by Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant Contributor.
Here are the Top Five Fun Things to do in Pittsburgh for Memorial Day weekend, May 22-25.
Before he lost his shadow at the Darling house, Peter Pan was having other adventures. In “Peter and the Starcatcher,” we meet the titular boy-who-never-grew-up before he takes over Never Never Land.
“Peter and the Starcatcher” runs May 20-22 at Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh.
For more information, call 412-392-4900 or visit www.pgharts.org
In 1908, three upstanding couples gather to celebrate 25 years of wedded bliss only to discover that none of them are legally married in “When We Are Married.” If Playwright and novelist J.B. Priestley were alive today he’d probably call his play “Downton Abbey” with laughs.
You can see “When We Are Married” at the Little Lake Theatre, 500 Lakeside Drive, Canonsburg.
For more information, call 724-745-6300 or visit www.littlelake.org
Singing and Dancing
“Singing in the Rain” comes to the stage! This extraordinary score is a downright downpour of magical music: “Make ‘Em Laugh” and “Good Mornin’,” and, of course, “Singin’ in the Rain!”
It’s a glorious feeling! Come out to “Singing in the Rain” at the Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh.
Call 412-456-6666 or visit www.pgharts.org
The Don’s Fire
The Neighborhood Opera Company presents an innovative production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” with orchestra and an all African-American cast.
You can catch “Don Giovanni” at the Alumni Concert Hall, Carnegie Mellon University, 5032 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh on May 24 or May 25.
For more information go to http://neighborhoodoperaco.tumblr.com/
Brush Up Your Shakespeare
On Memorial Day, May 26th, head to Te Café in Squirrel Hill and lob insults at others; Shakespearean style at “BYOB – Bring Your Own Bard.” Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks’ informal, no pressure, scene night where actors and non-actors take a crack at their favorite Shakespearean pieces. The theme this month is Shakespeare’s Insults and Retorts.
Doors open at 7:15 PM, readings begin at 7:30 PM. Suggested $10 donation.
For more information, go to http://www.pittsburghshakespeare.com