Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

PROFESSIONAL THEATER [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

PROFESSIONAL THEATER [Derived Headline]

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PROFESSIONAL THEATER

The Andy Warhol Museum, 111 Sandusky St., North Side, 412-237- 8300, www.warhol.org. Off the Wall series imports avant-garde performance pieces.

City Theatre, 57 S. 13th St., South Side, 412-431-2489, www.citytheatrecompany.org. Pittsburgh's professional off-Broadway, with a concentration on new plays, staged in two theaters.

Jewish Theatre of Pittsburgh, Katz Performing Arts Center, Jewish Community Center, 5738 Darlington Road, Squirrel Hill, 412-394- 3353, www.jccpgh.org. Plays and small musicals using local pros.

Mountain Playhouse, Route 985, Jennerstown, 1-814-629-9201, www.mountainplayhouse.com. Traditional professional summer theater in a charming converted grist mill, plus full-service restaurant.

Palace Theatre, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg, 724-836-8000, www.palacetheatre.org. Hosts touring shows as well as semi-pro and community groups.

Pittsburgh CLO, Benedum Center, Seventh Street and Penn Avenue, Downtown, 412-456-6666, pittsburghclo.org. Presenting large-scale musicals, mainly in a nine-week summer season, for more than 50 years.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Benedum Center, Seventh Street and Penn Avenue, and Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, 412-456- 6666, www.pgharts.org. Co-produces PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series, also presents substantial variety of other touring attractions, large and small.

Pittsburgh International Children's Theater, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown; Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty; and various suburban high schools, 412-321-5520, www.pghkids.org. Imports top national children's companies, also a yearly children's festival.

Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial, Forbes Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard, Oakland (and other venues), 412- 394-3353, www.picttheatre.org. Concentrates on classical English plays and Irish plays of all periods, performing mainly in the summer; separate reading series.

Pittsburgh Musical Theater, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, and Charity Randall Theater, Forbes Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard, Oakland, 412-539-0900, ext. 232, or 412-456-6666, www.pittsburghmusicals.com. Affordable musicals for families using largely local professional casts.

Pittsburgh Playhouse of Point Park University, 222 Craft Ave., Oakland, 412-621-4445, www.ppc.edu. Three theaters, used primarily by Playhouse Repertory Co. and Point Park student companies, sometimes by other groups.

Pittsburgh Public Theater, O'Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown, 412-316-1600, www.ppt.org. Pittsburgh's flagship theater, mixing classics and modern plays with usually one musical a year; also summer Young Company production.

Playhouse Repertory Company, Pittsburgh Playhouse of Point Park University, 222 Craft Ave., Oakland, 412-621-4445, www.ppc.edu. Company anchored by Point Park faculty, doing plays often with a European flair.

Pittsburgh Symphony Society, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org. Co-produces PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh and presents occasional other touring attractions.

PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh, Benedum Center, Heinz Hall and Byham Theater, Downtown, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org. Big national tours, mainly musicals.

Quantum Theatre, various venues, 412-431-5314 or 412-394-3353, www.quantumtheatre.com. Eclectic mix of classics and modern international plays, usually done with a difference, always staged in unusual sites.

St. Vincent Theater, St. Vincent College campus, Route 30, Unity Township. 724-537-8900, www.stvincent.edu. Professional summer season.

Squonk Opera, various venues, 412-682-6030, www.squonkopera.com. Performance art band that stages eccentric texts with a high sense of design and showmanship.

Starlight Productions, various venues. 412-394-3353. Irregular; mainly classics.

Theatre Factory, 235 Cavitt Ave. …

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