Last Minute Tickets in Pittsburgh: April 19-26

The allure of live performance is something magical. The collective gasp of an audience in a darkened theater, the infectious laughter rippling through a comedy club, the mesmerizing grace of a dancer, it’s all worth seeing. But sometimes life gets busy, and that coveted night out gets pushed aside. For those nights when you do get a little sliver of free time to go see a show, Pittsburgh has last minute tickets available to suit your needs. Whether you choose to head to Heinz Hall and see the symphony or check out a comedian at the Pittsburgh Improv theater, you’re sure to have a night out that doesn’t disappoint. So take that leap and press that “buy ticket” option before it’s too late. 

Company

Benedum Center, April 19-21

The hit musical from Stephen Sondheim, Company comes to life on the Benedum stage. It’s Bobbie’s 35th birthday and despite her zest to celebrate, all her friends keep asking her questions. Why isn’t she married yet? Why can’t she settle down? Follow her as she discovers what exactly is holding her back and just exactly what love is in the 21st century.

Million Dollar Quartet

Gargaro Theater, April 19-May 12

Back on December 4, 1956, musicians Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley sat down for a session at Sun Records in Memphis. This musical explores what happened that night and what became of one of the most famous jam sessions of all time. The musical also features hits from the artists such as “Blue Suede Shoes” and “Walk the Line.”

Jim Breuer: Survival With Laughter Tour

Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall, April 19

From Saturday Night Live and the film Half Baked!, comedian Jim Breuer brings his connective comedy stylings to Pittsburgh. Through his humor, Jim Bruer explores topics of marriage, relationships, loss, and much more about life. His goal is to leave the audience with a little bit of hope even with all the chaos in the world.

Cristela Alonzo

Pittsburgh Improv Theater, April 19-20

Cristela Alonzo’s comedy career has taken her through popular programs such as Conan, The View, Legally Brown, and her own stand-up specials. She brings a wit and feminine energy to the stage that keeps audiences’ attention. See her at the Pittsburgh Improv Theater for a show from the Latina queen of comedy.

Let’s RACH!: Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Piano Concerto

Heinz Hall, April 19-21

Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 is one of the biggest works in classical music. Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes transports you to the time the piece was made with passionate playing and accuracy. Then, hear Music Director Manfred Honeck conduct The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in the premiere of Liszt’s Dante Symphony.

Andy Warhol in Iran

City Theater Mainstage, April 20-May 12

In 1976, artist Andy Warhol travels to Iran to photograph the Shah’s wife with his famous Polaroid camera. But, what was thought to be a cultural excursion turns into a nightmare when a young Iranian radical gets involved. Find out what happens to Warhol in this play inspired by Warhol’s trip to Iran. 

Makom from Vertigo Dance Company

Byham Theater, April 20

For over 30 years, Vertigo Dance Company has been wowing audiences with their exciting movements and detailed dance stories. Their newest show Makom follows Noa Wertheim as she explores the bounds of existentialism. The dance leads through the lows of mental thinking before ending with a message of inspiration for the future.

Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons: The Last Encores

Heinz Hall, April 20

Don’t miss your chance to see Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons live in concert before the group slows their touring schedule. Hear famous hits like “Sherry” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” right from the man who created them and his ensemble. The show is celebration of not only Valli’s music but also of showmanship he has presented throughout the ages.

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Byham Theater, April 21

No matter what specials of Jimmy Carr’s you’ve seen, get ready for a brand new set with recently written  jokes and stories from this UK comedian. In celebration of his latest comedy special Natural Born Killers, premiering on Netflix April 16, Carr hopes to introduce you and your friends to his fresh humor. 

Willie Nile

City Winery, April 22

Get your rock ‘n’ roll gear ready for the coolest riffs and slicks by musician Willie Nile. After playing with The Who, Bruce Springsteen, and Ring Starr, he got inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame for this exceptional talent. Sit back and enjoy his retelling of over 30 years in the music industry through songs and stories.

Precision & Abandonment

Kelly Strayhorn Theater’s Alloy Studios, April 24

Move your body with Edisa Weeks in this interactive dance show for a sense of healing and understanding. This production works with subjects of falling, momentum, suspension, as well as with breath and structured improvisations. Audience members are encouraged to learn how to dance with ease while taking risks and creating new movements. 

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9

Heinz Hall, April 26-28

You’ve probably heard the reminiscent notes of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” but have you ever heard it live? Hear this powerful and emotionally charged symphony 200 years later accompanied by The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh. Plus, hear other selections chosen by conductor Manfred Honeck including “Ave Maria” by Bruckner.

Story by Kylie Thomas

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