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Bright Star

Presented by Front Porch Theatricals

Fri-Sun, May 17-268 PM Evenings; 2 PM Matinees

Inspired by a real event and featuring the Grammy-nominated score by Steven Martin and Edie Brickell, Broadway’s 2016 hit BRIGHT STAR tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier and author just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past – and what she finds transforms both of their lives. Propelled by an ensemble of musicians and dancers, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies and powerfully moving performances. BRIGHT STAR is an uplifting, humorous and emotional theatrical journey that holds you tight in its grasp, and is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful. Nominated for 5 Tony Awards (including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book), BRIGHT STAR is a welcome Pittsburgh premier!

For performance or ticket inquiries please contact Bruce Smith at (412) 551-4027 or Showclix at (888) 718-4253.

For information on accessible seating or assistive listening devices please contact Courtney at
412-320-4610 ext. 16 or courtney@newhazletttheater.org

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Her Holiness, The Winter Dog

Presented by New Hazlett as part of the Community Supported Art Performance Series

Thu-Fri, May 30-31

In a dystopian future, humans cause the extinction of nearly all animals and must use people to replace their sacred pets. To protect their status and religious values, three sisters hire a guardian of faith who dresses and lives as a dog. As their spiritual leader, the Winter Dog incites change— but not in the way they expect.

RECITAL PREVIEW

KAMRATŌN
A contemporary chamber ensemble that challenges the boundaries of performance and celebrates women as leaders in the arts. Commissioned by Kamratōn, the opera is composed by Curtis Rumrill and librettist Zachary Webber, and premieres under the musical direction of Daniel Curtis, by Kamratōn, Quince Ensemble, and Shana Simmons Dance.

For more information on accessible seating or assistive listening devices please contact Courtney at 412-320-4610 ext. 16 or courtney@newhazletttheater.org

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pearlPRESENTS Dance Festival

Presented by STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos

Mon-Sun, June 3-9

Featuring a dynamic line-up of national and Pittsburgh-based dance artists, pearlPRESENTS promises 7 days of dance performances and masterclasses. Check back for updates on performances and classes!

Performances by:
STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos (SPdp&SS)
Sidra Bell Dance New York (SBDNY)
slowdanger
Jasmine Hearn
Maree ReMalia
Island Moving Company
chitra.MOVES
Joy-Marie Thompson
and more!

For ticket inquiries please contact Kitoko Chargois at 412-545-3682 or by email at info@pearlartsstudios.com.

For more information on accessible seating or assistive listening devices please contact Courtney at 412-320-4610 ext. 16 or courtney@newhazletttheater.org

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Dinner at Eleven

to benefit the New Hazlett Theater

Tuesday, June 11*Eleven, 1150 Smallman St Pittsburgh, PA 15222*

Eleven is graciously hosting a five-course dinner with wine pairings to benefit the New Hazlett Theater. Join us for an evening of fine dining while supporting the arts.

Purchase online or mail a check to:

New Hazlett Theater
6 Allegheny Square East
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(note on the check if would like the vegetarian option)

By supporting the New Hazlett…
you’re giving artists a chance to grow, develop, and add their voices to the conversation. Your support gives emerging artists a place to be nurtured, to explore their work and present it in a professional setting. It exposes the Pittsburgh community to remarkable, thought-provoking works of art they can’t find anywhere else. With your support, we provide a collaborative environment that nurtures the most creative minds in town.

For questions please contact Anne Morgano at anne@newhazletttheater.org or by phone at 412.320.4610 ext 17

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A Letter Compiled From All Letters

Co-presented by the New Hazlett Theater

Thu-Sat, June 13-15

As tools for communication shift from pencil and paper to keyboard and screen and definitions for what is actual and virtual continue to blur, the creators for A Letter Compiled From All Letters consider connection and communication in a digital age. In this evening-length, contemporary dance work that merges live performance and video projection – wood, paper, pencil, devices, objects, text, movement, and sound all start to collapse and meld and affect each other as human bodies try to resist, succumb, absorb, utilize, control, and react to them all.

This project began with letter-writing. Collaborators Maree ReMalia (director/choreographer), Gigi Gatewood (multimedia artist), and Lillian Cho (performer) asked friends and acquaintances to write them letters sharing moments of significance and the impacts of digital communication in their lives. Aspects of the letters influenced early explorations in the creative process. Since these early stages, the work has evolved in unexpected ways.

The collaborative team works with cross-disciplinary cast members David BernaboJoseph HallMoriah Ella MasonJil Stifel, and understudy Sarah Friedlander. The artists feel into the physicality, pace, and content of analog letter writing alongside the fleeting communication that exists in virtual spaces. Live and recorded sound indicate spaciousness and fullness of time. The performers activate a mobile, wooden set designed by visual artist, Natalia Gomez and are costumed by designer, Emily Vallozzi.

This project is presented in partnership with New Hazlett Theater through a new pilot program aimed at helping artists who are shifting from emerging to established status. Funding for the A Letter Compiled From All Letters was provided by the A.W. Mellon Grant and Investing in Professional Artists Creative Development Grant of The Pittsburgh Foundation, Opportunity Fund, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (a state agency), The Heinz Endowments Small Arts Initiative, Amherst College Guest Artist Series, Kelly Strayhorn Theater Fresh Works Residency, PearlArts Studios PearlDiving Movement Residency and New Sun Rising donor, Courtney Harris.

For ticket inquiries please contact Anne Morgano at anne@newhazletttheater.org or by phone at 412-320-4610 ext 17.

For more information on accessible seating or assistive listening devices please contact Courtney at 412-320-4610 ext. 16 or courtney@newhazletttheater.org

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Fun Home

Presented by Front Porch Theatricals

Fri-Sat, August 16-24

When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison Bechdel dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her college years and growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. FUN HOME is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. An unforgettable and groundbreaking musical, FUN HOME explores the haunting pull of memory and the power it has to alternately destroy or shape, our identity. By Lisa Kron, Jeanine Tesori (Violet) and Alison Bechdel, this 2015 hit Broadway musical was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, winning 5, including Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book of a Musical.

For performance or ticket inquiries please contact Bruce Smith at (412) 551-4027 or Showclix at (888) 718-4253.

For information on accessible seating or assistive listening devices please contact Courtney at
412-320-4610 ext. 16 or courtney@newhazletttheater.org