Sights & Sounds – July 17

Published Jul 17, 2013 at 7:20 am (Updated Jul 12, 2013 at 4:53 pm)

Whiskey Rebellion event

Woodville Plantation, Bridgeville, will hold a special weekend event July 20 and 21 to commemorate the anniversary of the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794.

Events will take place 3-6 p.m. July 20 and noon-5 p.m. July 21 at the living history museum.

On Saturday, Woodville and The Scott Conservancy will present the Fourth Annual Encampment and History Walk on Bower Hill, the site of the beginning of the Whiskey Rebellion. Interpreters will discuss and re-create the fateful events, and activities will include an encampment along the Tom the Tinker Trail, cooking demonstrations, musket firings and tactical demonstrations. At 3 p.m., a history walk will begin at the PA State Historical Marker on Bower Hill (near Kane Regional Center) and end at the Whiskey Point Trailhead. The walk covers approximately one mile. Topics covered include the Battle of Bower Hill, the participants of the battle and the Whiskey Rebellion. The walk is free and reservations are not required.

Sunday is Whiskey Rebellion Day, with interpreters portraying the troops as they make camp at Woodville to defended John Neville’s property. Learn what camp life was like and participate with the soldiers as they march and drill. Activities include battle reenactments, musket firing, music demonstrations, marching and ceremonial drills. Learn 18th century cooking techniques as Woodville’s cooks prepare dinner for the encamped troops. Visit with rebels encamped at the site and discuss the other side of the insurrection. Special admission price is $5 per person, and children under age 6 are free.

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The Old Schoolhouse Players will present “Annie” July 19-28 at the Mt. Pleasant Twp. Community Center. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. July 19, 20, 26, 27 and 3 p.m. July 21 and 28. For tickets, call 724-344-7467.

Solar Concert Series

The Sixth Annual Solar Concert Series – a project of SLB Radio Productions, Inc., the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and the New Hazlett Theater – will feature live music performances powered by a solar-energy sound system at Buhl Community Park at Allegheny Square, in front of the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Open to all ages, concerts take place from 12:15-1 p.m. Wednesdays in July and August.

Pittsburgh’s first green concert series will feature a diverse lineup of acoustic-based performances by emerging and established local musicians, including: The Squirrel Hillbillies (acoustic country and folk), July 24; Mark Dignam (original contemporary Irish and folk), July 31; The Josh & Gab Show (anti-bullying kid rock), Aug. 7; Members of Timbeleza (Brazilian batacuda drumming), Aug. 14; The Flow Band (reggae), Aug. 21; Crusic Percussion (percussion ensemble), Aug. 28.

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Meadows entertainment

The Meadows Racetrack & Casino announce its entertainment line-up for July with a mix of national and local performers. All shows are free admission.

• Silks Lounge – shows begin at 8 p.m.: Tony Janflone Jr. (variety/blues), July 19; No Bad JuJu (dance/variety), July 20; Smoke n Guns (Nashville chicks), July 26-27.

• Pacers Lounge: AJ Fresh and a country artist battle it out, 9 p.m. Fridays in July; AJ Fresh and his Fresh Girl-Club Music, 9 p.m. Saturdays in July.

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Jazz concert

3rd Street Gallery, Carnegie, presents Frank Cunimondo & Patricia Skala in concert at 3 p.m. July 21. The concert will combine jazz, salsa and Brazilian-style music. Cost is $15.

Free concert

Johnstonbaugh’s Music Centers, Bridgeville, will hold its Second Annual Ensemble Camp Concert at 7 p.m. July 27 at the Bridgeville Public Library.

The concert will feature the Woodwind Chamber Ensemble under the direction of Suzanne Levinson, and the Brass Ensemble under the direction of Ryan Wolf.

More than 40 elementary, middle and high school musicians from Chartiers Valley, South Fayette, Mt. Lebanon, Canon-McMillan, Carlynton, Upper St. Clair, West Allegheny, Keystone Oaks, West Jefferson Hills and St. Thomas More will perform.

The Woodwind Chamber Ensemble, consisting of two flutes and an oboe, will perform an eclectic mix of classical and modern popular music.

The Brass Ensemble will present Brass Camp: Los Bronces Latinos. Selections include music from “The Mask of Zorro,” hits by Carlos Santana, Latin tunes from Bernstein’s “West Side Story,” and Chick Correa’s jazz fusion piece, “La Fiesta.”

The concert is free and open to the public.

Hollywood Theater

The Hollywood Theater’s July schedule, includes the return of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight on July 27. This is a special 35 mm screening and will include the Junior Chamber of Commerce Players, Pittsburgh’s official Rocky Horror floorshow cast. Get tickets at Other events include:

• “Informant,” 7:30 p.m. July 18. Documentary.

