Hotlist:  April 17, 2019

Craig Harris Septet – Brown Butterfly
Kente Arts Alliance
Kelly Strayhorn Theater
May 4, 8 PM

Tickets $35 available HERE or Dorsey’s Record Shop, Homewood


When Craig Harris exploded onto the jazz scene in 1976, he brought the entire history of the jazz trombone with him. In this Pittsburgh performance, Craig and his septet perform Brown Butterfly, a multi-media work based on the movement of Muhammad Ali — expressed in video, dance, and music.

The Heiress
PICT Classic Theatre
WQED Studios
Now through April 27 (limited dates)


$15 Student
$35 Faculty/Staff/OSHER
You can order tickets directly online by clicking HERE.  Use Discount Code PITTOSHER35 for OSHER Students; PITT35 for Pitt Faculty/Staff and PITT15 for Students.


Desperate to find love, Catherine, a wealthy woman in 1850’s New York City, is pursued by an attractive, debonair, but penniless bachelor. She believes this is her chance to find love and happiness, while her controlling father believes the man is simply after her inheritance. Adapted from Henry James’ great novel, Washington Square!

Beethoven’s Ninth
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Heinz Hall
June 6-9


Student tickets start at $15.50
Faculty/staff tickets start at $19.09
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra tickets are available
ClickHEREto purchase discounted tickets and for more information.


A not-to-be-missed concert experience!  Manfred Honeck leads the PSO, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and a superstar cast of soloists in Beethoven’s uplifting and monumental Ninth Symphony with its “Ode to Joy”. The concert begins with a world premiere performance of American composer Jonathan Leshnoff’s Double Concerto for Clarinet and Bassoon, featuring the extraordinary talents of Principal Clarinet Michael Rusinek and Principal Bassoon Nancy Goeres.

The Burdens
City Theatre
Now through May 12

$15 Students
$27 Faculty/Staff/OSHER

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Siblings Mordy and Jane communicate like proper millennials: primarily through text messages loaded with sarcasm. Their lives flailing on opposite coasts, they hatch a plan to relieve their mother of the burden of Zad-Zad, their particularly prickly grandfather. A world premiere dark comedy for the digital age, The Burdens explores pop culture, connection, and the value of actual face time.

Don Pasquale
Pittsburgh Opera
Benedum Center
April 27 & 30, May 3 & 5


Students/Osher $11.00, $22.50 & $35.50
Faculty/Staff $21.00, $30.50 & $45.50
Pittsburgh Opera tickets are available ONLINE ONLY.  Click HERE to purchase discounted tickets and for more information.

In this Donizetti comic opera, here set in 1950’s Hollywood, Don Pasquale attempts to arrange a marriage between his nephew Ernesto and a “proper” girl. However, Ernesto is in love with the young widow Norina. With the help of their friend Dr. Malatesta, Ernesto and Norina set out to trick Don Pasquale into letting them marry after all.

Spamilton: An American Parody
Pittsburgh CLO
Greer Cabaret Theater
May 16 – August 25

Tickets start at $16
.  Pittsburgh CLO tickets are available ONLINE ONLY.  Click HERE for discounted tickets and more information.


Don’t miss this side-splitting parody from the comic mastermind behind the long-running hit Forbidden Broadway. After tearing it up in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, Spamilton: An American Parody will stage a singing, dancing, comedy revolution in Pittsburgh for a limited time only!

On Trial
Pitt Stages
Richard E. Rauh Studio Theatre – Cathedral of Learning basement
April 18-21

Tickets may be reserved HERE or by calling 412-624-7529.


A child is dead, a baby girl – and her mother is standing trial for infanticide. Set in 1960’s Catholic Ireland, On Trial follows the tragic life of Maura Cassidy, an unmarried single mother. Told through testimonies and flashbacks, this controversial courtroom drama questions where guilt and blame lie in a world of oppression, prejudice, and hypocrisy. This special addition to Pitt Stages’ current season is the North American premiere of a modern Irish classic.


Co-sponsored by The European Studies Center, and the Provost’s Year of PittGlobal.  The April 19, 20 and 21 productions will feature post-show discussion panels with local scholars.

The Sleeping Beauty with the PBT Orchestra
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Benedum Center
May 10-12

$16 – $82 Student/OSHER
$22 – $85 Faculty/Staff
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre tickets are available ONLINE ONLYClick HERE to purchase discounted tickets and for more information.

The Sleeping Beauty ranks among the great story ballets — a tour de force of classical choreography and fairy-tale charm driven by a magnificent Tchaikovsky score. The tale comes to life with storybook scenery, glittering costumes and pristine choreography, which many consider the gold standard for classical technique.