by Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant
Thursday, February 2, see “Groundhog Day” on Groundhog Day. See it at 7:00 and again at 9:00 and you can pretend you are also stuck in a time loop. It’s at the Arcade Comedy Theater, 811 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, click here.
Christmas isn’t quite over. There’s time for the Christmas feast…in “Twelfth Night,” a grand Shakespearean comedy. Come out and see Sir Toby Belch and his accomplices get the best of the egomaniacal Malvolio at the Pittsburgh Public Theater’s O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, click here.
Brother, Where for art thou?
Ann Talman’s “Woody’s Order” opens at the Rep, Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse. It’s the story of a bright non-verbal boy with cerebral palsy who conjures up a sibling. Soon, Ann is born. But Ann wants to be an actor and she must decide if she’s Broadway bound or her brother’s keeper. It’s a one woman show at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. For more information, click here.
Make a Coffee Date with an artist. On Saturday, February 4, you can grab a cup of joe with Christopher Meerdo. It’s a chance to ask the artist anything and it’s free if you’re a member of the MFer (that’s Mattress Factory member for short). It’s all at the Mattress Factory, 500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Become a member here.
Ring my Bell
I have a hunch, you might like this next musical. It’s Victor Hugo’s classic tale “Hunchback of Notre Dame” done by Disney. The Disney animated version with songs by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz hits the stage over at Byham Theater, 101 6th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, click here.