By Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant
Take a Lode off
Catch Virginia Wall Gruenert’s one woman play, “Mother Lode” which examines the contentious but loving relationships between mothers and daughters. “Mother Lode” deals with the end-of-life decisions that must be made by dutiful daughters, as well as the discord, conciliation, warfare and ultimate acceptance between strong, independent women bound by love and family. It stars Linda Haston and it’s at the Carnegie Stage, 25 W. Main Street, Carnegie, PA 15106. For more information, click here.
Art & Crime
A daughter of a mob boss escapes a life of crime for a life of art in David Harrower’s “Ciara.” She runs a gallery and champions local artists, especially one whose female figures seem like goddesses. It stars the grand dame of local theater, Mary Rawson. Quantum Theatre returns to Javo Studios, 5137 Holmes Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201. For more information, click here.
Luck be a Lady Tonight
On January 28, “Guys and Dolls” opens. Gamblers and sinners repent. Your time is nigh. Sky Masterson falls for a doll who is out to save his soul in this musical comedy. Don’t rock the boat, go off to see “Guys and Dolls” at the O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, click here.
The Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan comes to town. He will reveal the secrets of happier, healthier relationships between humans and their beloved canines in “Cesar Millan LIVE.” He will be joined by his famous four-legged friend, Junior. Cesar will perform his amazing training demonstrations with multiple dogs live on stage! Sit up and beg for tickets at the Benedum Center, Seventh Street, between Liberty and Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, click here.
Russian Pianist Denis Kozhukhin comes to town to perform one of the most technically demanding works of the piano repertoire, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto Number 3. He’ll also play some Beethoven and regale the audience with the theme from the Lone Ranger, AKA the Overture to William Tell. You’ll find this piano man at Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 on January 29. For more information, click here.