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Avenue Q

Presented by Alumni Theater Company

Fri-Sun, July 28-30

Come and experience life on Avenue Q, where your neighbors might be puppets but the struggle is real. As this group of twenty-somethings search for their life’s purpose, they learn that not everyone gets to bask in those A-OK sunny days. Sometimes you have to set aside your dreams and just focus on paying the rent. This incredible ATC cast dazzles with intricate harmonies, imaginative choreography, and hilarious characters as they present a complete and captivating portrait of the joys and trials of life in a black neighborhood.

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Macbeth

Presented by Urban Impact

Fri-Sun, August 4-13

Double, double, toil and trouble. Red smoke hangs and Starbucks bubbles.

Sinister predictions poison a war hero’s mind, as he and his wife do whatever it takes to achieve the power they think they’re due. What does it profit a man to gain the whole world, yet lose his soul? Just ask Macbeth.

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Big Fish

Presented by Front Porch Theatricals

Fri-Sun, August 18-27

Based on the 1998 novel by Daniel Wallace and the 2003 Tim Burton movie, Big Fish is a heartfelt, powerful, and truly magical musical about fathers, sons, and the stories that we use to define our identities. With spine-tinglingly beautiful music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, (Wild Party) and a funny, heartwarming book by John August, Big Fish is a magnificent “big fish” of a tale, itself. Spectacular, fantastical, and overflowing with love.

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CSA Social

Part of the CSA Performance Series

Monday, August 288PM

An exclusive event for CSA artists and shareholders featuring a gathering of CSA alumni and current Season 5 artists. Expect mini-performances, good food, and good friends.

The CSA 2017 – 2018 Season Includes

Clare Drobot and Nathan Zoob  |   John Petrucelli  |  Gene Thompson, Arvid Tomayko, and Ru Emmons  |  Carl Antonowicz  |  Double Blind Productions

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Six A Breast – The Absurd Life of Women

Presented by CORNINGWORKS

Wed-Sun, September 6-10

An evening of sharp irony and salient farce, a cascade of vaudevillian scenes.  Performed by 3 women, Six A Breast encapsulates the lunacy of all our lives, no matter the gender, but women . . . they got the “mother lode”  backwards and in heels.

Starring Beth Corning, Sally Rousse, Laurie Van Wieren with choreography by Beth Corning.

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In the Company of Ghosts

Presented by Frank Ferraro and Adrienne Wehr

Fri-Sun, September 22-24Friday - Saturday 8PM, Sunday Matinee at 2PM

What happens when we look in a mirror? Do we witness a reflection of our true selves or the sum of the ghosts that travel with us? Utilizing a range of disciplines to conjure their personal ghosts, veteran artists Frank Ferraro and Adrienne Wehr take us on a fearless journey of life on life’s terms.

“Radical vulnerability that surges forth into the souls of the audience. Frank and Adrienne bravely convey the full spectrum of what it means to be human. They hold nothing back.”
— Gina, audience member (workshop presentation)

Salon conversations with the artists to follow each performance in the lobby of the theater.

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Boundless

Presented by Texture Contemporary Ballet

Fri-Sun, September 29-October 1

The mission of Texture Contemporary Ballet is to create and present authentic and dynamic movement that is based in classical ballet.  Our artists express originality and passion through collaboration and performance, with the goal to inspire an appreciation of dance, and to captivate our audiences.

Texture Contemporary Ballet’s new season continues with Boundless.

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The Three Musketeers

Presented by The Jesters' Guild

Fri-Sun, October 13-15

Based on the timeless swashbuckler by Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers is a tale of heroism, treachery, and above all, honor. D’Artagnan and his sister Sabine set off for Paris in search of adventure. They quickly become entangled in adventures. Soon after reaching Paris, d’Artagnan encounters the greatest heroes of the day, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, the famous musketeers.

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Between Us and Grace

Part of the CSA Performance Series

Thursday, October 268PM

Stella is seventeen and ready for what’s next. Chafing at the confines of her increasingly strict religious upbringing, music has become her escape. She shares a too-small town with Jacky, a restless fellow songwriter. A chance meeting on a lonely Sunday night sets in motion a chain of events that will profoundly shift both of their lives. A workshop of a new play laced with music, Between Us and Grace is an exploration of creation, faith, and the price of inspiration.

Clare Drobot serves as director of New Play Development at City Theatre and prior to that worked as a dramaturg in New York and New Jersey. Her plays include The Bakken Formations (Ars Nova’s ANT FEST, composer Fritz Myers), Inktrap, Subprime, and Ways of Seeing.

Nathan Zoob is a singer/songwriter/guitarist who has worked as musical director for WYEP, WDVE, The Pittsburgh Blues Festival and the Randy Baumann Rambles. You can catch him solo on his debut EP, Curriculum Vitae, with Mark Dignam and the House of Song, or as a member of indie-rock darlings Wreck Loose. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.

