by Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant.
Here are the Top Five Things to do in Pittsburgh the weekend of January 23 – 25.
Circus: Part One
King Charlemagne has a son he can’t control. That kid is “Pippin,” and they made a Broadway play about the boy who wanders the wild world in search of his own corner of the sky. It’s a high-flying, death defying musical. “Pippin” is at the Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh. For more information, go to http://trustarts.culturaldistrict.org/production/41419/pippin
Circus: Part Two
The Squidling Bros. Circus Sideshow comes to town on Friday, January 23. It’s a mix of music, freak show, dancing, sword swallowing, aerial, burlesque and body modification. There’s no big tent, it’s at the Smiling Moose, 1306 E. Carson Street, Pittsburgh’s Southside. For more information, go to http://www.smiling-moose.com/
Rain in Spain
Henry Higgins beats the Bravo to the punch and performs the first makeover in “My Fair Lady.” It’s the return of a Broadway favorite at the Pittsburgh Public Theater’s O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh. For more information, go to http://trustarts.culturaldistrict.org/production/40792/my-fair-lady
A Harlem community is disrupted when the Chinese immigrant’s shoe repair shop doesn’t open its doors in “Mr. Joy.” It goes down at the City Theater, 1300 Bingham Street, Pittsburgh’s Southside. For more information, go to http://www.citytheatrecompany.org/
Michele Bensen and the Bensen Burners return to Carnegie in “Turn up the heat,” a sizzling night of jazz. Bensen and company turn up the heat to the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Musical hall, 300 Beechwood Avenue, Carnegie on Saturday January 24 at 8:00 pm. For more information, go to http://www.carnegiecarnegie.org/