Pittsburgh has a vibrant theatrical scene. While the big production companies often spring to mind first, there are many smaller theatrical companies in the area that stage first-class productions. Some are affiliated with their own theaters, while most take their show on the road and appear at different venues. Below are some noteworthy theatre companies in our area that help to make our area a cultural paradise.
Barebones Productions is a theatre company that strives to promote local theatre artists through the production of challenging and entertaining works. The company was founded in 2003. Currently, performances are staged at the Black Box in Braddock. For more information, visit: barebonesproductions.com/
Founded in 2004 by Joanna Lowe, Cup-a-Jo Productions is an artists’ collaborative dedicated to exploring new and established works. Performances are held at various locations. Learn more at: facebook.com/pg/cupajoprod/about/
Front Porch Theatricals
Described as a “boutique” professional musical theater company, Front Porch Theatricals also works to develop young talent. The company stages their performances as the New Hazlett Theater. To find out what’s on the performance schedule, visit: frontporchpgh.com/
New Horizon Theater
For more than two decades, New Horizon Theater has aimed to present entertaining, high-quality cultural events that reflect the African-American perspective. For more information on upcoming performances, visit: newhorizontheater.org/
For more than 75 years, the Pittsburgh Savoyards have been entertaining Pittsburgh audiences. The semiprofessional, community-based, non-profit theater company has dedicated itself to perpetuating the comic operas of Gilbert & Sullivan. Since 1993, productions have been held in the Andrew Carnegie Free Library Music Hall in Carnegie. To learn more, visit: pittsburghsavoyards.org
Stage 62 is the non-profit theater company in residence at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall in Carnegie, PA. What started in Bethel Park in 1962 (and yes, that’s where the name comes from!) as an adult education theater project turned into a thriving theater company that has produced shows continuously ever since. Learn more by visiting www.stage62.com
Quantum Theatre was established in 1990 and is a company of professional artists dedicated to producing sophisticated theatrical experiences in uncommon settings. Learn more about their upcoming season at: quantumtheatre.com.