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The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has been a blessing to my family. My boys have seen more plays then I can count. I assure you, I was not this cultured at their ages lol. One of the reasons, is because the Cultural Trust has made sure they have offered cheap tickets so that families can afford a night out.
With that being said, The EQT Bridge Theater Series and Children’s Theater Series has announced the 2019-2020 Season. Below is more information about each show.
EQT Bridge Theater
Walk Two Moons Fri, Nov 8 – Sat, Nov 9, 2019 – Byham Theater
National Players (USA) Based on Sharon Creech’s Newbery Medal-winning novel. While driving cross-country with her grandparents in search of her mother, 13-year-old Sal meets many eccentric characters. None more so than Phoebe – Sal’s best friend and the main character in the stories she tells to entertain her grandparents. Phoebe’s story bursts with wild conspiracy theories of her own missing mother, which helps Sal confront her own loss. But with a deadline looming, Sal might not make it in time to reunite with the one person she wants to find most. Follow National Players on their journey in this moving adaptation of the award-winning novel by Sharon Creech about family, identity, and coming-of-age.
Content Information: Recommended for ages 7+. This show features: acting, storytelling, family, loss, self-identity, conflict resolution, communication skills, coming-of-age.
Please Note: The performance time on Saturday, November 9th has changed and will now take place at 11:00am.
An Elephant In the Garden Fri, Jan 17 – Sat, Jan 18, 2020 – Byham Theater
Poonamallee Productions in association with Exeter Northcott Theatre
1945. Dresden, Germany. Two children and their mother flee falling bombs during World War II. They aren’t alone, though. An adorable elephant from the zoo named Marlene becomes an unlikely family member. Along the way, this extraordinary quartet of refugees meet a Canadian officer cowering in a barn, a school choir on the run and their Countess savior who is harboring them from the Nazis.
This story of family, elephant, friends and enemy-turned-ally illustrates the importance of love, resolve, and hope in wartime and anytime. Party based on a true story, an Elephant in the Garden is an adaptation from the best-selling novel by Michael Morpurgo, author of over 100 books including War Horse, Private Peaceful and Kensuke’s Kingdom.
Content Information: Recommended for ages 7+. This show features: acting, music, storytelling, humor, communication skills, conflict resolution. The theater will be darkened at times during the show. There are elements of surprise.
Pss Pss Fri, Apr 3 – Sat, Apr 4, 2020 – August Wilson Cultural Center
Compagnia Baccalà (Switzerland) Inventive, exciting, and ridiculous, this breathtaking duet of mishaps and acrobatics will have you laughing long after you leave the theatre. Inspired by physical comedy of silent film stars like Charlie Chaplin, Pss Pss is a timeless performance of enthralling physicality and delightful expressions. Winner of 15 international prizes, including the Cirque Du Soleil prize, you’ve never seen anything like this.
Content Information: Recommended for ages 8+. This Show features: acting, physical theater, humor, acrobatics, communication skills, conflict resolution. This show is played without traditional words. The theater will be darkened at times during the show. There are elements of surprise.
Emil and the Detectives Sat, May 16, 2020 – August Wilson Cultural Center
Slingsby Theatre Company (Australia) Never underestimate the determination of a child! Young Emil catches a train to visit family in the big city. Something valuable is stolen, but the thief soon discovers Emil was not such an easy target. A group of quick-thinking and resourceful children rallies around. Can a bunch of kids work together to uncover and outsmart the true criminal? Kästner’s 1929 novella is more than a ‘good romp’, it broke ground for the independent-children-versus-devious-adults story genre. Streetwise city kids, a hard-working single mother and Emil’s past brush with the law add grit and nuance to this satisfying tale. How do we find our friends in the world? How do we work together to defeat tricksters? In Slingsby’s signature intimate theatrical style, Emil and The Detectives is told by two skilled actors immersed in smoke and mirrors, miniature worlds and a cinematic score. Dark and light, intrigue and delight for audiences aged eight and upwards.
