by Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant
Hoot for the Holidays
December 10, you can support our troops and enjoy a great line up of music with WYEP’s Holiday Hootenanny, with Norm Nardini, Josh Verbanets, Molly Alphabet, the Wreckids and more. Gifts will be collected for Veterans’ Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania. It’s all at Stage AE, 400 N. Shore Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. For more information, click here.
The Laughs Awaken
On December 11, the Arcade Awakens with “Star Wars: The Arcade Awakens.” This night of live sketch, videos, and musical comedy, both the original trilogy and the new movie will be lovingly spoofed and skewered. Come for the lightsaber fights, stay for the Wookiees. It stars some of Pittsburgh’s funniest people like Anna C. Reilly, Missy Moreno, Kyle Longsdorf, Ian McIntosh, Frank McDade and more. Find the force and the funny at the Arcade Comedy Theater, 811 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, click here.
Deep Blue Sea
John Patrick Shanley’s “Danny and the Deep Blue Sea” is at Duquesne’s Genesius Theater December 11 and 12. Two people, Danny (Andrew Yackle) and Roberta (Rachel Erin), meet over a beer in a rundown bar in the Bronx. The meeting proves to be fateful for both. It’s at the Genesius Theater, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15282. There’s more information at Brown Paper Tickets here.
Pop goes the Holidays
Heinz Hall puts on a spectacular holiday show every year, with the “Highmark Holiday Pops.” It’s got classic Christmas carols, astonishing solo performers, a choir and a special visitor from the North Pole is scheduled to make an appearance (even though it’s his busiest season). Catch the holiday magic at Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, click here.
More Christmas Carols
When a small theater company is rehearsing for its umpteenth production of “A Christmas Carol,” something happens to shake up the production in “Inspecting Carol.” It’s more Christmas shenanigans at the Little Lake Theatre, 500 Lakeside Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317. For more information, click here.