GRAND & GLORIOUS GALA
Pittsburgh Opera presents a dazzling selection
of opera overtures, arias and ensembles
featuring tenor Carl Tanner (“Aida”), the vocal
powerhouse Angela Meade, and hometown
favorite and former resident artist Marianne
Cornetti. Music Director Antony Walker
conducts the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra
and Resident Artists.
benedum Center / 8 p.m.
tickets start at $12
A musical adventure about imagination and
following your dreams, Skippyjon Jones is
a kitten that pretends to be anything BUT a
cat. Based on the book by Judy Schachner,
“Skippyjon Jones” will be performed at regional
satellite locations Oct. 20–26.
Pittsburgh international Children’s theater
byham theater / 2 p.m. / $9.50; $11 at door
YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE!
MUSIC IS AWESOME!
Hit songs from the popular children’s TV show
are performed live on stage.
Pittsburgh Cultural trust, opus one
Productions and s2bn
benedum Center / 2 & 5 p.m.
tickets start at $27.75
A CHORUS LINE
The time-honored musical reveals the achingly
poignant ambitions of dancers auditioning for
a Broadway show and is a powerful metaphor
for human aspiration. The production features
Pittsburgh Musical Theater student actors and
the Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts
Pittsburgh musical theater
byham theater / tickets start at $15.75
Also october 24, 25, 26
SCARRIE! THE MUSICAL
Bricolage’s live comedy series in the style of
classic 1940s radio broadcasts kicks off the
season with a hilarious parody on the classic
Stephen King novel. Visit bricolagepgh.org to
purchase tickets or call 412-471-0999.
937 Liberty Avenue / 8 p.m. / $35
Also october 24, 25, 30, 31; november 1, 6, 7, 8
bny mELLon grAnD CLAssiCs:
Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor; Lorna McGhee,
PSO principal flute. McGhee solos on Nielsen’s
Flute Concerto, which was last heard by
PSO audiences in 1987. “In the Steppes of
Central Asia” paints a vivid picture musically,
showcasing the ecstasy of human creativity.
Excerpts from Grieg’s popular “Peer Gynt”
open the program.
Pittsburgh symphony orchestra / heinz hall
tickets start at $25 / Also october 26
Future Tenant’s annual 10-minute play festival
returns for its 11th installment featuring eight
Future tenant / 819 Penn Ave. / 7 p.m. / $10
Also october 25, 31; november 1
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY WITH
THE PBT ORCHESTRA
Awaken the senses with the fairytale splendor
of “The Sleeping Beauty.” Resting at the
pinnacle of classical ballet, good conquers
evil in the beloved story of Princess Aurora’s
enchanted slumber. Set to one of Tchaikovsky’s
most celebrated scores, the legendary
Rose Adagio scene ranks among the most
spellbinding sequences in classical ballet.
Pittsburgh ballet theatre
benedum Center / tickets start at $27
Also october 25, 26
Live music performance as part of the Music
Pittsburgh Cultural trust
sPACE, 812 Liberty Avenue / 8: 30 p.m. / $5
Leapin’ Lizards! One of the world’s best-loved
musicals, ANNIE includes unforgettable songs
such as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy
Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” and
the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”
PnC broadway Across America–Pittsburgh
benedum Center / tickets start at $23
Also october 29, 30, 31; november 1, 2
This high-energy, 17-piece Brazilian big band
is enthralling audiences worldwide with the
swinging, rhythmically infectious sounds
of “frevo,” a music genre from the joyful
carnival culture of Brazil. SpokFrevo Orquestra
pushes musical boundaries, threading
Brazilian traditions through compelling jazz
Cohen & grigsby trust Presents series
byham theater / 7: 30 p.m. / tickets start at $25
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
The top 10 finalists from the 11th season perform
popular routines, as well as original pieces
created especially for the nationwide tour.
trust guest Attractions
byham theater / 7: 30 p.m.
tickets start at $65.75
robErt morris univErsity PrEsEnts
thE Pittsburgh sPEAkErs sEriEs:
Gillard’s political career was crowned by her
service as Australia’s Prime Minister and leader
of the Australian Labor Party from 2010– 13. She
was the first woman to hold either position.
Gillard’s earlier political career included
numerous cabinet positions.
heinz hall / 8 p.m. / subscription only
bny mELLon grAnD CLAssiCs:
THE ISLE OF THE DEAD
Juraj Valcûha, conductor; Nicola Benedetti, violin;
Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh. The perfect
accompaniment for All Hallows Eve and All
Saints Day, Rachmaninoff’s “The Isle of the
Dead” is a haunting, brooding tone poem.
Nicola Benedetti performs Szymanowski’s
Concerto No. 1 for the first time in Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh symphony orchestra
heinz hall / tickets start at $25
Also november 1, 2
ARCADE COMEDY THEATER
Shows held every Friday and Saturday at
8 & 10 p.m. Visit arcadecomedytheater.com
or call 412-339-0608 for more information.
811 Liberty Avenue /
tickets start at $10; $5 for students
thE isLE oF