The “Buzz” from Buzzelli: Pittsburgh’s Top To Do’s THIS WEEKEND (July 16 – July 19)


By Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant

Rabbit Hole

The Rage of the Stage Players are going to take you down the rabbit hole in ‘Alice’s Adventures in “Wonderland,’” a darker, modernized interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” It all goes down at the McKeesport Little Theater, 1614 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA 15132. For more information, go here.

Tooning In

The ToonSeum’s new exhibit, “Slinging Satire at the ToonSeum: Political Cartoons and the First Amendment” has an opening reception Friday, July 17. The exhibition features 100 political cartoons by artists who include a dozen Pulitzer Prize winners, five Herblock Award recipients and a host of celebrated cartoonists from the publishing industry’s most prominent newspapers, websites and magazines. The exhibit and the opening night event will be at the ToonSeum, 945 Liverty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, go here.

Hustle and Bustle

The city of Pittsburgh is chock full of improv teams, but on Friday, July 17 you can see those crazy kids who were on the ground floor of the burgeoning Pittsburgh comedy scene, Hustlebot. They are bringing their improv and sketch comedy to the Arcade Comedy Theater, 811 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, go here.

Grave Matters

Saturday, July 18 is opening night of John B. Keane’s play, “Sharon’s Grave,” a tale of greed, a family feud and a beautiful Celtic princess. Pass around the poitin, and enjoy a classical Irish tale. It’s at the Henry Heymann Theater, inside the Stephen Foster Memorial Theater, 4301 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. For more information, visit here.

Mommy Dearest

Friday, July 17 is the opening night for Euripides “Medea,” a tale about a scorned woman out for revenge.  Driven mad by betrayal, Medea goes to the most extreme measures to exact revenge. The story has haunted the imagination of mankind since the play was first produced in 431 B.C. Catch all the excitement at the Grey Box, 3595 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201. For more information, go here.

A Sixth Thing…

The Art of BS

It’s back! John McIntire Dangerously Live Comedy Talk Show is back and John is calling B.S. on P.C. His guests include Delta Foundation’s Gary Van Horn, Handwriting Analyst Michelle Dresbold and the guy at who’s picture is at the top of this page, comedian Mike Buzzelli. If you’re tired of political correctness, head down to the Cabaret Theater, 655 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 on Saturday, July 18 at 10:15 pm. For more information, go here.

– MB

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