The Buzz from Buzzelli: Pittsburgh’s Top To Do’s THIS WEEKEND (10/1 – 10/4)


by Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant.


Let’s hear it for the boys! We go boy crazy this weekend with Jersey Boys, Altar Boyz and Choir Boy. Then, we go off to Carnegie.

Oh What a Night!

The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning story about a quartet of blue collar kids who become the Four Seasons, Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. You’ll be singing hit songs from the 50s and 60s all night long. Croon along to “Sherry” at the Benedum Center, 7th Street (between Penn and Liberty), Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, click here.


Boyz with a Z

Meet Matthew, Mark, Luke, Jaun and Abraham…the Altar Boyz. They will parody piety with pop songs such as “Girl You Make Me Wanna Wait,” and “Jesus Called Me On My Cell Phone.”  Geez. Think of the roaming charges on that call! You can get down and pray with the Altar Boyz at the Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, go here.


Skip the Plural

In an elite boarding school for young African American men, one young man struggles with his sexual identity after he becomes leader of the gospel choir in “Choir Boy.” Meet him and his hymnals at
Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. For more information, click here.


Concert in Carnegie

Renowned violinist and former Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Concert Master Andres Cardenes and his wife, violinist Monique Mead, headline an eclectic roster of performers at “Menard Presents: Carnegie in Concert” on October 2, 2015. It is at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, Carnegie, PA 15106. For more information, click here.


Dinner, Drinks and the Donnas!

Sunday, October 4 is the 25th Annual Pittsburgh New Works Gala where actors, directors and playwrights are honored for their work in the Festival’s world premiere plays. On the silver anniversary of this year’s gala, meet WQED’s Rick Sebak and “The Chief,” Tom Atkins during a three course sseated dinner before the Gala. Or just go for the drinks and appetizers at the Gala itself.  It’s at Cefalo’s, 428 Washington Avenue, Carnegie, PA 15106. You can find out more about the Special 25th Anniversary Dinner and the 25th Anniversary Gala right here.



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