Pittsburgh Musical Theater performs thrice a year as part of our educational programs. In the fall, our annual collaborative production backed by the talented CAPA Orchestra, Annie takes place at the Byham Theater. Over the holiday season, the students of the Richard E. Rauh Conservatory perform A Lyrical Christmas Carol in the New Hazlett Theater. In the spring, the students perform their teen and pre-teen shows - this year, the teens are doing Chicago, and the pre-teens are doing Fiddler on the Roof Jr., both at our very own Gargaro Theater.
The Hazlett Theater was built in 1889 as the first Carnegie Music Hall and was dedicated by President Benjamin Harrison. Designed in a Richardson Romanesque style, the Theater is part of an impressive historic landmark that also housed one of the first Carnegie Free Libraries in the country.
When the hall was threatened by demolition in 1967, the community intervened and funds were secured to renovate the Theater space, featuring a flexible stage and intimate audience chamber with movable scaffold seating. The Hazlett Theater was re-named in 1980 in honor of Theodore L. Hazlett Jr., a prominent civic leader who worked with Mayor David Lawrence, authored much of the city’s smog legislation, and was an enthusiastic supporter of the arts.
October 25 - 28, 2018
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.
December 13 - 16, 2018
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.
A Lyrical Chirstmas Carol is a special presentation by the students of the Richard E. Rauh Conservatory, taking place in the New Hazlett Theater, backed by a professional orchestra, and fully produced by the professional artists of Pittsburgh Musical Theater.
February 21 - 24, 2019
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.
Chicago is a special presentation by the teens of the Richard E. Rauh Conservatory, taking place in the Gargaro Theater, backed by a professional orchestra, and fully produced by the professional artists of Pittsburgh Musical Theater.
April 11 - 14, 2019
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.
Fiddler on the Roof Jr. is a special presentation by the pre-teen students of the Richard E. Rauh Conservatory, taking place in The Gargaro Theater, and fully produced by the professional artists of Pittsburgh Musical Theater.