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: THE FATHER, Kinetic Theatre Company


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High praise for Sam Tsoutsouvas and his portrayal of Andre in Kinetic Theatre Company’s production of THE FATHER, written by Florian Zeller, directed by Andrew Paul, and performing through September 23, 2018. For tickets and more information, visit www.kinetictheatre.org.

“Let it be known…”


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Let it be known: ‘Burgh Vivant has a “new” contributing reviewer. He owes it to culture!

Preview: Chatham Baroque, 2018/2019 Season

Take a look inside what Chatham Baroque has in store for its 2018/2019 Season with Andrew Fouts, violinist and Artistic Director. The season kicks off with Vivaldi’s FOUR SEASONS on September 21st, 2018, and reaches its finale in 2019 with Battles and Ballets – with a Spanish Christmas and Cupid’s Harp in between! PULS –… Read more »

Review: MEN ARE FROM MARS WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE!, Pittsburgh CLO


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Men may be from Mars, and women may be from Venus, but in this segment, they both enjoy a good cocktail and talking theater. It’s a “pleasant evening, filled with laughter” at Pittsburgh CLO’s MEN ARE FROM MARS WOMEN ARE FOM VENUS LIVE!, performing through October 14th. For tickets and more information, visit www.pittsburghclo.org. 

Review: LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, Little Lake Theatre


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The sun is shining and so is Lonnie the Theatre Lady over Little Lake Theatre’s production of LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, directed by Sara Barbisch with music direction by Holly Jones, performing through September 15th, 2018. For tickets and more information, visit www.littlelake.org.

Review: GREY GARDENS, Front Porch Theatricals


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“Everything works” in Front Porch Theatricals’ latest production, GREY GARDENS the musical, directed by Robyne Parrish, playing at The New Hazlett Theater through August 26th, 2018. Get Lonnie the Theatre Lady’s take on the experience here tonight on ‘Burgh Vivant. For tickets and more information, visit www.frontporchpgh.com. Photos by Deana Muro. 

Review: THE INSPECTOR GENERAL, Throughline Theatre Company


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Inspect THIS: Lonnie The Theatre Lady takes time out of her busy theatre-going schedule to sit down for a cocktail and discuss Throughline Theatre’s production of Nikolai Gogol’s THE INSPECTOR GENERAL, directed by Connor McCanlus, performing at Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater through August 18th. For tickets and more information, visit www.throughlinetheatre.org

Review: STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Little Lake Theatre


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Buzzelli’s got the buzz on STEEL MAGNOLIAS, written by Robert Harling, directed by Lora Oxenreiter, performing at Little Lake Theatre through August 18th, 2018.  For tickets and more information, visit www.littlelake.org.  

QUINTIN KITTLE – Architect, AIA


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Tonight on ‘Burgh Vivant, get a glimpse inside the profession that’s making Pittsburgh beautiful through good design with architect Quintin Kittle. Learn more and stay informed at www.aiapgh.org