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Dec
4
Mon
The Nutcracker – 2017 @ Benedum Center
Dec 4 all-day
The Nutcracker – 2017 @ Benedum Center | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Pittsburgh’s Favorite Holiday Tradition

Complete with flurrying snow, a colossal Christmas tree and magic tricks galore, this holiday spectacular features over 100 dancers, 150 costumes and Tchaikovsky’s exultant score. Since its 1892 premiere, The Nutcracker has held a special place in holiday traditions all over the world. PBT adds its own spin on the time and place with a turn-of-the-century setting incorporating Pittsburgh’s own landmarks, historical figures and personality. Each performance features a unique casting combination, giving regulars the chance to see a variety of dancers perform iconic roles like Marie, the Nephew, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.

Subscribers save 20% over single ticket prices and get first pick of prime seats. Build your own three, four or five ballet package todayPurchase single tickets here

Choreography & Staging: Terrence S. Orr
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Costumes & Scenic Design: Zack Brown
Lighting Design: Julie Duro 

*Visit the above link for more details on showtimes.

Dec
5
Tue
The Nutcracker – 2017 @ Benedum Center
Dec 5 all-day
The Nutcracker – 2017 @ Benedum Center | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Pittsburgh’s Favorite Holiday Tradition

Complete with flurrying snow, a colossal Christmas tree and magic tricks galore, this holiday spectacular features over 100 dancers, 150 costumes and Tchaikovsky’s exultant score. Since its 1892 premiere, The Nutcracker has held a special place in holiday traditions all over the world. PBT adds its own spin on the time and place with a turn-of-the-century setting incorporating Pittsburgh’s own landmarks, historical figures and personality. Each performance features a unique casting combination, giving regulars the chance to see a variety of dancers perform iconic roles like Marie, the Nephew, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.

Subscribers save 20% over single ticket prices and get first pick of prime seats. Build your own three, four or five ballet package todayPurchase single tickets here

Choreography & Staging: Terrence S. Orr
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Costumes & Scenic Design: Zack Brown
Lighting Design: Julie Duro 

*Visit the above link for more details on showtimes.

2017 Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive @ Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Dec 5 @ 4:53 pm – 5:53 pm
2017 Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Sweater Drive @ Children's Museum of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

In the spirit of Fred Rogers’ lessons of helping others, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh holds an annual Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive each winter. Since 2001, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh has collected more than 35,500 sweaters, distributing them to families in need throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania.

2017 community partners include the Presbyterian Churches of the Tri-State Area, Homeless Children’s Education Fund, Veteran’s Leadership Program of Western PA and Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh Ambassadors.

Donations of new or gently worn sweaters may be dropped off in the collection bin in the Children’s Museum lobby from November 9 – December 15.

THE HUMANS @ O'Reilly Theater
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 10 @ 8:00 pm
THE HUMANS @ O'Reilly Theater | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

By Stephen Karam
Directed by Pamela Berlin

Winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play!

Brigid and Richard have moved into a shabby two-floor apartment in New York’s Chinatown just in time for Thanksgiving, and her family – mom, dad, sister and grandma – arrives from Scranton, PA to laugh, argue, and eat around the table. But also dished up are fears, real and imagined, experienced by many Americans dealing with life today. This uproarious comedy/serious drama is directed by Pamela Berlin (Clybourne ParkThe Diary of Anne FrankBetween Riverside and Crazy).

“As entertaining as it is honest.” – The New York Times
“A truly remarkable and exceptionally moving play.” – Chicago Tribune 
“The best Broadway show of 2016.” – Entertainment Weekly

Broadway’s Xanadu
Dec 5 2017 @ 7:50 pm – Jan 7 2018 @ 8:50 pm

RELIVE THE ‘80s WITH “A RETRO FEEL-GOOD NIGHT OF NOSTALGIA!”
From the golden age of romantic comedies, legwarmers and Pac-Man…XANADU is a classic tale of boy meets girl – except that girl is actually Greek muse “Kira” sent from the heavens to Venice Beach, California to help struggling artist, Sonny, achieve his greatest dream – to open the first ROLLER DISCO! When Kira falls into forbidden love with this mortal, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos [and hilarity] abound. This hysterical ‘80s musical adventure “rolls” along to a legendary hit score featuring “Magic,” “All Over The World,” “Suddenly,” “I’m Alive,” “Evil Woman,” “Have You Never Been Mellow” and “Xanadu,” to name a few.

This show is available as part of the CLO Cabaret Series Package, and may be purchased by calling 412-281-2822Groups of 10 or more may call 412-325-1582 or email Groups@pittsburghCLO.org for information and reservations.

