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Get Down and Dirty with Attack Theatre

Attack Theatre presents The Down & Dirty Dance Party on October 20th, 2017 at The Vault at Spirit Hall in Lawrenceville With signature flair, Attack Theatre is taking over Spirit Hall on October 20th, 2017 for a one-night-only extravaganza. The Down & Dirty Dance Party will feature exclusive Attack Theatre performances, an immersive light experience by Ian Brill, a cash bar, and four different… Read more »

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School to Host Audition for Intensive Summer Training Program

 PITTSBURGH, PA  –  Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School invites advanced ballet students to audition on Jan. 28, for its five-week Intensive Summer Program, an immersive training experience designed for students interested in pursuing careers in dance.   Registration opens at 1 p.m. and the audition starts promptly at 1:30 p.m. at PBT Studios, 2900 Liberty Avenue,… Read more »

JEZEBEL BEBBINGTON D’OPULENCE – Female Impersonator


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TONIGHT: cocktails with the divine Jezebel Bebbington D’Opulence, as she prepares for her starring role in the upcoming CORNINGWORKS dance production RIGHT OF WAY. Get the scoop on the show, how Jezebel got her start on the stage, and opening for Chaka Kahn! Listen to “The Full Martini” – the complete, unedited interview in audio… Read more »

KURTIS SPROWLS – Company Dancer, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre


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TONIGHT a visit to Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre for a chat and a few laughs with company dancer Kurtis Sprowls. Whats happening on stage this season? What’s the hardest thing about ballet? Is it too late for Brian Edward to make it as a professional dancer? Find out here! Listen to “The Full Martini” – the… Read more »

KAREN PRUNZIK – Broadway actress, dance instructor


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TONIGHT: It’s a star-studded ‘Burgh Vivant as host Brian Edward chats with Broadway veteran and dance instructor Karen Prunzik at her Pittsburgh studio. This evening, you’ll hear riveting tales of her Tony nomination, auditioning for Gower Champion, originating the role of Anytime Annie in 42ND STREET, and working with Ann Miller! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry,… Read more »

The Conservatory Dance Company announces 2015-2016 Season

PITTSBURGH – Point Park University’s Conservatory Dance Company announces the 2015-2016 season, which features pieces by Sonya Tayeh of ‘So You Think You Can Dance,’ all-male contemporary dance company MADBOOTS, and Artistic Director of the Washington Ballet, Septime Webre. This season will also feature the world premiere of an evening-length production called Five, conceived and… Read more »

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Presents Free “Ballet Under the Stars” at Hartwood Acres

PITTSBURGH, PA – Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre ushers in a new ballet season with an al fresco evening of picnicking, family fun and “Ballet Under the Stars” on Sunday, Aug. 16, at Hartwood Acres’ Middle Road Concert Area. “Ballet Under the Stars” begins at 5 p.m. with free family activities and a VIP dinner with the… Read more »

The “Buzz” from Buzzelli: Pittsburgh’s Top To-Do’s THIS WEEKEND (7/8 – 7/11)

by Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant   Here are the Top Five Things to do in Pittsburgh the weekend of July 8 to July 11   Hit the Silk! You can walk down the red carpet at a movie premiere this weekend at Silk Screen’s Asian Arts and Cultural Organization’s Red Carpet Gala. Celebrate their… Read more »

Memorial service set to celebrate life, career of Point Park dance professor Tassone

PITTSBURGH – Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts will celebrate the life and career of long-time dance Professor Ron Tassone, who died in February. He was 76. A commemoration service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 31, in the Rockwell Theatre at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave., in the city’s Oakland… Read more »

BETH CORNING – Dancer, Choreographer, Artistic Director, CORNINGWORKS


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The Post-Gazette named her one of The Top 50 Creative Forces in Pittsburgh, and tonight she’s sharing martinis and memories with ‘Burgh Vivant’s Brian Edward at the site of her latest work, The New Hazlett Theater. Dancer and Choreographer Beth Corning discusses the identity of CORNINGWORKS and the 40+ philosophy of THE GLUE FACTORY PROJECT…. Read more »