Hotlist:  February 13, 2019

Pitt Night: The Great Gatsby
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Benedum Center 
Friday, February 15, 8 PM


Student/Faculty/Staff tickets start at $20.
Optional free transportation.  Transportation must be requested separately HEREJoin us for a free dessert reception and the extraordinary chance to meet the artists.


Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre tickets are available ONLINE ONLY. Click HERE for student and faculty/staff tickets to Pitt Night.


DO NOT MISS Pitt Night at the ballet!  Celebrate your Pitt Pride PLUS your love for the arts!


In the summer of 1922, a romance rekindles between two of the Long Island elite: married Daisy Buchanan and mysterious Jay Gatsby. Experience F. Scott Fitzgerald’s drama brought to life with fabulous dancing and an original score!

The Double-Threat Trio
Pittsburgh CLO
Greer Cabaret Theater
February 15 – April 28


Tickets start at $16
Pittsburgh Public Theater tickets are available ONLINE ONLY.  Click HERE to purchase discounted tickets and for more information.


To make it on Broadway, you gotta sing, dance AND act – in other words, you must be a triple-threat. In a city of triple-threats, Nina, Kenny, and Jamison are unemployable. Nina sings, but can’t act to save her life.  Kenny dances, but can’t sing a note.  And Jamison, a classically trained actor, can barely point his toes. But who needs reality when you’ve got a dream?  A world premier musical comedy about finding your friends and playing to your strengths.

Berlioz’s Damnation of Faust
Pittsburgh Symphony Pops
Heinz Hall
March 8-10

Tickets start at $20
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra tickets are available ONLINE ONLY.  Click HERE to purchase discounted tickets and for more information.


Manfred Honeck brings Hector Berlioz’s dramatic legend to life together with the full forces of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and an all-star cast of soloists.  Experience this dazzling display of larger-than-life musical drama!

ACRONYM – From Venice to Vienna
Renaissance & Baroque
Calvary Episcopal Church – 315 Shady Ave, Shadyside
March 23, 8 PM


$10 Student
$15 Faculty/Staff
Students can purchase the advance student tickets (normally $10) and use code Pitt Arts Student to get a $10 ticket with no fees and Faculty/Staff can purchase advance General Admission tickets (normally $30) and use code Pitt Arts Faculty to get $15 tickets with no fees.


Experience the music of this baroque string ensemble as they explore the crossover of 17th century musical styles between the masters of Venice and Vienna and the interpretation of these ideas by German and Austrian composers throughout Europe.

Glory Denied
Pittsburgh Opera
Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters
February 26, March 1 & 3


Students/Osher $25.50
Faculty/Staff $35.50
Pittsburgh Opera tickets are available ONLINE ONLY.  Click HERE to purchase discounted tickets and for more information.


Based on a book by Tom Philpott, Glory Denied tells the true story of Colonel Jim Thompson, America’s longest-held prisoner of war.  The opera deals not only with Thompson’s suffering in the jungle of southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, but also the tragic aftermath that followed his liberation.  Glory Denied is, above all, the story of an American family during one of our nation’s most turbulent eras.

Bon Debarras
Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society
Carnegie Lecture Hall – Oakland
March 2, 7:30 PM


Students $25
Faculty/Staff/OSHER $46
Click HERE to order tickets and for more information.


Bon Débarras unites the worlds of music, dance and poetry through a collaboration between Montreal artists Dominic Desrochers, Jean-François Dumas and Marie-Pierre Lecault. The group brings together a fusion of Quebecois folk music, traditional step-dancing and global influences, for a show that is full of fun and inventive energy.

The Gun Show
Quantum Theatre 
Various Venues
February 10 – February 28
(only these dates available – and no Saturdays)

Students $17
Faculty/Staff/OSHER $30
(weeks 1 & 2) and  $34 (weeks 3 & 4)

Discounted ticket order forms are available at the PITT ARTS office (907 William Pitt Union).
Ticket order deadline:  noon the Tuesday before
the performance.

Weeks 1 – 2: February 10 – 17: Carnegie Library, Homewood Branch, 7101 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Week 3: February 20 – 24: CCAC, Allegheny Campus, 808 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Week 4: February 27 – February 28: The Tull Family Theater, 418 Walnut Street, Sewickley, PA 15143

From a farming community in rural Oregon to the big cities of Los Angeles and New York, this thoughtful one-man play excavates the playwright’s own complicated relationship to gun culture.

Artful Wednesdays: Gena Y Pena Band
Wednesday, February 20
Nordy’s Place – Lower Level William Pitt Union
12-1 PM


Gena y Pena play music that will take you to Latin America and the Caribbean!  This sublime duet is comprised of Puerto Rico born Gena on vocals and percussion and Colombian-American Carlos Pena on guitar.


Free Lunch! No need to sign up, just show up and bring all your friends! Lunch is limited. Valid Pitt Oakland campus student ID required.


February 20:  Incidental Chamber Players
This will be the last Artful Wednesdays of the semester!