Dec
6
Wed
The Nutcracker – 2017 @ Benedum Center
Dec 6 all-day
The Nutcracker – 2017 @ Benedum Center | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Pittsburgh’s Favorite Holiday Tradition

Complete with flurrying snow, a colossal Christmas tree and magic tricks galore, this holiday spectacular features over 100 dancers, 150 costumes and Tchaikovsky’s exultant score. Since its 1892 premiere, The Nutcracker has held a special place in holiday traditions all over the world. PBT adds its own spin on the time and place with a turn-of-the-century setting incorporating Pittsburgh’s own landmarks, historical figures and personality. Each performance features a unique casting combination, giving regulars the chance to see a variety of dancers perform iconic roles like Marie, the Nephew, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.

Subscribers save 20% over single ticket prices and get first pick of prime seats. Build your own three, four or five ballet package todayPurchase single tickets here

Choreography & Staging: Terrence S. Orr
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Costumes & Scenic Design: Zack Brown
Lighting Design: Julie Duro 

*Visit the above link for more details on showtimes.

THE HUMANS @ O'Reilly Theater
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 11 @ 8:00 pm
THE HUMANS @ O'Reilly Theater | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

By Stephen Karam
Directed by Pamela Berlin

Winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play!

Brigid and Richard have moved into a shabby two-floor apartment in New York’s Chinatown just in time for Thanksgiving, and her family – mom, dad, sister and grandma – arrives from Scranton, PA to laugh, argue, and eat around the table. But also dished up are fears, real and imagined, experienced by many Americans dealing with life today. This uproarious comedy/serious drama is directed by Pamela Berlin (Clybourne ParkThe Diary of Anne FrankBetween Riverside and Crazy).

“As entertaining as it is honest.” – The New York Times
“A truly remarkable and exceptionally moving play.” – Chicago Tribune 
“The best Broadway show of 2016.” – Entertainment Weekly

Dec
7
Thu
The Nutcracker – 2017 @ Benedum Center
Dec 7 all-day
The Nutcracker – 2017 @ Benedum Center | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Pittsburgh’s Favorite Holiday Tradition

Complete with flurrying snow, a colossal Christmas tree and magic tricks galore, this holiday spectacular features over 100 dancers, 150 costumes and Tchaikovsky’s exultant score. Since its 1892 premiere, The Nutcracker has held a special place in holiday traditions all over the world. PBT adds its own spin on the time and place with a turn-of-the-century setting incorporating Pittsburgh’s own landmarks, historical figures and personality. Each performance features a unique casting combination, giving regulars the chance to see a variety of dancers perform iconic roles like Marie, the Nephew, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.

Subscribers save 20% over single ticket prices and get first pick of prime seats. Build your own three, four or five ballet package todayPurchase single tickets here

Choreography & Staging: Terrence S. Orr
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Costumes & Scenic Design: Zack Brown
Lighting Design: Julie Duro 

*Visit the above link for more details on showtimes.

Raising Their Voices: Children’s Resistance through Diary Writing and Song. @ University of Pittsburgh in the Frick Fine Arts Building
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm
Raising Their Voices: Children’s Resistance through Diary Writing and Song. @ University of Pittsburgh in the Frick Fine Arts Building  | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

The lecture will focus on the theme of children’s voices and creativity during the Holocaust as a form of resistance. The program is in partnership with the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Dwork is the Professor of Holocaust History at Clark University, currently serving as Scholar-in-Residence at the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

 

Tickets are also available to attend a private reception with Dr. Dwork at 6 p.m., also in the Frick Fine Arts Building. Tickets for the reception and lecture are $36; General Admission Tickets for the lecture only are $18, and free for students (with valid student ID) and Holocaust survivors.  Tickets can be purchased online at: https://jfedpgh.org/dwork-reception.

THE HUMANS @ O'Reilly Theater
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 12 @ 8:00 pm
THE HUMANS @ O'Reilly Theater | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

By Stephen Karam
Directed by Pamela Berlin

Winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play!

Brigid and Richard have moved into a shabby two-floor apartment in New York’s Chinatown just in time for Thanksgiving, and her family – mom, dad, sister and grandma – arrives from Scranton, PA to laugh, argue, and eat around the table. But also dished up are fears, real and imagined, experienced by many Americans dealing with life today. This uproarious comedy/serious drama is directed by Pamela Berlin (Clybourne ParkThe Diary of Anne FrankBetween Riverside and Crazy).

“As entertaining as it is honest.” – The New York Times
“A truly remarkable and exceptionally moving play.” – Chicago Tribune 
“The best Broadway show of 2016.” – Entertainment Weekly

Pittsburgh Improv Jam @ CABARET AT THEATER SQUARE
Dec 7 @ 9:30 pm

The Pittsburgh Improv Jam is a weekly comedy show hosted by City Paper “Best Local Comedy Troupe” 2017 honorees Well Known Strangers.