Content Information: Recommended for ages 7+. This show features: acting, adventure, mystery, physical theater, projection, animation, humor, acrobatics, puppetry, communication skills, conflict resolution, compassion, empathy, coming-of-age, teamwork. The show will begin with a hands-on immersive activity. The theater will be darkened during the show. There are elements of surprise and occasional loud noises.
Children’s Theater Series
Celebrate the 50th birthday of the Children’s Theater Series!
From outer space to the deep sea, this season your favorite characters and new friends will take you on a magical journey! The Children’s Theater series presents award-winning, professional theater for young audiences ages 3 and up.
It is easy for you to incorporate theater into your family’s schedule as most shows have performances Downtown and travel around the region for a performance in your town.
Children’s Theater Membership benefits, including exclusive meet-and-greets with performers and priority seating, begin at the $100 Partners Membership level. You and your family can play a role in bringing outstanding children’s programming to Pittsburgh
Judy Moody & Stink – Sun, Nov 17 – Sun, Nov 24, 2019
Based on the popular book series by Megan McDonald, be prepared to go on a hilarious adventure live on stage with Judy Moody and Stink, the dynamic sister and brother duo. As usual, Judy is in a mood. After seeing her classmate’s picture on the front page of the newspaper, Judy wants to be famous and sets off to find fame and happiness. All the while, Stink and his foul-smelling sneakers become a real distraction as he vies for the coveted Golden Clothespin Award. Judy Moody and Stink are the perfect pair for their imperfect capers that lead to fun, mystery, sibling rivalry, and, in the end, true friendship.
Content Information: This event is designated for younger audiences and is recommended for children and adults ages 3+. This show features: music, movement, acting, conflict resolution, communication skills.
The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System – Sun, Jan 5 – Sun, Jan 12, 2020
Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this new musical adaptation based of your favorite book series.
When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip! But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together.
Content Information: This event is designated for younger audiences and is recommended for children and adults ages 3+. This show features: music, acting, movement, science, communication skills, forgiveness, teamwork, science, space.
Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure – Sun, Feb 23, 2020 – Byham Theater
Erth Visual & Physical with Red Tail Entertainment
The creators of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live want to take your family on an all new adventure – this time to the bottom of the ocean. Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure is an immersive experience that invites you to jump in and explore unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago – and maybe live still today! Actors, technology, puppets, science and imagination come together to create an amazing visual experience that connects young audiences to the real science of paleontology.
Content Information: This event is designated for younger audiences and is recommended for children and adults ages 3+. This show features: steam connections, science, problem solving, hypotheses, investigation and exploration, puppetry, storytelling, music, movement. The show will be performed in a darkened theater and includes elements of surprise, unexpected noises, and large-scale/life-like puppets.
Diary of a Wombat Sun, Mar 22 – Sun, Mar 29, 2020
Monkey Baa Theatre Company Meet Mothball, the naughtiest wombat in Australia. Bored with her daily routine, Mothball goes in search of shelter and food, creating chaos in the lives of the humans around her. Doormats, bins and washing lines are no match for this mischievous marsupial. Between a packed schedule of scratching, sleeping and eating Mothball discovers that with a bit of persistence, humans are quite easily trained!
Based on the multi award-winning picture book, Diary of a Wombat by Australian Children’s Laureate, Jackie French and Bruce Whatley. Content Information: This event is designated for younger audiences and is recommended for children and adults ages 3+. This show features: puppets, live music, acting, creative thinking, sustainability. This show will be performed without words in a darkened theater and includes live music.
Doodle POP! Sat, May 16, 2020 – Byham Theater
The mischievous Doodle POP! duo invites you into the delightful doodling world! Join as they experience an exciting adventure in an ocean world they imagine and create while on stage. What will happen to them in this beautiful but scary watery world, as will they try to return a turtle doodle to the sea safely?
With live sound effects, stunning animation, and an abundance of theatrical imagination, this is a touching and exciting screen show for anyone ages 3+
Content Information: This event is designated for younger audiences and is recommended for children and adults ages 3+. This show features: music, acting, movement, audience participation, science, projection, animation, communication skills, teamwork. This show is mostly visual and is played with limited words. The theater will be darkened at times during the show.
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