Sights & Sounds

Published May 7, 2014 at 4:54 am (Updated May 5, 2014 at 11:52 am)


Pittsburgh Public Theater’s Masterpiece Season continues with George Bernard Shaw’s sparkling comedy, “Candida.” Directed by Ted Pappas, “Candida” runs through May 18 at the O’Reilly Theater in the Cultural District.

In “Candida,” Reverend Morell is a socialist reformer and his intelligent wife, Candida, manages their London vicarage. When idealistic young poet Eugent Marchbanks visits, he is infatuated with the beautiful Candida and hopes to disrupt the couple’s domestic order. In this romantic tug of war, she must decide what love really means.

For tickets, call 412-316-1600 or visit

‘Lucky Stiff’

The Old Schoolhouse Players “Broadway in the Country” will present the musical “Lucky Stiff” in the Bud Allison Memorial auditorium in the Mt. Pleasant Twp. Community Center, Hickory.

Directed by Marcus Muzopappa with musical direction by Ruth Ann Fox, “Lucky Stiff” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. May 9, 16 and 17, with a 3 p.m. matinee May 10 and 18.

Reservations are recommended. Call 724-344-7567 for tickets or more information or visit

• The Old Schoolhouse Players will be holding auditions for its summer musical “Jeckyl and Hyde” from 6-8 p.m. May 11 at the theater located in the Mt. Pleasant Township Community Center, Hickory. Those auditioning should be prepared to sing 16 bars of music and there could be cold reading from the script. Musical Director Ruth Ann Fox will provide accompaniment.

Hollywood Theater

The historic Hollywood Theater of Dormont continues its Guest Programmer Series with actress Gillian Jacobs, who has selected her favorite films to be viewed on May 16 at the Hollywood Theater.

Jacobs has chosen “Gardens of the Night,” a 2008 drama the actress starred in with John Malkovich, which will screen at 7:30 p.m., and “Vagabond,” a 1985 French drama about a young women whose final weeks of life are traced after she’s found frozen in a ditch, which screens at 10 p.m. Tickets are $8 or $6 for seniors or students.

A Mt. Lebanon native, Jacobs is a regular on the NBC hit sitcom “Community,” and continues to build her film resume with titles like “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World,” “Bad Milo!” and “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.”

For updates, call 412-563-0368 or check the Hollywood’s Facebook page ( and Unless noted, admission is $7/adults; $5/children under 12 and seniors.

Free concert

Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra will present Dmitri’s 10th at 4 p.m. May 17 at Heinz Hall.

The concert is free but tickets are required for admission. To download free tickets, visit

PopUp event

Bright Night: A Larimer Light Festival, a PopUp Event hosted by Leadership Development Initiative XXI, a program of Leadership Pittsburgh Inc., will take place May 17 on Larimer Avenue between Auburn and Meadow streets.

Activities will begin at 6 p.m. with a Laser Light Show following at 8:30 p.m.

The event will feature Pittsburgh Car Club’s top line up of cars, Interactive STEM exhibits from Carnegie Library, gourmet tacos from Pittsburgh Taco Truck, free food samples from Pittsburgh Food Revolution, live local musical entertainment and Larimer “Entryway” installation

For more information, visit

Jazz Gallery Tour

The Lee Robinson Trio will perform 7-10 p.m. May 24 at the Panza Gallery, located on Sedgwick Street, Millvale.

Tickets are $10. For more information, call 412-821-0959 or visit

Townsmen show

Four Townsmen Show Band will entertain at the All Saints Greek Orthodox Church’s Spring Fling in McMurray on May 10. They will alsp perform at Canonsburg’s Town Park on June 8.

For a complete list of shows, visit

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