of the international award-winning musical Les Misérables as this year's annual production that takes place at the Byham Theater in the Cultural District. Presented in partnership with The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, the show will feature 70 young artists from PMT Conservatory on stage and 65 students from CAPA in the orchestra pit. The production team is led by Quinn Patrick Shannon (director), Danny Herman and Rocker Verastique (choreographers), and Francesca Tortorello (music director).
Les Misérables is the world's longest-running musical - a true modern classic based on Victor Hugo's novel, with one of the most memorable scores of all time. Featuring thrilling and beloved songs “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” and many more.
Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. on November 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, and 2 p.m. on November 4th and 5th. The Byham Theater is located at 101 Sixth St. downtown. Tickets can be purchased online at pittsburghmusicals.com/lesmistickets or by calling (412) 456-6666.
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has helped to transform a downtrodden section of Downtown into a world-class Cultural District that stands as a national model of urban revitalization through the arts. Touring Broadway, contemporary dance, family performances, festivals, visual arts, education and community events are among the wide variety of arts and entertainment programs that the Trust presents and exhibits. Hundreds of artists, thousands of students, and millions of people expand their horizons in our theaters, galleries, and public art environments.
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PITTSBURGH - Back by popular demand, Pittsburgh Musical Theater (PMT) will present the cult classic Evil Dead The Musical at the West End Canopy located at PMT, 327 S Main Street. The cast includes Brett Goodnack (Ash), Laura Barletta (Cheryl), Callee Miles (Shelly/Annie), Brecken Newton Farrell (Scott), Emily Palmer (Linda), J. Alex Noble (Jake), Daniel Lawrence (Ed), Damon Oliver Jr. (Knowby). The ensemble features Gavin Carnahan, Julia Kreutzer, and Hannah Taylor. The production is led by Nick Mitchell (Director), Alex Manalo (Choreographer), and Dr. Francesca Tortorello (Music Director).
“Evil Dead at PMT started out as a bit of an experiment, expanding programming with respect to both content and "Late Night" curtains. What we learned was that audiences wanted more of their favorite deadites! Over the last five years, Evil Dead The Musical at PMT has evolved from an experiment into a tradition. I'm fortunate to be surrounded by the kind of talent on stage and on the production team who loves this crazy, campy piece and strives to find every new laugh, squeeze out a little more blood, and continue to create the world of Ash and those pesky Candarian Demons!” says director Nick Mitchell.
Evil Dead The Musical combines all the elements from the cult classic movies, The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, and The Army of Darkness into one of the craziest musical experiences of all time.
Showtimes are 8:30 p.m, on select nights September 28th through October 22nd. Tickets can be purchased online at pittsburghmusicals.com/evildeadtickets. Splatter zone seats are also available.