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Dog Loves Books
Sun, Nov 13 – Sun, Nov 20 Dog loves everything about books. After opening his own bookstore, Dog decides that the best way to sell books is to act out all kinds of fun stories for his customers–everything from dancing dinosaurs to funny fairytales! This delightful new musical, based on the New York Times best seller by Louise Yates, celebrates the power of the imagination and the satisfaction that comes from sharing books with others.
Age Recommendation: 3 – 10 years old All ages allowed. Children under two are free but require a lap pass ticket for entry.
Animals make reading fun! Thanks to Animal Friends and their PALS (Pet Assisted Literacy Services for their support of the November 13 performance of Dog Loves Books.
Pete the Cat
Sun, Jan 8 – Sun, Jan 15
Pete the Cat never loses his cool. Jimmy Biddle never strays from his routine. That is, until the groovy blue cat moves in with The Biddles. Can cat and boy ever be friends? When Jimmy draws a blank in art class, Pete proves to be the perfect pal to help Jimmy find his inspiration. Based on the popular series by Kimberly and James Dean, join Jimmy and Pete on a new musical adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus.
Age Recommendation: 3 – 9 years old All ages allowed. Children under 2 are free but require a lap pass ticket for entry.
Tue, Feb 14 – Sun, Feb 19
We galumph when we hop instead of walk, when we take the scenic route instead of the efficient one, when we are interested in means rather than in ends. We galumph when we create obstacles only to enjoy overcoming them. Combining stunning acrobatics, striking visual effects, physical comedy and inventive choreography, Galumpha brings to life a world of imagination, beauty, muscle and merriment. Three performers create a sensory feast of images ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime.
Age Recommendation: All Ages All ages are allowed. Children under 2 are free but require a lap pass ticket for entry.
Sun, Mar 5 – Sun, Mar 12
Unpredictable thrills, side-splitting comedy and daredevil stunts are the signature style of Circo Comedia starring the fantastic duo Jean Saucier & Patrick Cote from Montreal as they perform their distinctive style of humor, acrobatic tricks, daring feats, magic and eccentricity. Following in the tradition of the Quebec Circus, Jean Saucier, master equilibrist, juggler, trick cyclist, acrobat and magician performs his feats from dizzying heights while Patrick Cote, clown, expert roller skater and drummer, innocently tries his best to be the (imperfect) assistant. Delirously funny. Filled with unforgettable moments.
Age Recommendation: Best for All Ages All ages are allowed. Children under two are free but require a lap pass to enter.
Elephant & Piggie’s We Are In a Play!
Thu, May 18 – Sun, May 21
Elephant Gerald and Piggie sing and dance their way through plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense in Elephant & Piggie’s WE ARE IN A PLAY! This vaudevillian romp of a musical is based on Mo Willems’s beloved, award-winning, best-selling children’s books. Together, these best friends face fundamental questions like: What do you wear to a fancy pool costume party? Should you share your ice cream? And how can two friends play with one toy? Backed by the nutty backup singers The Squirrelles, the duo even gets the audience involved in the action. You’ll be doing the “Flippy Floppy Floory” dance all night long!
2016-2017 Children’s Theater Series locations
Performances take place in six locations surrounding the Pittsburgh area. The suburban locations are high schools and middle schools in the North, South, East, West and Butler areas. All City productions take place at the Byham Theater in the downtown Cultural District. Locations and times are subject to change. CITY Sundays 2 pmEAST Wednesdays 7 pmNORTH Thursdays 5:30 & 7:30 pmWEST Fridays 7 pmSOUTH Saturdays 11 am & 2 pm
BUTLER Tuesday 7 pm* Sundays 2pm
Dog Loves BooksNov. 13 Byham TheaterNov. 16 Penn Hills High SchoolNov. 17 Marshall Middle SchoolNov. 18 Cornell High SchoolNov. 19 Mt. Lebanon High School
Nov. 20 Seneca Valley Intermediate High School
Matinee at Byham Theater I Monday, November 14 at 10:15 amPete the CatJan. 8 Byham TheaterJan. 11 Penn Hills High SchoolJan. 12 Marshall Middle SchoolJan. 13 Cornell High SchoolJan. 14 Mt. Lebanon High School
Jan. 15 Seneca Valley Intermediate High School
Matinee at Byham Theater I Monday, January 9 at 10:15 am
GalumphaFeb. 19 Byham TheaterFeb. 15 Penn Hills High SchoolFeb. 16 Marshall Middle SchoolFeb. 17 Avonworth High SchoolFeb. 18 Mt. Lebanon High School
Feb. 14 Seneca Valley Senior High SchoolCirco ComediaMar. 5 Byham Theater
May 18-21 I All Performances in the Cultural District part of the EQT Children’s Theater Festival
Individual tickets ($12 at the door; $10.50 in advance) can be ordered online at www.TrustArts.org/kids, by calling 12-456-6666, or in person at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue. Group tickets can be ordered by calling 412-471-6930. Subscriptions and Flex Ticket Packages to the Pittsburgh Children’s Theater series are available by calling 412-456-1390.