Movies & Performing Arts

Review: The Pittsburgh Savoyards Inc.’s Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Yeoman of the Guard

Review: The Pittsburgh Savoyards Inc.'s Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Yeoman of the Guard

One hundred and thirty years after it opened at the Savoy Theater in London, The Pittsburgh Savoyards presented The Yeomen of the Guard at the Andrew Carnegie Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, PA. This production runs October 12-14 and 18-21. If you haven’t seen this work before, you may hear terms and phrases that are not heard in everyday English but that won’t prevent

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The Next 3 Days Review

The Next 3 Days, 2010 John Brennan, played by Russell Crow, decides to force his wife Lara, played by Elizabeth Banks, to escape from the Allegheny County Jail.  Lara had been convicted of murder and is looking at being locked up for life, only to find her community college professor husband step up and plan the biggest escape since Mrs. Soffel helped Ed Biddle bust out

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Striking Distance Movie Review

Striking Distance Movie Review

Striking Distance – A 2018 look at a 1993 Pittsburgh Action Thriller The majority of the filming of Striking Distance was done in Pittsburgh in 1992. With talent including Bruce Willis, Sarah Jessica Parker and Dennis Farina they had the star power to bring home a winner. Originally, the film was titled, Three Rivers, but was eventually changed to Striking Distance, so as to appeal

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Roommates

Roommates

When a 75-year-old man takes on the responsibility of raising his six-year-old grandson, you never think that Roommates, the 108-minute film you are about to watch, will take you 30 years into the future, showing the highs and lows that most families and some roommates experience. A few minutes into the film, you know by the tragedies that have occurred that this scared little boy

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Jack Reacher

Jack Reacher

Jack Reacher, the action thriller opens with the worst mass-murder to take place on Pittsburgh’s North Shore since the the English and French where battling over who owned this part of the world during the French and Indian war.  The opening carnage in this 2012 movie takes place along the Allegheny River, just outside of PNC Park. When the European powers went at it, there

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Flashdance (1983)

Flashdance (1983)

Before the talent and production company came to Pittsburgh to start filming Flashdance and after it was opened in theaters around the country, people who knew about these matters felt strongly that this film was going to be a flash in the pan.  The director, Adrian Lyne, turned the script down a couple of times before agreeing to work on this project.  When the film

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Van Gogh, Monet, Degas: The Mellon Collection of French Art at The Frick

Van Gogh, Monet, Degas: The Mellon Collection of French Art at The Frick

Buying art is the same thing as falling in love. ~Nohra Haime Thank goodness, Pittsburgh-born philanthropist Paul Mellon (1907-1999) and his wife, Rachel (Bunny) (1910-2014), fell in love with art many times, or we wouldn’t be enjoying the masterpieces now on display at The Frick Art Museum. From March 17 through July 8 2018, The Frick is exhibiting Van Gogh, Monet, Degas: The Mellon Collection

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The Theatre Awaits! Stage 62’s Production of Dogfight to Premiere May 10th in Pittsburgh

The Theatre Awaits! Stage 62’s Production of Dogfight to Premiere May 10th in Pittsburgh

  Whether you are a musical enthusiast, a theatre-lover or caught somewhere in between, Stage 62’s upcoming production of Dogfight is sure to astound audiences from every walk of life. This musical features the best of the best singers and theatrical performers from our very own city with music composed by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, the team responsible for the fantastic scores and soundtracks

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The Grand Duke Returns to Pittsburgh

The Grand Duke Returns to Pittsburgh

The mission of the PittsburghSavoyards is to present the works of the most successful musical theater team of all time, Gilbert and Sullivan. The Pittsburgh Savoyards have been on this mission for 80 years. They give theatergoers the opportunity to experience the most popular works of Gilbert and Sullivan as well as some of their less known and appreciated productions. On the 2nd of March

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The Marriage of Figaro

The Marriage of Figaro

On November 4, 2017, I entered the Benedum Center to experience Mozart’s comic opera, The Marriage of Figaro. It was opening night, and I arrived at the theater an hour before the opera began to take advantage of their free Pre-Opera Talk. I like the background information given in these presentations. The story in this work is timeless and the music beautiful, but unless you

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