Last Minute Tickets in Pittsburgh: December 11-17

The adrenaline rush of doing something spontaneous is unbeatable. Maybe you decide to go see a movie by yourself on a weekday afternoon. Or you decide to take you and your significant other to dinner dressed in your fanciest outfits…followed by the ballet afterwards. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust hosts plenty of events and with so much happening, you could spend any moment you wish at the theater, enjoying a great show. Do something spontaneous with your day and purchase a last-minute ticket to any performance in Pittsburgh. You might just find your new favorite production. 

Fallen Leaves

Harris Theater, December 11-17

Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki presents his latest dark-comic romance to the city of Pittsburgh. Grocery clerk Ansa (Alma Pöysti) and construction laborer Holappa (Jussi Vatanen) take on the journey of their lives while running into each other along the way. They search for stability and happiness in a world that seems to be falling apart. 

A Very Yinzer Christmas

Benedum Center, December 11

Join 3WS Radio for a night of musical performances to ring in the holiday season by 25 local music icons. The event coincides with the release of the Christmas album A Very Yinzer Christmas Volume 1 which features many of the performers. Proceeds from the concert benefit Band Together Pittsburgh, a local organization that creates music programs for people on the autism spectrum.

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

City Theatre Mainstage, December 12-17

This one’s for all the book lovers out there. Dive into the world of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in this play by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, directed by Kyle Haden. Follow the Bennets, Darcys, and Bingleys, for a Christmas at Pemberly when an unexpected guest makes an appearance.

A Christmas Story: The Play

O’Reilly Theater, December 12-17

Back by popular demand, this holiday hit may just become your newest yuletide tradition as Ralphie Parker and company (leg lamp and all) make their triumphant return to the O’Reilly Theater stage. If you loved the movie, you’ll love the play just as much in this family-friendly comedy adventure. 

Straight No Chaser – Sleighin’ It Tour

Benedum Center, December 12 

Live out your Pitch Perfect dreams with this suave male acapella group. The nine men bring their magnificent voices together to create every bit of music with only their mouths. This isn’t your college acapella group, instead, it’s a symphony from some of the top vocalists in the world. 

Lynn Speakman Quintet

Greer Cabaret Theater, December 12

Local saxophonist and flautist Lynn Speakman brings her band together for a night of music and fun, all for free. Musicians James Moore, Joe Sheehan, Paul Thompson, and Tom Wendt join her on stage to present a chorus of jazz music. 

A Musical Christmas Carol

Byham Theater, December 15-17

This holiday tradition for the whole family takes high spirits and combines them with your favorite yuletide songs. Join Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and Tiny Tim for a true Christmas journey filled with special effects and plenty of charm.

Who’s Holiday!

Greer Cabaret Theater, December 13-17

This comedy holiday show inspired by The Grinch is for adults only so leave the kiddos at home and grab a group of friends. Cindy Lou is grown up now and is experiencing all the fun parts of adulthood, especially the drinking. You’re sure to leave with a belly full of laughter.

The Nutcracker

Benedum Center, December 15-17

We’re seeing visions of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Marie, and her Nutcracker Prince, dance in our heads. Don’t miss this holiday tradition for the city of Pittsburgh by the awe-inspiring dancers of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.

Highmark Holiday Pops

Heinz Hall, December 15-17

You can’t spell the most wonderful time of the year without Highmark Holiday Pops. Well, maybe you can. But it’s more fun to experience this musical Pittsburgh holiday tradition featuring all your favorite holiday songs.

Story by Kylie Thomas

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