Where We Perform

GARGARO THEATER

327 S Main St, Pittsburgh, PA 15220
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 Kenneth V. Gargaro.

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This theatrical venue is an exciting new opportunity for Pittsburgh Musical Theater to explore the use of our new space including edgier, 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.



In The Heights at the Gargaro Theater
In the Heights

Professional Production, 2019

Evil Dead at the Gargaro Theater
Evil Dead the Musical

Professional Production, 2016

Bye Bye Birdie Young Performers' Edition at the Gargaro Theater
Bye Bye Birdie - Young Performer's Edition

Young Artist Production, 2020



WEST END CANOPY

327 S Main St, Pittsburgh, PA 15220
West End Canopy

NEW as of summer 2020! The West End Canopy brings a new, outdoor, open air environment to PMT.



PMT's Artist Spotlight Series at the West End Canopy
PMT's Artist Spotlight Series

Amanda Felicia Foote & Stephen Foster Harris, 2020

Summer Musical Theater, Getting to Know...Footloose at the West End Canopy
Getting to Know...Footloose

Young Artist Production, Summer Musical Theater, 2021

Summer Music Theater, Grease at the West End Canopy
Grease

Young Artist Production, Summer Musical Theater, 2021



BYHAM THEATER

101 6th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Byham Theater

Originally built in 1903 as the Gayety Theater, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust purchased this 1300-seat venue, then called the Fulton Theater, in 1988. The Trust renovated and reopened the Fulton Theater in 1991. The theater was renamed the Byham Theater in 1995, in recognition of a gift from William C. and Carolyn M. Byham. Today, the Byham Theater is home to a wide variety of performing arts, including dance, music, theater, film, and family-friendly events held throughout the year.


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Annie at the Byham Theater
Annie

Young Artist Production, 2018

Disney's Newsies at the Byham Theater
Disney's Newsies

Professional Production, 2019



NEW HAZLETT THEATER

6 Allegheny Square E, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
New Hazlett 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.

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The music hall was also a place of religious retreat. William Henry Conley and Charles Russell, both born in the Northside, were co-founders of Watch Tower and Tract Society, which became the legal corporation for the Jehovah’s Witnesses. The Watch Tower congregation would study and preach at the Allegheny Square 6 throughout the early 1900’s.

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. The Hazlett Theater was home to the Pittsburgh Public Theater for 24 seasons from 1974 until 1999, bringing considerable traffic to the area.

But when PPT moved downtown to the Cultural District in 1999, the neighborhood business community suffered considerable losses. The Hazlett Theater was transformed in 2004 into the New Hazlett Theater with the support of the local arts community. Today the nonprofit theater is a thriving and active community asset that presents a variety of performance art disciplines to the Pittsburgh community.


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A Lyrical Christmas Carol at The New Hazlett Theater
PMT's A Lyrical Christmas Carol

Young Artist Production, 2018

Summer Musical Theater, Disney's Frozen JR. at the New Hazlett Theater
Disney's Frozen JR.

Young Artist Production, Summer Musical Theater, 2019



A FRESH NEW LOOK

July 4, 2021 | Written by Brianna Booher

Bri attempts to create a blog format for the PMT website!
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Dr. Tortorello also serves as Resident Music Director for Pittsburgh Musical Theater. Recent productions include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, HAIR, Newsies, and The Sound of Music. She also teaches multiple classes for the pre-college program at the PMT conservatory.

Dr. Tortorello is also an accomplished classical musician and performs with a variety of instrumentalists and singers. She frequently collaborates with members of the Pittsburgh Symphony, and has also worked with members of Cleveland Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. A dedicated teacher and coach, she has maintained an active piano teaching studio for the past fifteen years.

Dr. Tortorello began piano lessons at the age of four in her hometown of Mount Kisco, NY. She holds a Bachelors degree in Piano Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied with Antonio Pompa-Baldi. Her true passion, however, has always been chamber music and she received a Masters degree and Professional Studies certificate in Collaborative Piano from CIM, studying with Virginia Weckstrom. She also holds a Doctorate in Collaborative Piano and Coaching at the University of Minnesota and studied with Timothy Lovelace.


Michael DeBruyn

Cellist Michael DeBruyn joined the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra during the 2013-2014 season. Prior to joining the PSO, Michael was principal cellist of the Louisville Orchestra. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree and a Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Michael grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and began studying the cello at the age of four. His former teachers include Dr. Felix Wang, Dr. Tanya Carey, Richard Aaron, and Desmond Hoebig. His summer engagements have included the Meadowmount School of Music, the Sarasota Music Festival, the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, and the Aspen Music Festival.

Michael maintains a private teaching studio in Pittsburgh and coaches chamber music for Youth Chamber connection.

West End Canopy

327 South Main Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15220
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