Wednesday, December 5, 2018

December Preview of Events

Elf the Musical -December 26 to Dec 30, 2018-Heinz Hall



It’s a tradition in our house to watch the movie Elf  every Holiday Season. The musical based on the comedic movie, tells the story of Buddy who was raised by Santa  after he slipped into Santa’s bag one Christmas Eve. Buddy towers over Santa’s elves and does not have the knack for building toys but Buddy is full of Christmas spirit. He ventures to NYC in search of his real dad, finds love and spreads his infectious cheer through the city.

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Join me  from December 26 to 30, 2018 at Heinz Hall and believe just like Buddy, that the “best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear”. For tickets trustarts.org.

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Pittsburgh Public Theater- Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin -December 19-30, 2018 -O’Reilly Theater


In this play, Hershey Felder takes on the part of American composer, Irving Berlin, telling his story and playing his songs. Berlin has a long list of legendary compositions with a resume of 18 Broadway shows, 16 featured films, 232 top 10 hits and 10 number one hits.  This should be a night to meet the man behind the music.

Join me on December 19-30, 2018 for a night of  iconic music and a little singing along, as we get a   glimpse into the life of this composer.  For tickets go to ppt.org.

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Enjoy the Beginning of the New Year with the Magic of the Lights at Phipps Conservatory until Jan 6, 2018

 

 Holiday Season often involve that panic rush feeling "to get it all done.” We forget as my blog inspiration book, “Everything I Learned About Christmas, I Learned From A Little Golden Book”, reminds us that Christmas should be a “time of wonder, a time like no other time of the year.”   At Phipps Conservatory,  the beauty brings back the wonder of the season as you navigate through the 8 rooms of nature infused with lights, Christmas trees and  poinsettias,  as well as 6 permanent  botanical  gardens.

Join me for the last weekend to enjoy the magic of the lights and celebrate the beginning of the New Year at the Phipps. The lights  run until Jan 6, 2018.



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Musical Christmas Carol -December 7-27, 3018 -Byham Theater




Everyone knows the Charles Dickens story “A Christmas Carol”. It is a traditional Christmas tale of hope and second chances. This production  adds the musical sounds of the Pittsburgh CLO  to this beloved story  with characters Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim.


Join me  and kick off the Holiday Season with song and cheer from December 7-27, 2018 at the Byham Theater. For tickets go to pittsburghclo.org 

Blog Post here

A Magical Cirque Christmas-Pittsburgh Premier-December 13, 2018-Benedum


A Magical Cirque Christmas is a show of illusions, speed juggling, shoulder ballet, trapeze and more. This show also features the trapeze of Duo Transcend a finalist on the television show “America’s Got Talent”. This should be a night to kindle that spirit of Christmas with a sprinkle of amazement as they preform to favorite holiday music.

Join me for this Pittsburgh premier show, Magical Cirque Christmas, on December 13, 2018 at the Benedum Center. For tickets go to Trustarts.org
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Sean Jones: Suite for Flying Girls-December 12, 2018-August Wilson Center


I recently experienced the smooth sounds of trumpeter Sean Jones as he mastered the instrument during a night of jazz with the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra (Day 308- Liberations). Jones is back to perform a  show inspired by the images of freedom and hope in Peju Alatise’s sculpture Flying Girls, which is on exhibit at the Wilson Center. This should be an interesting collaboration of two art forms-music and physical art. 

Join me on December 12, 2018  at the August Wilson Center as trumpeter, Sean Jones, musically captures  the spirit of  Perje Alatise’s exhibit. For tickets go to trustarts.org or awc.org.

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