• Breakfast and a Movie – “Rebel Without a Cause (1955),” 11 a.m. July 21. The light breakfast begins at 11 and the movie starts at 11:30. Tickets are $15 at the theater during regular operating hours and at Breakfast tickets must be purchased by July 18, or purchase movie tickets only for $7 at the door. “Rebel Without a Cause” screens again at 4 p.m. July 21, and it will be the Hollywood’s July Senior Movie Matinee showing at 2 p.m. July 25. Tickets for the senior matinee are $5 for all.

• “Broken,” 10 p.m. July 19; 9 p.m. July 29; 7 p.m. July 21. A brutal attack happens on a quiet avenue with a devastating impact on three families. The Sunday viewing is free to Hollywood Theater members.

• 48 Hour Film Project, 1 p.m. July 20 and 7 p.m. July 28. Both are $8 general admission, $6 students/kids/seniors.

• “The Artist and the Model,” 7:30 p.m. July 24. This new French-language Spanish drama takes place during the summer of 1943 in an occupied France.

Sign up at for a membership that costs $19 for a month or $49 for three months, for a savings off of the regular box office price, or pay the regular price of $7 at the door for any movie.

Call 412-563-0368 or check the Hollywood’s Facebook page ( and website ( for updates.

Musical auditions

Pittsburgh CLO will hold auditions for the staged reading of the new musical “Judge Jack Justice, The Trails of Love,” directed by Van Kaplan. Principal actors must be available Sept. 30-Oct. 5.

Needed are five actors who can sing well.

Auditioners can meet by appointment, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 27 at the CLO Academy. Callbacks will be made by July 28. Call or email to schedule an audition time. Auditioners should prepare two songs of their best material; one up-tempo and one ballad. Bring legible sheet music in the correct key. Applications can be downloaded from or picked up at the audition. Requests for an audition appointment should be emailed to

If email is not available, call 412-281-3973 ext. 234.

‘Fiddler on the Roof’

Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) South Campus Theatre presents the Tony award-winning musical “Fiddler on the Roof” at 8 p.m. Aug. 1-3 and 9-10. The production also includes a 2 p.m. matinee performance on Aug. 11.

Set in Tsarist Russia in the early 20th century, “Fiddler on the Roof” follows the compelling personal journey of a Jewish patriarch as he struggles to maintain his family ties and cultural and religious traditions amid an atmosphere of social upheaval and religious persecution.

Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or by calling 412-469-6219. The CCAC–South Campus Theatre is located at 1750 Clairton Road in West Mifflin.


The Heritage Players will hold auditions for the musical “Oliver!” at 7 p.m. Aug. 3 and 4 at the Schoolhouse Arts Center, Bethel Park. Seeking ages 10 and up. Must do cold readings from the script. Prepare a song of your choice. Performances will take place Oct. 11-13 and 18-20 at the Seton Center, Brookline.

The Heritage Players will present its annual “Summer Broadway Revue” at 7 p.m. Aug. 14 and 15 at the Castle Shannon Municipal Center. Admission is $5. Box office opens one half hour before curtain. For more information, call 412-254-4633 or visit

Relay’s Got Talent

Relay For Life of Peters Township will host Relay’s Got Talent from 3-5 p.m. Aug. 3 at Peters Township High School. Categories are vocal music, instrumental music and dance. There are three age groups: grades four-eight in the 2012-2013 school year, high school students and adults.

Judging will be by a panel of local celebrities and prizes will be awarded following the competition. Entry fee is $5, a donation to Relay For Life.

Deadline to enter is July 19 and any music tracks needed must be submitted by July 28. The theme is Carnival for Relay for Life of Peters Township and activities begin at noon Aug. 3 at the high school with an opening ceremony. There will be live music, carnival-style family-friendly games and festival foods.

The luminaria ceremony, which honors survivors and those who lost their battle with cancer, begins at 9 p.m. Luminaria may be purchased at the luminaria tent the day of the relay for $10. Pinwheels that can hold up to six names honoring or remembering someone affected by cancer are available in advance at the luminaria tent for $20.

For more information about the pinwheels or luminaria, contact Rita Reo at 724-263-9329. For those interested in forming a team for the relay, supporting a team, or who need more information about the teams or the talent show, call Margie Smith at 724-222-6911 or visit

Day trip

Mt. Lebanon Recreation Department will offer a trip to “Noah the Musical” at the Sight & Sound Theater in Lancaster on Oct. 12 for those 18 years of age and older.

Cost of $139 per person includes dinner, show and transportation.

Register by Aug. 26. Call 412-343-3409 for information.

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