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Myra (Joyce Miller) entertains Clifford (Arjun Kumar) while Sidney (Eric Leslie) assures himself that the new script Clifford has written is a killer play.

Of Greed and Grief, Little Lake’s ‘Deathtrap’ Slays with Laughter

‘Deathtrap’ offers as many twists and turns as a wire garrote.

Mike Webster’s Story Makes Snappy Good Drama at Pittsburgh Playwrights

’12:52 The Mike Webster Story’ contains everything that comes to play on a good Sunday in fall!

Performer Marcus Weiss turns a one-man show into an all-hands celebration in 'Every Brilliant Thing.' (Photo: Rocky Raco)

An Experiment in Emotional Energy: ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ at Kinetic 

Kinetic’s seriocomedy asks, can we take an upbeat approach in the face of life’s dark downsides?

A tight family of exceptional talent: Sal Bucci, Justin Borak, Chad Elder, Matthew Frontz, and Jenna Kantor command center stage.

It’s True Talent that Gives Front Porch’s ‘Falsettos’ Its Perfect Pitch

The dynamics of a progressive Jewish family finds a new footing in Finn and Lapine’s ‘Falsettos.’

King Charles (Cotter Smith) receives Prince William (Ryan Patrick Kearney) and Princess Katherine (Zoe Abuyuan) as Queen Camilla (Debra Gordon) looks on in PICT's 'King Charles III.'

PICT Classic Theatre Returns with Coronation Party and Powerful Staged Reading of ‘Charles III’

PICT begins journey back with timely ‘King Charles III.’

Alvin Ailey Dance Theater's 'Revelations' is one of the works that will be danced onstage at Benedum Center this month. (Photo: ©Paul Kolnik)

May 2023 Theater Guide: Look Out for What’s Inside (Onstage) This Month

Sometimes in theater it’s not the main character driving the story.

'We Don't Need Another Hero' unless it's PNC Broadway's 'Tina - The Tina Turner Musical.' (photo courtesy of the production and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust)

April 2023 Theater Guide: April Showers Our Stages with Diversity and Drama

Honor diversity. Discover the difference with these dramatic picks.

Manrico (Jonathan Burton) wages war with Counte di Luna (Lester Lynch) for the heart of Leonora ((Alexandra Loutsion.)

Pittsburgh Opera’s ‘Il Trovatore’: A Smashing Success, Let the Anvils Ring 

Love. If you can’t live with it, die for it.

A play with music, Once is a love story in which romance reverberates through song, not sex. Kate Queen and David Toole barely touch, but their chemistry is alive and alluring. (Photo: Matt Polk)

For the Love of the Irish, Look No More than PMT’s ‘Once’

When Irish eyes are smilin’—or blue—’Once’ is a musical that highlights both emotions with story and song.

Being in a marriage can be difficult at times, no more so than the six wives of Henry VIII. 'Six' the musical celebrates them as strong, independent women. (Photo: Joan Marcus)

March 2023 Theater Guide: On Mainstage in March, The Power of Passion

There’s something about Pittsburgh’s for fish fry’s… and its passion for good theater.

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