By Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant
The Grill Girl
There’s a lot going on in the ramshackle diner in Gilead. The town’s residents and the employees of the Spitfire Grill will not only tell you all about it, they’ll sing about it in the musical, “The Spitfire Grill.” You can get down to the grill the New Hazlett, 4 Allegheny East, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. For more information, click here.
Much Needed Sunshine
Two proper British ladies are tired of the dreary weather (Amen, sister!) and they decide to holiday in Northern Italy. It’s a trip of a lifetime in “Enchanted April.” Get your dose of romance, laughter and sunshine at the Little Lake Theatre, 500 Lakeside Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317. For more information, click here.
The critically-acclaimed, locally-made “Dog Bytes” is screening the first five episodes. As an added treat you can hear music from John Gresh, Scotty Grill and Lonesome Bob at the special screening/concert that supports the production of next season’s “Dog Bytes.” It’s at the Oaks Theater, 310 Allegheny River Boulevard, Oakmont, PA 15139. For more information, click here.
Things get sketchy on Liberty Avenue. It’s time for “Sketchville,” six shows featuring new, original pieces of sketch comedy from Frankly Scarlett, Spinster Comedy, Super Uber mega Ultra, Secondhand Sketch, The Big Deal, the Justin & Jerome Experience, The Cut Scenes and Friends with Cats! Plus sketch video surprises from even more local comedy groups. “Sketchville” runs all weekend long at the Arcade Comedy Theater, 811 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, click here.
Spice things up with Lola LeCroix’s “Vain.” Thursday May 26, LeCroix welcomes Kim Chi, a drag queen contestant from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8. Follow the glitter and makeup trail to Cavo Nightclub, 1916 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information and tickets, click here.