The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Actors perform in “Spring Awakening” presented by Pitt Stages at the Charity Randall Theatre.

Pitt Stages takes on youth, sexuality with ‘Spring Awakening’

By Daniella Levick, Senior Staff Writer April 9, 2024

The atmosphere in Charity Randall Theatre was electric with anticipation last Saturday as the audience waited for the opening notes of “Spring Awakening” to fill the packed theater. Set in late 19th-century...

Actors perform in “Grease” at the Byham Theater in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Musical Theater transports audiences to 1950s with ‘Grease’

By Nada Abdulaziz, Senior Staff Writer March 18, 2024

In the historic halls of Pittsburgh's Byham Theater, the air was alive with the iconic melodies and nostalgic charm of the 1950s. From March 7 to March 17, the venue became the vibrant stage for Pittsburgh...

Students perform in the Pitt Stages production of “That’s Not How I Remember It” in the Richard E. Rauh Studio Theatre.

Pitt Stages play ‘That’s Not How I Remember It’ finds comedy in memory and ‘80s nostalgia

By Daniella Levick, Staff Writer March 6, 2024

The Richard E. Rauh Studio Theatre swelled with laughter last Friday as it hosted the Pitt Stages production of “That’s Not How I Remember It.'' The one-act play, which ran from March 1 to March 3,...

Actors perform in Pitt Stages’ production of “Cheating Fate” written by Karim Chebli and Sara Abdo.

Pitt Stages brings the Lebanese human experience to Pittsburgh

By Sarah Pine, Staff Writer February 28, 2024

Amid political turmoil, economic crisis and social unrest, an explosion erupted in Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, causing over 200 deaths and injuring thousands more on Aug. 4, 2020.  This event serves...

“The Importance of Being Earnest” in Rauh Theatre.

Performance Collaborative stages Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

By Gabriela Herring, Staff Columnist February 4, 2024

Ten minutes before its scheduled start time, the Richard E. Rauh Studio Theatre’s middle section was already full for the opening night of “The Importance of Being Earnest.” Located in the basement...

Krishna Amin, sound designer/engineer and junior theatre arts and mathematics major, poses for a photo among stage lights.

Behind the curtains, stage crews make productions possible at Pitt Stages

By Abbie Kelly, Staff Writer January 31, 2024

Pitt’s theater program is a place for student creativity and talent to take center stage — but while the spotlights are focused up front, plenty of work goes on behind the scenes to make each production...

A poet performs at the poetry slam at Greer Cabaret Theater on Wednesday night.

Pittsburgh Poetry Collective hosts nine slam poets at the Greer Cabaret Theater

By Thomas Riley, Contributing Editor January 25, 2024

Nearly 100 attendees hid from the rain and enjoyed refreshments while listening to a lineup of local slam poets on Wednesday night in the lounge of the Greer Cabaret Theater in downtown Pittsburgh. The...

Actors perform “Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott” at the New Hazlett Center for Performing Arts on Saturday.

‘Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott’ play brings history alive for kids

By Tanya Babbar, Senior Staff Writer January 24, 2024

When audiences came to see the play “Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott” last Saturday at the New Hazlett Theater on the North Side, they saw a lot more than a recap of a familiar historical...

Austin James (Troy Bolton) and TyMariya Moss (Gabriella Montez) rehearse a scene in Randall Theatre on Saturday morning.

Photos: “We’re All in This Together” – 24-hour production of “High School Musical Jr.”

Musical Theatre Club at Pitt, Redeye Theatre Project, and USITT at Pitt joined forces to learn, rehearse and perform “High School Musical Jr.” in 24 hours.   Thursday: Auditions Before...

First National Touring Company of Mrs. Doubtfire.

‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ musical whisks audiences away on a comedic journey at the Benedum Center

By Nada Abdulaziz, Senior Staff Writer January 9, 2024

In downtown Pittsburgh's Benedum Center, anticipation crackled in the air as a sold-out theater brimmed with eager patrons ready for a three-hour escapade of laughter and seat-swinging delight. From...

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