About the CSA

The New Hazlett CSA, the first and only performance series of its kind, introduces you to the freshest, most original artists in the Pittsburgh area.  Since the seeds were first planted in 2013, the New Hazlett Theater CSA Performance Series has brought over 100 new and emerging artists to the stage. From dance to music, original plays to experimental animation, our CSA pushes the boundaries of performance at every show.

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Presence

Part of the CSA Performance Series

Thursday, December 78PM

Presence is the crossroads where jazz, classical, and electronic music meet. It is a unique musical meditation on place, space, and the human condition. John Petrucelli’s latest compositional endeavor combines three different musical genres into one original performance featuring a jazz quintet, a string quartet, and electronics.

About John

Described by All About Jazz as “a musician with a burning desire to explore,” John Petrucelli is an award-winning saxophonist and composer who has performed alongside internationally renowned artists such as Terence Blanchard, Geri Allen, and Victor Lewis. John received critical acclaim for his debut album The Way. John’s performances present an enthralling amalgam of technique, formal and rhythmic invention.

About the CSA

The New Hazlett CSA, the first and only performance series of its kind, introduces you to the freshest, most original artists in the Pittsburgh area.  Since the seeds were first planted in 2013, the New Hazlett Theater CSA Performance Series has brought over 100 new and emerging artists to the stage. From dance to music, original plays to experimental animation, our CSA pushes the boundaries of performance at every show.

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Apart From Me

Part of the CSA Performance Series

Thursday, February 88PM

Using a combination of touch sensors, soundscapes and wearable fabric sculptures, artists H. Gene Thompson, Arvid Tomayko, and Ru Emmons create a language around the push and pull of human connection.

Elastic wearables become membranes to resist and barriers to break, both joining and separating. The performers activate their environment with embedded sensors that control the soundscape, taking the audience on an abstract journey of language through touch and separation.

H. Gene Thompson’s work questions human connectivity through the exploration of wearable fabric sculptures, creating spaces that challenge social boundaries. Morphing wearables with movement, Thompson creates images that distort the state of stable consciousness.

Arvid Tomayko is an experimental musician and multimedia artist. Their unique auditory and visual experiences explore the intersection of electronic sound performance, process driven composition, and interactive installation.

Ru Emmons is a queer, nonbinary Pittsburgh native. For Emmons, movement is a way of reclaiming their scrambled body and inviting others to do the same.

About the CSA

The New Hazlett CSA, the first and only performance series of its kind, introduces you to the freshest, most original artists in the Pittsburgh area.  Since the seeds were first planted in 2013, the New Hazlett Theater CSA Performance Series has brought over 100 new and emerging artists to the stage. From dance to music, original plays to experimental animation, our CSA pushes the boundaries of performance at every show.

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Rushing Horizons

Presented by Texture Contemporary Ballet

Fri-Sun, March 23-25

The mission of Texture Contemporary Ballet is to create and present authentic and dynamic movement that is based in classical ballet.  Our artists express originality and passion through collaboration and performance, with the goal to inspire an appreciation of dance, and to captivate our audiences.

Texture Contemporary Ballet’s new season begins with Rushing Horizons.

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Büer’s Kiss

Part of the CSA Performance Series

Thursday, April 128PM

Felecia’s body betrays her. Her husband rejects her. Her society exiles her to a place where the beliefs are a mockery, but whose residents welcome her with open (albeit misshapen) arms. Her new life is stable enough, but things are not what they seem. A quiet war of belief is about to erupt, and Felecia will be forced to take sides. Büer’s Kiss is a multimedia comics experience featuring voice actors, foley effects, and projected images.

Carl Antonowicz is a cartoonist and performer based in Pittsburgh. He graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies in 2009 and has been steadily building a body of comics work based around his independent research into Medical History, Epidemiology, and the Medieval Period. You can read some of his comics online at http://cantocomics.wordpress.com

About the CSA

The New Hazlett CSA, the first and only performance series of its kind, introduces you to the freshest, most original artists in the Pittsburgh area.  Since the seeds were first planted in 2013, the New Hazlett Theater CSA Performance Series has brought over 100 new and emerging artists to the stage. From dance to music, original plays to experimental animation, our CSA pushes the boundaries of performance at every show.

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Escape Velocity

Escape Velocity

Thursday, May 318PM

Imagine a circus shaped entirely by the audience and one very unique deck of tarot cards. Escape Velocity tells the story of a soul trapped in limbo, revealed one draw at a time. What scripts have we been handed? What prisons do we construct for ourselves?  What is our capacity for resistance, rebellion, and rebirth?

Double Blind Productions is an interdisciplinary performance collective spanning Pittsburgh, Colorado, and New York. Double Blind currently consists of Amanda Hackman, John Hackman, Moriah Ella Mason, Angela Whalen, and Miles Wilder with guest collaborators the Bombyx Collective and O’Ryan the O’Mazing.

About the CSA

The New Hazlett CSA, the first and only performance series of its kind, introduces you to the freshest, most original artists in the Pittsburgh area.  Since the seeds were first planted in 2013, the New Hazlett Theater CSA Performance Series has brought over 100 new and emerging artists to the stage. From dance to music, original plays to experimental animation, our CSA pushes the boundaries of performance at every show.