Featuring: Lara Hayhurst & Trey Compton

Accompanist: Richard Rockage

WELCOME to Pittsburgh Musical Theater's open-air, outdoor venue - The West End Canopy!

WE ARE ELATED that you are joining us for our fourth Artist Spotlight On Love Series production at the West End Canopy. We want you, our valued patrons and guests, to connect with local artists in conversation and music, seeing the heart of them and hearing everything in their words. This spacious venue brings exciting new opportunities to engage in live events again and we can't wait to share our stories with you.

Please enjoy!

Colleen Doyno

Colleen Doyno
Executive Director
Pittsburgh Musical Theater

Lara and Trey in PMT's Legally Blonde (2012)

Lara and Trey in PMT's Legally Blonde (2012)

Lara and Trey in PMT's Young Frankenstein (2015)

Lara and Trey in PMT's Young Frankenstein (2015)


Lara is thrilled to be performing with her PMT family! Broadway: Lady Day... starring Audra McDonald. Off-Broadway: Do Re Mi. National Tour: Bye Bye Birdie. Regional theaters include Pittsburgh CLO, Casa Mañana, Flat Rock Playhouse, Sacramento Music Circus, Pittsburgh Public, Maine State, Fulton, Engeman, Paramount (Chicago), including 12 separate productions of Legally Blonde the Musical!. PMT: The Sound of Music (Maria), Young Frankenstein (Inga), Grease (Sandy), Legally Blonde the Musical! (Elle). BFA Pace University.

Much more at larahayhurst.com, @larahayhurst, and larahayhurst.medium.com


Trey is thrilled to be onstage again with his wife. He is a New York based director, choreographer, and fight director. As a director, regional credits at The Fulton, Riverside, Engeman, and here at PMT with Newsies and Grease. As an assistant or associate director, Off-Broadway credits include Yank! (The York) and White's Lies (New World Stages.) Also, multiple credits regionally at Seattle 5th Avenue; Goodspeed; The Ogunquit Playhouse, and others. Selected acting credits: Passion: Live at Lincoln Center; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Like You Like It, Little Shop of Horrors, Stones in his Pockets, and the one-man comedy Fully Committed. At PMT: Young Frankenstein and Legally Blonde.



Orchestrator / Arranger / Musical Director / Conductor / Pianist / Music Copyist: 18 Broadway Shows. This season: David Byrne’s American Utopia, Ain’t Too Proud, Aladdin. TV: Schmigadoon! (Apple TV+), The Sound of Music & The Wiz (NBC), Arthur Miller: Writer (HBO). Pittsburgh CLO: 50 productions. Paper Mill Playhouse: 20 Productions. Multiple editions of the annual Broadway Christmas Album, Carols for a Cure (2009 - present).

Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Pops in addition to the symphonies / pops of Buffalo, Long Beach, Naples, Phoenix, Indianapolis, Chautauqua, Baltimore, Toronto, Jackson, Modesto, Oklahoma City, Atlanta, the Joffrey Ballet, and the Orchestre des Concerts Pasdeloup (the oldest symphony orchestra in France.) National High School Musical Theatre Awards / The Jimmys (2013 - present.)

Notable co-workers: Chita Rivera, Elaine Stritch, Harry Connick Jr., Liz Callaway, Michele Ragusa, Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, Lenora Nemetz, Jimmy Buffett, Robert De Niro, Tyler Hanes, Jeff Goldblum, Casey Cott, Perez Hilton, Kim Zimmer, Sally Struthers

YouTube Channel: The Richard Rockage Show

All of the above is news to his mother, who still thinks he should be using his music education teaching certificate.

Trey, Richard, and Lara

Trey, Richard, and Lara


- ACT I -


90's Medley


"'Til There Was You"

"Love Is My Legs"

"What Are You Doing On New Year's Eve?"


"Vanilla Ice Cream"

- ACT II -

"Look For the Silver Lining / Till the Clouds Roll By"

"Roll In the Hay"

"Say It To Me Now"

"My Favorite Things"

"Peaceful Afternoon"

"Goodnight / Happy Together"

Lara and Trey in 1998

Lara and Trey in 1998

Trey and Lara with their cats, Moira and David Rose

Trey and Lara with their cats, Moira and David Rose

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Giving to the PMT Fund is the best way to support Pittsburgh Musical Theater.

