By Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant
Songs, self-discovery and sexual awakenings are in store for Melchior, Moritz and Wendla in “Spring Awakening.” It’s the Broadway musical that sprang (pun intended) forth from a 19th Century German play. It’s at The Theatre Factory, 235 Cavitt Avenue, Trafford, PA 15085. For more information, click here.
Ebony and Ivory
It’s not too late to catch “The Theatre Festival in Black and White.” You can see a diverse line up of one act plays such as “Crossing Sacred Lines,” “Stay,” “No Winners,” “Mental Case,” “Vows” and “Home Again, Home Again” for free! It’s at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre, 937 Liberty Avenue, 3rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information and a full schedule of events, click here.
It belongs in a museum!
Sean Connery and Harrison Ford team up to fight Nazi’s in “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” It’s screening among the relics of history at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. For more information, click here.
Picture it, September 1934, a world famous opera star comes to Cleveland. Unfortunately, he’s not fit to perform as Otello. Naturally, they get some poor sap to pretend to be the Otello and the next thing you know it’s high stakes hijinks in “Lend Me a Tenor.” It’s at the Red Barn Theatre, 1279 Route 288, Fombell, PA 16123. For more information, click here.
No Dollar Sign
June 11, Kesha comes to town. The up-and-coming singer is headlining Pittsburgh Pride in the Streets. It’s Pittsburgh’s biggest outdoor dance party with opening performance by rapper Angel Haze. Most of Liberty Avenue will be blocked off for the epic celebration. For more information, click here.
And now a sixth thing…
If you’re not into pop, celebrate Pride with comedy. It’s Pittsburgh Pride week and the Arcade Comedy Theater has a slate of shows to fit in with the weekend’s theme. “Whatever Happened to BabyGRAND” with Missy Moreno and Connor McCanlus, “The ArGAYde Comedy Show,” featuring Kendall Farrell (VT’s Funniest Comedian 2015), Stranded with Strangers and LGBTQ*Bert, The “Hootenanny,” and, of course, “The Golden Girls Live,” a staged reading of “Golden Girls” television scripts with four male actors, Jason Shavers, Billy Mason, Connor McCanlus and Brian Edward as Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia, respectively. It’s all at the Arcade Comedy Theater, 811 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, click here.