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: UBU ROI, Throughline Theatre Company


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“Wild, wacky, crazy, loud, fast-paced, silly, and sometimes a little crude” are just a few words with which Lonnie The Theatre Lady describes Throughline Theatre Company’s production of UBU ROI, by Alfred Jarry, directed by Shannon Knapp, performing through June 30th, 2018. For tickets and more information, visit www.throughlinetheatre.org  

Review: NOMAD MOTEL, City Theatre


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Tonight it’s Lonnie The Theatre Lady on City Theatre’s production of NOMAD MOTEL, written by Carla Ching, directed by Bart DeLorenzo. See it through June 3rd, 2018. Tickets and more information at www.citytheatrecompany.org

Review: A FLEA IN HER EAR, Little Lake Theatre


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A farce is afoot as Lonnie The Theatre Lady recounts A FLEA IN HER EAR at Little Lake Theatre, adapted by Greg Leaming from the play by Georges Feydeau, directed by Jonathan Wilson, performing through May 26th, 2018. For tickets and more information, visit www.littlelake.org  

Review: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, Prime Stage Theatre


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Tonight, Lonnie The Theatre Lady recounts THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, produced by Prime Stage Theatre, playing at The New Hazlett Theater through May 13th, 2018. For tickets and more information, visit www.primestage.com  

BECKI TOTH – Actor, Vocalist, Educator


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TONIGHT: the dynamic and hilarious Becki Toth talks about her upcoming role in Front Porch Theatricals’ A NEW BRAIN, accordion lessons, and growing up farm-style. See A NEW BRAIN May 18 through 27 at the New Hazlett theater. For tickets and more information, visit www.frontporchpgh.com  

Review: THE WHITE CHIP, City Theatre


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“It would be fun to see even more than once.” Lonnie The Theatre Lady is mending a broken hand and medicating with champagne – but it hasn’t stopped her from getting out and seeing some of the finest theatrical performances Pittsburgh has to offer. Tonight “via satellite” she talks about City Theatre’s production of THE… Read more »

SHANNON JENNINGS – Soprano, Pittsburgh Opera


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TONIGHT: Soprano, Shannon Jennings on her role as Giannetta in Pittsburgh Opera’s production of Gaetano Donizetti’s ELIXIR OF LOVE. Just what is this intriguing elixir? What’s in it? And what would you put in yours? This and more tonight on ‘Burgh Vivant! See Pittsburgh Opera’s ELIXIR OF LOVE, April 21, 24, 27 and 29, 2018… Read more »

SEAN PANIKKAR – Tenor, Pittsburgh Opera


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Ahoy! Tonight, ‘Burgh Vivant is with Tenor Sean Panikkar on the set of Pittsburgh Opera’s production of MOBY DICK, by Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer, performing March 17, 20, 23 & 25, 2018. For tickets and more information, visit www.pittsburghopera.org 

Review: INSIDE PASSAGE, Quantum Theatre


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Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli takes you through the experience that is Quantum Theatre’s production of INSIDE PASSAGE, by Gab Cody, directed by Sam Turich, performing through March 25th, 2018. For tickets and more information, visit www.quantumtheatre.com 

DAVID WHALEN – Actor, HOLMES AND WATSON, Kinetic Theatre


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David Whalen, one of Pittsburgh’s most beloved stage performers, returns to the Steel City to portray a character he’s come to know very well: Sherlock Holmes. See David play the great detective once again in HOLMES AND WATSON, by Jeffrey Hatcher, directed by Andrew Paul, performing at the New Hazlett Theater through March 3rd, 2018…. Read more »