The Vivant Vault

Welcome to the ‘Burgh Vivant archives. Here you can scroll through years of features and commentary on Pittsburgh arts & culture. Or search by keyword for segments on a particular company, organization, artist, restaurant, event, or performance.

Review: WE ARE AMONG US, City Theatre


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“A masterpiece of intelligent theater,” is just one of the things Lonnie the Theater Lady is calling City Theatre’s production of WE ARE AMONG US, by Stephen Belber, performing through June 2, 2019. For tickets and more information, visit www.citytheatrecompany.org.

Review: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, Stage 62


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Stage 62’s THE 12th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is “totally enjoyable from start to finish.” Lonnie the Theater Lady spells it out for you tonight over cocktails on ‘Burgh Vivant. SPELLING BEE continues through May 19, 2019. For tickets and more information, visit www.stage62.org. 

Review: [BLANK], 12 Peers Theater


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[BLANK] – What is it? How is it? Lonnie the Theater Lady dishes on this and then some tonight on ‘Burgh Vivant. [BLANK] by Nassim Soleimanpour, is produced by 12 Peers Theater and performs at the Richard E. Rauh Studio Theater at the Cathedral of Learning through May 19, 2019. For tickets and more information,… Read more »

Review: TWELFTH NIGHT, Prime Stage Theatre


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Lonnie the Theater Lady sits down for a cocktail with ‘Burgh Vivant host Brian Edward to discuss Prime Stage Theatre’s production of William Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT, directed by Andy Kirtland. For tickets and more information, visit www.primestage.com.

Review: OLD MAN AND THE SEA, The Rep, Pittsburgh Playhouse


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Lonnie the Theatre Lady gives her take on THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA, produced by The REP at The Pittsburgh Playhouse, adapted by A.E. Hotchner and Tim Hotchner, based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway, and directed by Ronald Allan-Lindblom. See it at The Pittsburgh Playhouse through February 17, 2019. For tickets and more… Read more »

Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Off The Wall Productions


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“A great treat for the holiday season” – Tonight, ‘Burgh Vivants Lonnie the Theatre Lady and Brian Edward discuss the Dickens classic, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, performed by Mark Coffin, produced by Off The Wall Productions, at Carnegie Stage through December 15th, 2018. For tickets and more information, visit www.insideoffthewall.com  

JACOB EPSTEIN & CAROLINE LUCAS – PICT Classic Theatre


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TONIGHT: perspectives from two young actors at the beginning of their careers – Jacob Epstein and Caroline Lucas performing in PICT Classic Theatre’s production of THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP, directed and adapted for the stage from the writings of Charles Dickens by Alan Stanford, performing at WQED’s Fred Rogers Studio through December 15th, 2018.  For… Read more »

Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL, Little Lake Theatre


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It’s holiday cocktails with Lonnie The Theatre Lady and her thoughts on A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL, performing at Little Lake Theatre through December 15th, 2018. For more information, visit www.littlelake.org.