Tuesday, November 20, 2018

How About Dinner and Dickens

Dinner and Show
5:00 pm, December 6th and December 13th.

This delightful experience begins with a lovely tour of The Mansions on Fifth in Shadyside (5105 Fifth Avenue).  Partake in a splendid three course meal, accompanied by Alan Stanford reading one of his favorite passages from The Old Curiosity Shop. 

Dinner includes salad, entree choice of chicken, seafood, or vegetarian, and dessert (tax and service fee are included in the package). The evening concludes with the performance of PICT's Dickensian classic The Old Curiosity Shop at WQED's Fred Rogers Studio (4802 Fifth Avenue) at 7:30 pm. On-site parking is available at both locations.


 The More The Merrier

This package includes two adult tickets and two youth tickets (ages 18 & under) for a savings of $27 over single ticket pricing. This family experience makes an unforgettable gift!

Groups of 10 or more qualify for our special group rate ticket price, with a savings of 25% per ticket.  No additional fees apply. Gather your friends, family, students, book club, bridge club and join us this season!

GiveBig Pittsburgh - November 27th

Give Big Pittsburgh will raise money for local nonprofits through a single online donation platform, providing a simple way to connect donors to the charitable causes they care about most. This 24-hour online fundraising effort offers nonprofits the chance to raise funds to support their critical missions.  Find PICT's GiveBig profile HERE.https://www.givebigpittsburgh.com/organizations/pittsburgh-irish-and-classical-theatre-dba-pict-classic-theatre

Monday, November 19, 2018

Hear Ye, Hear Ye - Calling All Lords and Ladies!

Merry Madrigals at the Mansions
Thu Dec 20, 2018
6:00 PM Cocktail Hour, 7:00 PM Dinner
Mansions on Fifth, Pittsburgh, PA

Join Pittsburgh Festival Opera as they return to a time of elegance with a traditional English feast. Enjoy Flaming Figgy pudding, plenty of warm wassail, and Merry Madrigals sung while you dine. Raise your voices with us in traditional holiday music for a memorable evening of merriment.

Ticket price includes dinner, wassail, and valet service. Purchase a table of 8 at $600. Indicate vegetarian preference in RSVP.

RSVP by December 10th by calling 412-621-1499 or clicking the link below:


Carnegie Museums to Celebrate Museum Store Sunday, November 25

On Sunday, November 25, the stores at the four Carnegie Museums will join more than 900 other museum stores worldwide to celebrate the second annual Museum Store Sunday. Spearheaded by the Museum Store Association, Museum Store Sunday follows in the footsteps of other shopping holidays like Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, but with an emphasis on the inspired gifts and relaxed shopping experiences offered by museums.

 Museum store shoppers will receive 25% off eclectic museum merchandise—right in time for the holidays.

In honor of Museum Store Sunday, Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History, The Andy Warhol Museum, and Carnegie Science Center will offer a 25% discount on most store merchandise throughout the day. Shoppers can visit the stores with or without museum admission. Among the products they’ll find there are scarves, socks, and other wearable items that feature some of the museums’ most popular artworks and personalities—among them, Monet’s Water Lilies, Warhol’s cow print, Dippy the dinosaur, and Andy the robot—as well as one-of-a-kind decorative arts items for the home. Shoppers can expect the unexpected, too: from a Leonardo da Vinci watch that tells time backwards to an Andy Warhol coloring book.

“We’re so happy to once again participate in Museum Store Sunday, and encourage Pittsburghers to support their museums as they check off boxes on their holiday shopping lists,” said Lori Braszo, General Manager of Retail Operations for Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. “Our stores have inspired gifts for just about everyone—from toys that encourage a love of science and art, to sustainable products for adults made by local artists, including a beautiful selection of jewelry. And every product sold directly supports the museums.”

For more information, visit the local Museum Store Sunday event page on Facebook.

Sunday, November 18, 2018


Wednesday, December 19
Benedum Center
Get ready for some Rock, Blues and Soul, holiday-style! 

A BENEDUM CHRISTMAS - HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS is a celebration of the incredible talent and diversity of the Pittsburgh Music Scene. The showcase began at the Pittsburgh Winery as a way to bring people together for a good cause and an uplifting musical experience during the holiday season, when a lot of our friends and musicians came back home to Pittsburgh for the holidays. The concert quickly became a gathering of some of the best singers and musicians our city has to offer and a very hot ticket. 

The production is a musical journey through reinterpretations of holiday classics along with original songs by each artist that we all know and love. This very special show is sure to become your new favorite holiday tradition!

To Purchase Tickets:
Online at TrustArts.org
Call 412-456-6666
Box Office at Theater Square

Groups 10+ Call 412-471-6930

5 Giant Puppet-Making Workshops in Celebration of Highmark First Night Pittsburgh’s 25th Anniversary

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is excited to announce five upcoming giant puppet-making workshops in preparation for the 25-year anniversary of Highmark First Night Pittsburgh. Throughout November and December, at various locations around the city, aspiring artists and puppeteers of all ages will have the opportunity to design, build, and paper-mâché these magical, moving creatures.

The first workshop will take place at the Emmanuel Christian Church in Brighton Heights on November 30, from 6-9 p.m. Other times and locations throughout the city include the Falk School Lab (Dec. 8, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.), the Thelma Lovette YMCA (Dec. 9, 1-4 p.m.), the Father Ryan Arts Center in Mckees Rocks (Dec. 15, 10 A.M.-12 p.m.), and the Braddock Carnegie Library (Dec. 15, 1:30.-3:30 p.m.).

