Sights & Sounds – May 28

Published May 28, 2014 at 5:41 am (Updated May 22, 2014 at 7:02 pm)

Music & Lyrics

Christ United Methodist Church is hosting an evening of heavenly music 7 p.m. June 1 to include opera, musical theater, art songs, and sacred pieces. Zachary K. Marshall (tenor) and Stacey Brett Conner (soprano) will present the concert with accompaniment by Jennifer Zoellner Marshall. An offering will benefit the summer youth choir tour.

Lebo resident to appear in play

Helen Ruoti of Mt. Lebanon will appear in “Noises Off” May 29-June 29 at Pittsburgh Public Theater. Michael Frayn’s farce ends the theater’s Masterpiece Season. It is directed by Don Stephenson. “Noises Off” is written as a play within a play. Ruoti portrays Dotty/Mrs. Clackett in the play. For tickets, call 412-316-1600 or visit

Choir auditions

The Junior Mendelssohn Choir will hold auditions for the 2014 fall session from 4-8:30 p.m. May 29 at Third Presbyterian Church in Shadyside. For details, contact MaryColleen Seip at 724-263-5259 or visit

South Hills Chorale concert

The South Hills Chorale will perform its annual spring concert program 7:30 p.m. May 30 and 31 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair. A variety of choral works will delight audiences, with selections both traditional and contemporary. Tickets are $15 and are available by advance sale or at the door. Group rate sales are also available for parties of 10 or greater at $12 per ticket. Tickets may be purchased by calling Pat Moraytis at 412-221-9109. For details, visit

Summer music

The Metamorphosis Center in McMurray will host a summer music series from 2-3:30 p.m. the first Sunday of each month, June through September. Attendees will be able to listen to live music on the lawn at the center, or inside if it rains. The June 1 concert will feature Choro No Vinho. Cost is $10 per concert or $35 for the series of four. Children under age 14 are $5. The events are BYOB and light refreshments will be served. For details or to register, call 724-260-0797 or visit

Meadows entertainment

The Meadows Racetrack & Casino announces its entertainment line-up for May. All shows are free admission.

• Headliners (formerly Silks Lounge): 7 p.m. May 29, Jimbo – without the Soupbones (acoustic); 8 p.m. May 30, In the Mood (dance/variety); 8 p.m. May 31, Bon Journey (Journey/Bon Jovi tribute band)

• Tickets at $19.95-$29.95 are on sale now for the Oak Ridge Boys, 8 p.m. July 5.

Hollywood Theater

The historic Hollywood Theater of Dormont continues its Guest Programmer Series with chef Kevin Sousa, who has selected his favorite film to be viewed at 7 p.m. June 8 at the Hollywood Theater.

As a guest programmer, Sousa has chosen “The Big Lebowski,” the 1998 cult classic about a bowling slacker from the Coen brothers. And, of course, white Russians will be served. Tickets are $8 or $6 for seniors or students.

Sousa opened renowned spots like Salt of the Earth, Union Pig and Chicken and Station Street Hot Dogs.

Schedules are subject to change. Call the theater at 412-563-0368 or check the Hollywood’s Facebook page ( and website ( for updates. Unless noted, admission is $7/adults; $5/children under 12 and seniors.

Four Townsmen

Four Townsmen Show Band will entertain at Canonsburg’s Town Park on June 8. For a complete list of shows, visit

Theater events

The Heritage Players Acting Classes will present “Acting Out” a recital of skits and one-act play at 8 p.m. June 13 at the Seton Center, Brookline. Admission is free. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, visit or call 412-254-4633.

• The Heritage Players will present Arthur Miller’s classic drama “The Crucible” at 8 p.m. June 20, 21, 27 and 28 and at 2 p.m. June 22 and 29 at the Seton Center. Box office opens one half hour before curtain. Tickets are $12 at the door or online. Visit or phone 412-254-4633 for more information.

New exhibit at the ToonSeum

The ToonSeum, Pittsburgh’s museum of comic and cartoon art, is going retro with its latest exhibition, “Art-Bit: The 8-Bit Art of Victor Dandridge.” The exhibition features popular superheroes, television icons, celebrities and more, re-imagined as 8-bit characters. Notable characters such as Mario, Mega Man and Donkey Kong made their debut in the 8-bit era. This blocky pixilated style has become as iconic as the games themselves, and is currently playing a bit part in a digital pop art resurgence. This exhibition is sponsored by Schell Games and runs through July 6.

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