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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 – GOD OF CARNAGE, Little Lake Theatre Company (10/17-11/2)


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The coming of the GOD OF CARNAGE is upon us – and Brian and Lonnie get a godly case of the giggles discussing this Tony Award-winning play by Yasmina Reza, now playing at Little Lake Theatre, directed by Sunny Disney Fitchett, and starring Gregory Caridi, Art DeConciliis, Mary Liz Meyer and Jennifer Sinatra.  If these… Read more »

Review – ROCKY HORROR SHOW, Brisbane Management Group (10/16-10/31)


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It’s that time of year again: Pumpkin flavored vodka and Rocky Horror.  ‘Burgh Vivant contributor Andy Coleman discusses a very original take on this cult classic, presented by Brisbane Management, and directed by Lisa Ann Goldsmith, with musical direction by Lisa Harrier.  We hope your leather dominatrix boots are made for walkin,’ because this particular… Read more »

Review – VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, City Theatre (10/12-11/3)


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By the end of this review, you will know these names and the order in which to say them!  Lonnie the Theater Lady gives her take on the 2013 Tony Award-winning play VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, by Christopher Durang, directed by Tracy Brigden, playing at City Theatre Oct. 12th – Nov. 3rd…. Read more »

REVIEW: “Accomplice” – Little Lake Theatre Company


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Who doesn’t love a good british murder farce?  Lonnie stops by the ‘Burgh Vivant bar to share her thoughts on “Accomplice,” the riotous comedy now playing at Little Lake Theatre.  She tries her best not to reveal any of the play’s many surprises, but dishes plenty on playwright Rupert Holmes.  “Accomplice” runs through Oct. 12th… Read more »

REVIEW: “Our Town,” Pittsburgh Public Theater


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Lonnie “the theater lady” shares her thoughts on “Our Town,” performing Sept 26 through Oct 27 at Pittsburgh Public Theatre, directed by Ted Pappas.  No single script has plagued Lonnie’s extensive theater-going history more than this well-known American classic.  Will the Public’s production change her tune?