Each year, Conservatory tuition and ticket sales only cover 68% of our programming costs. We rely on the consistent, generous support of donors to help us fulfill our mission.

What kind of things will your gift to the PMT Fund help support?

Here are some examples from the past year:

Facilitating arts education for all.

$71,400 in tuition assistance and scholarships awarded to PMT students

Keeping our community safe and healthy.

14 hand sanitizing stations installed; all restroom features updated to touchless automatic

Mentoring and providing unique learning opportunities

Developing and professionally producing a student written musical, You’re the Worst! by Gideon and Hank Temple, covered in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Making space for those who need it

Partnering with S.A.L.T (Safe A Life Today Pittsburgh) for Halloween Costume and school supply distribution for 300 families in the West End and surrounding neighborhoods

    Gifts made the PMT Fund give the organization the flexibility to address its most pressing needs on a day-to-day basis, and help us do a better job delivering on our mission for those we serve.

Accolades of Giving

Pittsburgh Musical Theater is thankful for its generous individual donors, as well as foundation, corporate and government partners.

Donors acknowledged here made a gift to our operating and capital campaigns between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. If your name is listed incorrectly, please contact Allison Hannon, Development Director, at (412) 539-0900 x236

PRODUCER'S CIRCLE - $10,000 and Above
  • Allegheny Regional Asset District
  • Ken And Colleen Doyno
  • FedEx Ground
  • Heinz Endowments
  • Henry C. Frick Educational Fund of the Buhl Foundation
  • Highmark
  • Jendoco Construction Corporation
  • Laurel Foundation
  • PA Council on the Arts
  • PA Department of Economic Development
  • Peter C. Dozzi Family Foundation
  • The Pittsburgh Foundation
  • The Schmidtetter Family
  • The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh

DIRECTOR'S CIRCLE - $5,000-$9,999
  • Brooks and Blair
  • The City of Pittsburgh
  • Dollar Bank
  • Hefren-Tillotson, Inc.
  • Iams Consulting
  • Dan and Linda Mancosh

ACTOR'S CIRCLE - $2,500-$4,999
  • Patricia Bauccio
  • Cheryl Begandy
  • Larry and Rikki Berger
  • Clearview Federal Credit Union
  • Ken and Jane Gargaro
  • Michael And Alicia Klein
  • Vernon C. Neal and Alvina B. Neal Fund
  • Shahfar and Amy Shaari
  • John and Hellee Temple

  • Michael and Jennifer Bails
  • Greg and Laurie Brooks
  • Randy and Cathy Emanuelson
  • The Frazzini Family
  • Nick and Gina Gigante
  • Malinda Hallett
  • Howard Hanna
  • Mark and Carla Husnick
  • Robert and Marian Kaiser
  • Rochelle Lilien
  • Mark Ray, in memory of Karen Ray
  • Rev. Thomas Wagner
  • Stephen L. Yoset

BRAVO - $500-$999
  • Sandra Blaser
  • Steve Cuden
  • Kimberly Davis
  • Amie Downs
  • Richard and Keelie Garbee
  • Robert Jessup
  • Eric and Lindsay Kalbfleisch
  • The McQuillan Family
  • Charles and Joan Moff
  • Nicholas and Dorothy Rescher
  • Theresa Sage
  • Melissa Wallace

  • Anonymous
  • Suzanne Alexander
  • Jonathan and Lyn Allen
  • The Balfe Family
  • Diane Berman
  • Stephen Black
  • Bernard Black
  • Stacie Bonenberger
  • Joseph Bradley
  • Emily Cole Conley
  • Kelly Cullen and Joe Allen
  • The Darke Family
  • William Dodds and Allison Hannon
  • Marianne Downer
  • David and Judy Doyno
  • Daniel Edelstone and Dodi Gross, In honor of Ilyssa Bails
  • Carmen Ellington
  • Michael Hendricks and Kathleen Davies
  • Lareen Hurt
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  • Ken and Linda Krynski
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  • Lynette Opel
  • In Memory of Jack Phinney
  • The Padnos Family
  • Darryl Phillips
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  • Rebecca Schaefer*
  • Mary Seghi

