The Vivant Vault

Reviews & Features

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.

‘Burgh Vivant’s growing network of contributors brings you their reviews and features of Pittsburgh’s cultural events, performances, restaurants, and more! See the video highlights here, or follow the links to “The Full Martini” for a fabulous full-length edition of each review, uncensored and uncut. Have a review of your own? Give us your critiques in the comments section!

Review: BOEING BOEING, Little Lake Theatre Company


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The Theater Lady is back tonight, serving up the dish on BOEING BOEING, the farce so nice, they named it twice, performing at Little Lake Theatre Company through August 3, 2019. For tickets and more information, visit www.littlelake.org 

Review: SCAPINO, Kinetic Theatre Company


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According to Lonnie the Theater Lady and ‘Burgh Vivant host Brian Edward, this Scapino is a Scapi-YES. SCAPINO, adapted by Jeffrey Binder, directed by Andrew Paul, continues through July 28, 2019. For tickets and more information, visit www.kinetictheatre.org 

Review: HEATHERS THE MUSICAL, The Theatre Factory


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‘Burgh Vivant host Brian Edward downs a martini with The Theater Lady and discusses HEATHERS THE MUSICAL, by Lawrence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy, based on the film written by Daniel Waters, directed by Matt Mlynarski, and performing at The Theatre Factory through July 21, 2019. For tickets and more information, visit www.thetheatrefactory.org

Review: OKLAHOMA!, Pittsburgh CLO


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Lonnie the Theater Lady is on ‘Burgh Vivant tonight with her thoughts on Pittsburgh CLO’s production of Oklahoma! performing through June 30, 2019. For tickets and more information, visit www.pittsburghclo.org

Review: IT HAD TO BE YOU, South Park Theatre


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TONIGHT: Host Brian Edward on IT HAD TO BE YOU, performing at South Park Theatre through June 22, 2019. For tickets and more information, visit southparktheatre.com 

Review: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Little Lake Theater


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Lonnie the Theater Lady and Brian Edward discuss the “fine treatment of Oscar Wilde” that is Little Lake Theater’s production of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, performing through June 22, 2019. For tickets and more information, visit www.littlelake.org.

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 »