What is an Improv Jam? Experienced improvisers, eager beginners, and brave first-timers are placed on teams together to create improvised comedic scenes based on audience suggestions. You never know who’s going to come play at Pittsburgh Improv Jam; previous guest performers include TLC’s Paige Davis and the Second City Tour Company. Every Pittsburgh Improv Jam begins with a featured performance by Well Known Strangers or other local and touring comedy acts.

Don’t want to perform? Don’t sweat it! Audience tickets are only $3 cash the door or free with a downtown ticket stub from earlier that evening. The Backstage Bar serves drinks for improvisers and audience all night (Happy Hour til 11pm) and the show starts at 10pm.

Want to play? Welcome! Sign-ups begin at 9:30 in Backstage Bar, and the Jam is free for performers.

 

Late Night Cabaret Details

Tickets may be purchased at the host desk prior to the event.  We’re sorry, but advance purchase is not available for late night presentations.  Theater doors for Late Night shows open at 10PM, but you may arrive earlier and enjoy happy hour in the Backstage Bar.  Our online menu is available here.  If you have any questions, please call our host desk at 412-325-6769.

We offer free Late Night admission to ticket holders of any earlier Cultural District show – simply show your ticket stub from an earlier show to enjoy Late Night at no charge (same date only / select shows / based on seating availability).

21+ only admitted.

Dec
8
Fri
The Nutcracker – 2017 @ Benedum Center
Dec 8 all-day
The Nutcracker – 2017 @ Benedum Center | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Pittsburgh’s Favorite Holiday Tradition

Complete with flurrying snow, a colossal Christmas tree and magic tricks galore, this holiday spectacular features over 100 dancers, 150 costumes and Tchaikovsky’s exultant score. Since its 1892 premiere, The Nutcracker has held a special place in holiday traditions all over the world. PBT adds its own spin on the time and place with a turn-of-the-century setting incorporating Pittsburgh’s own landmarks, historical figures and personality. Each performance features a unique casting combination, giving regulars the chance to see a variety of dancers perform iconic roles like Marie, the Nephew, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.

Subscribers save 20% over single ticket prices and get first pick of prime seats. Build your own three, four or five ballet package todayPurchase single tickets here

Choreography & Staging: Terrence S. Orr
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Costumes & Scenic Design: Zack Brown
Lighting Design: Julie Duro 

*Visit the above link for more details on showtimes.

Sounds of the Season Holiday Concert @ Passavant Hospital Foundation Legacy Theatre
Dec 8 @ 5:30 pm

Come celebrate a festive evening at Passavant Hospital Foundation’s annual Sounds of the Season Holiday Concert featuring the Pine Creek Community Band on Friday, December 8, 2017 at Passavant Hospital Foundation Legacy Theatre at Cumberland Woods Village. The event begins at 5:30 PM, with a free reception open to the public featuring gift basket raffles, cookies and hot chocolate, and food provided by Texas Roadhouse and other local vendors. Individual tickets for the concert are available for $5 each. Call 412-748-6640 to reserve your tickets.

All proceeds from the Sounds of the Season concert will benefit the UPMC Passavant Nursing Education Fund.

THE HUMANS @ O'Reilly Theater
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm
THE HUMANS @ O'Reilly Theater | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

By Stephen Karam
Directed by Pamela Berlin

Winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play!

Brigid and Richard have moved into a shabby two-floor apartment in New York’s Chinatown just in time for Thanksgiving, and her family – mom, dad, sister and grandma – arrives from Scranton, PA to laugh, argue, and eat around the table. But also dished up are fears, real and imagined, experienced by many Americans dealing with life today. This uproarious comedy/serious drama is directed by Pamela Berlin (Clybourne ParkThe Diary of Anne FrankBetween Riverside and Crazy).

“As entertaining as it is honest.” – The New York Times
“A truly remarkable and exceptionally moving play.” – Chicago Tribune 
“The best Broadway show of 2016.” – Entertainment Weekly

Dec
9
Sat
The Nutcracker – 2017 @ Benedum Center
Dec 9 all-day
The Nutcracker – 2017 @ Benedum Center | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Pittsburgh’s Favorite Holiday Tradition

Complete with flurrying snow, a colossal Christmas tree and magic tricks galore, this holiday spectacular features over 100 dancers, 150 costumes and Tchaikovsky’s exultant score. Since its 1892 premiere, The Nutcracker has held a special place in holiday traditions all over the world. PBT adds its own spin on the time and place with a turn-of-the-century setting incorporating Pittsburgh’s own landmarks, historical figures and personality. Each performance features a unique casting combination, giving regulars the chance to see a variety of dancers perform iconic roles like Marie, the Nephew, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.

Subscribers save 20% over single ticket prices and get first pick of prime seats. Build your own three, four or five ballet package todayPurchase single tickets here

Choreography & Staging: Terrence S. Orr
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Costumes & Scenic Design: Zack Brown
Lighting Design: Julie Duro 

*Visit the above link for more details on showtimes.