CHEERS - $100-$249
  • Anonymous (5)
  • Michael Accetta
  • Omar Aslam and Jennifer Stewart
  • Harry and Ronna Back
  • Sandra Bails
  • Tanya Baronti
  • Courtney Barthelemy
  • Thomas and Nora Begandy
  • Leslie Brockett
  • Emily Brooks*
  • Brianna Booher
  • Scott Cheek
  • Barbara Cooley and Robert Thaw
  • Michael DeBruyn and Dr. Francesca Tortorello
  • Kathleen Deely
  • Rob DePasquale
  • Joseph and Mary Donnelly
  • Daniel and Cathy Droz
  • The Dubin Family
  • Colleen Engelmore
  • Leslie Evans
  • Jennifer Faingnaert
  • Michelle Farrell
  • Susan Fazzolari
  • Joe Flaherty
  • Mindy Frohlich
  • Amanda Foote
  • Mary Gano
  • Jan Glick, in honor of Ilyssa Bails
  • David and Marilou Gibbs
  • Hope Gillespie
  • Brian Gregg
  • Jacqueline Gregg
  • Brian and Karen Hannon
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  • Steven Irwin
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  • Janelle Kennedy
  • Pamela Kovacs
  • Susanne Lersch
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  • Madeline Mamaux
  • Lou and Kelly Marinacci
  • Cecelia McCorkle
  • Michelle McGuirk and Mary Hoglund
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  • Brady and Mandie Patsy*
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  • Cara Shuckett
  • Jennifer Snyder-Duch
  • Michelle Sparkenbaugh
  • David and Kate Toole
  • John Toole
  • Barbara Tortorello
  • Paul Towhey
  • The Virtue Family
  • Melissa Wade
  • The Welch Family
  • Roilyn Worst-McGregor

We also wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to over 200 donors who made gifts up to $99.
All PMT donors are recognized here.

Thank you! We are so grateful for your support, which is critical to keeping Pittsburgh Musical Theater positioned as a cultural asset, community resource, and arts ambassador for the Pittsburgh community. Donations cover 35% of our operating costs annually, while each season Pittsburgh Musical Theater enriches the lives of over 35,000 art-lovers and families.

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Board of Directors & Administrative Team

Pittsburgh Musical Theater is a non-profit professional company committed to providing quality musical theater at affordable prices, educating the youth, and supporting local talent.

PMT Board Officers:
President Joseph F. Mendel
Vice President Stephen L. Yoset
Secretary Malinda Hallett
Treasurer Larry Berger
PMT Board of Directors:
Adam Birch, Joanna Doven, Carmen Ellington, Kimberly Haught, James Harris, Michael D. Klein, Michael Kuhn, Rochelle Lilien, Denise Mosley
PMT Advisory Board:
Dr. Ken Gargaro (Founder), Mary Gail Biebel, Stephen Black, Sandra M. Blaser, Jon Burnett, R. Yvonne Campos, Rich Cefalo, Bonita A. Cersosimo, Bruce I. Crocker, Evan Frazier, Hilda Pang Fu, David B. Gookin, Tim Hartman, Noah Himberger, Robert Kaiser, David J. Martin, Paul E. McGill, Ronald Ortiz, Gregg Perelman, Richard E. Rauh, Dorothy H. Rescher, Connie Schwartz, Doug Shields, Ron Skalski, Bruce Smith, Fred Sukitsch, Sherri Uram, Laura Zajdel
Ex Officio: State Representative Dan Deasy, State Senator Wayne Fontana
Administrative Team:
Executive Director Colleen Doyno
Production & Logistics Manager Gemma Mitchell
Technical Director Jonathan T. Sage
Development Director Allison Hannon
Director of Finance Kate Toole
Conservatory Director Brady David Patsy
Box Office & Audience Services Manager / Accessibility Coordinator Amber Kocher
Marketing & Media Manager Lindsay Kalbfleisch
Graphic Designer Brianna Booher
Resident Music Director Dr. Francesca Tortorello
Associate Technical Director & COVID-19 Liaison Kevin Kocher

Thank you to our sponsors:

Jendoco Construction Corporation

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