Puppets made at the workshops will be made based on the theme Black and Gold Turns Silver, in honor of the 25th anniversary, or “Silver Jubilee,” of Highmark First Night Pittsburgh. Artist, educator, and puppet maker Cheryl Capezzuti, who owns Studio Capuzzeti and is the Creative Director of the celebration’s signature Parade, will lead their creation. Capezzuti has been a part of the Parade for the past twenty years, and loves connecting with people as they make art for this wonderful Pittsburgh tradition.

“I see the Parade as a people-powered community art work that wouldn’t be complete without art made by the community,” Capezzuti said. “Coming to a workshop is the best way to get involved with the creative process of the Parade — so if you like to make things, we love having you there!”

Following the workshop, participants can sign up to carry the puppets in the Parade along Penn Avenue in the Cultural District. This year, people can also sign up to help operate three special Giant Puppet Dance Clubs — puppeteers will have a brief rehearsal before the event, and then dance in unison for the crowd.

The workshops are free and open to the public, but advance registration is recommended. To register for a workshop, visit TrustArts.org/FirstNightPGH or call 412-471-6079.



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2018 | 7:30 PM

This must-see holiday spectacular is for all ages! 

The show features your favorite Christmas music classics and the greatest entertainers from around the world, including Duo Transcend, finalists on ‘America’s Got Talent’

The producers of Broadway’s smash hit The Illusionists have brought together the world’s greatest entertainers for a spellbinding and incredible new holiday production – A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS.  This thrilling, festive, fun-for-the-whole-family holiday spectacular will make its Pittsburgh premiere on stage at the Benedum Center, 237 7th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, on Thursday, December 13, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. 

Tickets (starting at $33.25) are on sale now and available at the following official Pittsburgh Cultural Trust ticket sources: online at TrustArts.org, by calling Guest Services at 412-456-6666, or in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue. For groups of 10+ call 412-471-6930, or online at TrustArts.org/GroupSales

In A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS, experience the magic of Christmas with dazzling illusions and breathtaking cirque artists performing to all your favorite holiday music.  Be captivated by the mind-blowing talent of world-renowned magician Sebastian Nicolas, the fast and furious skill of speed juggler Roberto Carlos, the grace and precision of shoulder ballet acrobats Runfei Deng and Shilei Chen, the gravity-defying performance of husband and wife trapeze team Duo Transcend, finalists on this season’s “America’s Got Talent,” and much more!

A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS will be hosted by magician Paul Dabek, who will leave audiences in hysterics while introducing each act with mesmerizing, magical flair as he weaves and guides them through the unimaginable to the unbelievable.

As one of the UK’s top entertainers, Paul Dabek has performed across six continents, on the stages of London’s West End, and headlined his own show in Las Vegas.  An accomplished magician, comedian and actor, Paul’s skills have won him critical acclaim, while being named “a superb showman” by Time Out magazine. Both the Magic Circle and the International Brotherhood of Magicians have recognized Paul’s talent, naming him “Young Magician of the Year” and awarding him the British Shield.

Get into the spirit of the season with this merry treat that’s perfect for the entire family.

A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS is produced by Simon Painter, Tim Lawson and MagicSpace Entertainment.  Painter and Lawson have created Circus 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus, Le Grand Cirque, Le Noir, Cirque Adrenaline and The Illusionists in over 250 cities from London to Sydney to Broadway, as well as presenting A Chorus Line, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Fiddler on the Roof through Australia.  MagicSpace Entertainment is headed by Lee D. Marshall, Joe Marsh, John Ballard and Steve Boulay, and has been producing and presenting national tours, Broadway shows, concerts and museum exhibits worldwide for over 35 years. They have an office in Park City, Utah. www.magicspace.net.

Follow A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Celebrate the Holidays with Resonance Works!

Snow has started falling, the frost is nearly nipping, and the holidays are fast approaching!  Come ring in the season with A Joyous Sound! - December 7 in Upper St. Clair and December 9 in Shadyside.

This holiday celebration, inspired by and in tribute to the late Robert Page, features Vivaldi's Concerto for Four Violins, Finzi's In terra pax, and selections from Handel's Messiah, alongside heartwarming arrangements of beloved holiday classics, and of course, Page's A Joyous Sound! 

Get Tickets!

We are thrilled to feature soprano Lara Lynn McGill and baritone Daniel Teadt along with a quartet of violin soloists from our Resonance Chamber Orchestra: concertmaster Sandro Leal-Santiesteban, Dawn Posey, Anne Moskal, and Ashley Freeburn.

Bring the whole family for this holiday treat, which will be presented in under 90 minutes without intermission.  Plus there will be goodies from Sweet Bites Cookies for all to enjoy! 

Robert Page

Join us for A Joyous Sound in two beautiful locations!  On Friday December 7 at 8 pm, we give our first performance in the South Hills at Westminster Presbyterian Church.  (A mini-subscription is still available for this performance together with our March 24 performance of Bach's St John Passion.)  On Sunday December 9 at 3 pm, we return to Third Presbyterian Church in Shadyside.    

Save the Date for #GiveBigPittsburgh!

This Giving Tuesday, help Resonance Works win prize money from foundations and corporations while supporting our 2018-19 season, On the Shoulders of Giants! 

Unique. Artist-driven. Forged in Pittsburgh.

Resonance Works is a multi-modal, artist-led performing arts company that showcases an orchestra, chorus, vocal soloists, chamber musicians, staged opera, and musical theater -- often on the same program. Featuring repertoire that is championed by its artists and themes that resonate with the current climate, Resonance Works connects the arts to today's audience.

Read more about us!