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Stories Coming Together

Presented by Crisis Center North

Monday, November 276-9PM

Explore stories of the LGBTQA+ through words and art. Dr. Rachel Levine addresses violence affecting the LGBTQA+ community alongside “Where Love s Illegal,” an art exhibit by award-winning photographer Robin Hammond.

Stories Coming Together is free of charge and open to the public. Please RSVP at the ‘Buy Tickets’ link above. Onsite registration available.

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2017 Holiday Jam

Presented by Live: From Studio A

Sunday, December 37PM

When Hewlett and Anderson hosted their holiday special on Live from Studio A, their rock-and-roll holiday tributes were always afavorite. Now they bring that same spirit to the Holiday Jam.

The playlist continues their unique innovative renditions of holiday classics. The house band brings together old friends and Pittsburgh favorites and reunites musicians who appeared for years on the WQED program Live From Studio A.

Pete Hewlett – vocals, guitar
Lisa Bleil – vocals
Scott Anderson – keyboards, vocals
Eric DeFade – saxophone
Dave Brown – guitar
Brian Stahurski – bass
Joe Waslousky – drums
Benny Benack, Jr. – saxophone and clarinet
Joe Herndon – trumpet
Bob Matchett – trombone

Cello Fury and Maria Becoates-Bey are scheduled to appear as special guests.

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Presence

Part of the CSA Performance Series

Thursday, December 78PM

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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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Louis Hayes Quintet – Serenade for Horace

Presented by Kente Arts Alliance

Saturday, December 98PM

Jazz Drummer Louis Hayes was a teenager when he left his native Detroit to join legendary pianist and composer Horace Silver in New York. The stretch with Silver was a period of unsurpassed excellence for hard-bop, where Hayes remained at the center, even after leaving Silver’s band. For his latest project, Louis Hayes pays homage to his friend and mentor Horace Silver, with Serenade for Horace.

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A Lyrical Christmas Carol

Presented by Pittsburgh Musical Theater

Thu-Sun, December 14-17

On Christmas Eve, Scrooge sits in his house with not a kind word for anyone. He just wants to be left alone until the ‘humbug’ of Christmas is over. But four ghostly visitors-his former business partner—followed by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come—show him the error of his ways, and by the time Christmas Day dawns, Scrooge is a changed person. The entire family will enjoy this timeless classic peppered with your favorite Christmas carols.

For tickets call (412) 539-0900 ext 232

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Wise Ones: Their Journey to the King

Presented by Brown Chapel Heir Force

Tuesday, December 197-9:30PM

“It is a chilly night when a special secret meeting was called. These ‘wise ones’ were under the subjection of the Persian Empire. The group (though part of the Persian Royal Court) did not participate in the dark arts of the others. They had been influenced by Daniel and studied the scriptures. There they had discovered the writings that spoke of the one true God. And they had studied His ways, precepts and teachings.”

This fictional depiction of the adventures of the wise ones that travelled from the east to Jerusalem to worship the Christ child. The trip is filled with intrigue, danger, and victory. Original music and dance is a part of this family friendly event.

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The Rain Man Effect

Presented by Youth Advocate Programs

Wednesday, December 207PM

“The Rain Man Effect” is a documentary that explores a disorder that was largely given a first impression through the spectral of film. What resulted was an unrealistic and inaccurate understanding of the disorder as well as branded autism through stigmas, generalizations, and stereotypes. The impact has burdened those diagnosed with autism in many ways, perhaps most significantly in the realm of employment. The movie was fiction, but the effect is real…the time to advocate is now.

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The Sixth Annual Food Pantry Brunch Challenge

Presented by Northside Common Ministries

Saturday, January 2011AM - 1PM

Find out if 10 local chefs are up for the challenge. Can they make a brunch item from only the food typically distributed in a Community Food Pantry or Soup Kitchen? Enjoy delicious brunch treats and Salsa music provided by Gavas Beat all while helping to raise money for the Northside Community Food Pantry.

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Apart From Me

Part of the CSA Performance Series

Thursday, February 88PM

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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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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Presented by Prime Stage Theatre

Fri-Sun, March 9-18

By Dr. Maya Angelou | Directed by Monteze Freeland
Adapted for the stage by Myra Platt

The regional premiere adaptation brings to life Maya Angelou’s landmark memoir as she finds her voice, rises above the challenges of growing up black and female in the South during the 1930s, and learns to use her identity as a source of strength. Prime Stage honors the work of Dr. Angelou and others who use their voices to positively inspire others.

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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

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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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The Diary of Anne Frank

Presented by Prime Stage Theatre

Fri-Sun, May 4-13

By Anne Frank
By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman.
Definitive Edition 2016
Directed by Richard Keitel

The production of this timeless classic brings to life the spirit of a young girl, Anne Frank, as she voices her belief in a world caught up in conflict, prejudice, and confinement. “In spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.” Prime Stage honors Holocaust survivors, Righteous Gentiles, Rescuers and their families.

Sensory-Friendly Performance

May 12th at 1:00

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Escape Velocity

Part of the CSA Performance Series

Thursday, May 318PM

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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.