THE HUMANS @ O'Reilly Theater
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm
THE HUMANS @ O'Reilly Theater | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

By Stephen Karam
Directed by Pamela Berlin

Winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play!

Brigid and Richard have moved into a shabby two-floor apartment in New York’s Chinatown just in time for Thanksgiving, and her family – mom, dad, sister and grandma – arrives from Scranton, PA to laugh, argue, and eat around the table. But also dished up are fears, real and imagined, experienced by many Americans dealing with life today. This uproarious comedy/serious drama is directed by Pamela Berlin (Clybourne ParkThe Diary of Anne FrankBetween Riverside and Crazy).

“As entertaining as it is honest.” – The New York Times
“A truly remarkable and exceptionally moving play.” – Chicago Tribune 
“The best Broadway show of 2016.” – Entertainment Weekly

Dec
10
Sun
The Nutcracker – 2017 @ Benedum Center
Dec 10 all-day
The Nutcracker – 2017 @ Benedum Center | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Pittsburgh’s Favorite Holiday Tradition

Complete with flurrying snow, a colossal Christmas tree and magic tricks galore, this holiday spectacular features over 100 dancers, 150 costumes and Tchaikovsky’s exultant score. Since its 1892 premiere, The Nutcracker has held a special place in holiday traditions all over the world. PBT adds its own spin on the time and place with a turn-of-the-century setting incorporating Pittsburgh’s own landmarks, historical figures and personality. Each performance features a unique casting combination, giving regulars the chance to see a variety of dancers perform iconic roles like Marie, the Nephew, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.

Subscribers save 20% over single ticket prices and get first pick of prime seats. Build your own three, four or five ballet package todayPurchase single tickets here

Choreography & Staging: Terrence S. Orr
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Costumes & Scenic Design: Zack Brown
Lighting Design: Julie Duro 

*Visit the above link for more details on showtimes.

THE HUMANS @ O'Reilly Theater
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm
THE HUMANS @ O'Reilly Theater | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

By Stephen Karam
Directed by Pamela Berlin

Winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play!

Brigid and Richard have moved into a shabby two-floor apartment in New York’s Chinatown just in time for Thanksgiving, and her family – mom, dad, sister and grandma – arrives from Scranton, PA to laugh, argue, and eat around the table. But also dished up are fears, real and imagined, experienced by many Americans dealing with life today. This uproarious comedy/serious drama is directed by Pamela Berlin (Clybourne ParkThe Diary of Anne FrankBetween Riverside and Crazy).

“As entertaining as it is honest.” – The New York Times
“A truly remarkable and exceptionally moving play.” – Chicago Tribune 
“The best Broadway show of 2016.” – Entertainment Weekly

Dec
11
Mon
The Nutcracker – 2017 @ Benedum Center
Dec 11 all-day
The Nutcracker – 2017 @ Benedum Center | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Pittsburgh’s Favorite Holiday Tradition

Complete with flurrying snow, a colossal Christmas tree and magic tricks galore, this holiday spectacular features over 100 dancers, 150 costumes and Tchaikovsky’s exultant score. Since its 1892 premiere, The Nutcracker has held a special place in holiday traditions all over the world. PBT adds its own spin on the time and place with a turn-of-the-century setting incorporating Pittsburgh’s own landmarks, historical figures and personality. Each performance features a unique casting combination, giving regulars the chance to see a variety of dancers perform iconic roles like Marie, the Nephew, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.

Subscribers save 20% over single ticket prices and get first pick of prime seats. Build your own three, four or five ballet package todayPurchase single tickets here

Choreography & Staging: Terrence S. Orr
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Costumes & Scenic Design: Zack Brown
Lighting Design: Julie Duro 

*Visit the above link for more details on showtimes.

Dec
12
Tue
The Nutcracker – 2017 @ Benedum Center
Dec 12 all-day
The Nutcracker – 2017 @ Benedum Center | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Pittsburgh’s Favorite Holiday Tradition

Complete with flurrying snow, a colossal Christmas tree and magic tricks galore, this holiday spectacular features over 100 dancers, 150 costumes and Tchaikovsky’s exultant score. Since its 1892 premiere, The Nutcracker has held a special place in holiday traditions all over the world. PBT adds its own spin on the time and place with a turn-of-the-century setting incorporating Pittsburgh’s own landmarks, historical figures and personality. Each performance features a unique casting combination, giving regulars the chance to see a variety of dancers perform iconic roles like Marie, the Nephew, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.

Subscribers save 20% over single ticket prices and get first pick of prime seats. Build your own three, four or five ballet package todayPurchase single tickets here

Choreography & Staging: Terrence S. Orr
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Costumes & Scenic Design: Zack Brown
Lighting Design: Julie Duro 

*Visit the above link for more details on showtimes.