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 »
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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 »
While Off The Wall Theater was busy, Off the Wall Productions has been on hiatus. We are happy to announce that we will open our season on Oct. 25, 2013 with “The Zero Hour” , a play written by Madeleine George (Precious Little, City Theatre 2011) as a member of 13P Playwrights Collective. For more… Read more »
Get a peek inside Off The Wall, Pittsburgh’s Regional Theater Company! Artistic Director Virginia Wall Gruenert reveals the origins of Off The Wall Productions, and her inspirations as an actress and playwright. Impressed? Intrigued? See this dynamic company in action with its production of “The Zero Hour” by Madeleine George, directed by Robyne Parrish, Oct… Read more »
(PITTSBURGH, PA) – Quantum Theatre, known for its deep experimentation, produces the regional premiere of British playwright Jez Butterworth’s 2008 play Parlour Song, which originated on Broadway at the Atlantic Theatre Co. and London’s Almeida Theatre. Acclaimed (and Olivier Award-winning), its Broadway cast included Emily Mortimer. Critic Ben Brantley said, “Now this is adult entertainment…… Read more »
Rage of the Stage Players has its own special tassel on the edge of Pittsburgh fringe theatre, and this week Artistic Director James Michael Shoberg puts back a martini with host Brian Edward and reveals what special qualities set Rage apart from the rest. PLUS – get an inside look at the upcoming premiere of… Read more »
With a little help from their ‘friends’… PITTSBURGH –Brisbane Management Group (BMG) is proud to announce the launch of their company with its inaugural production of The Rocky Horror Show! With it’s interactive take on the cult classic, it is designed to push the envelope and take theatre to the next level. Today’s theatre… Read more »
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 »
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?
‘Burgh Vivant sponsored the post-show mingle for last night’s opening of the 2013 Pittsburgh New Works Festival at Off The Wall Theatre in Carnegie. Host Brian Edward, and contributors Mike Buzzelli and Lonnie Jantsch were on hand to party with the patrons and dish out exclusive ‘Burgh Vivant gift packages. Notable visitors included actor Bingo… Read more »