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

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 »

VIRGINIA WALL GRUENERT – Artistic Director, Off The Wall Productions

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 »

Quantum Theatre to open the regional premiere of Parlour Song

(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 »

REVIEW: “Our Town,” Pittsburgh Public Theater

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?

On the Town: Pittsburgh New Works Festival 2013, Opening Night

‘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 »