Last Minute Tickets in Pittsburgh: February 22-27

The entertainment calendar in Pittsburgh is warming up as we move into the spring season. This next week in the city is packed with live performances in the form of concerts, Broadway musicals, children’s theater, dance numbers, and so much more. Check out a production from a local writer/performer or a national tour. Either way, you’ll be blown away by the talent that exists among us. 

Dragon Lady

O’Reilly Theater, February 22-25

Broadway star Sara Porkalob presents her latest comedy-musical about her family’s crazy and hilarious past. After Grandma Porkalob’s Filipino gangster family’s karaoke antics, you’ll never hear House of the Rising Sun or Gangsta’s Paradise the same way again. 

The Perfect Mate

Greer Cabaret Theater, February 22-March 17

What if you could have your perfect partner in every way…except for the fact that they’re a humanoid? Would it be pure love or terrible chaos? That’s what old-school romantic Joan Sweete is about to find out when she gets her perfect mate in this musical love story.

Oscar Nominated Shorts

Harris Theater, February 22-March 7

View all the Oscar-nominated short films in the comfort of the Harris Theater. Check back daily to see every category including animated, live action, and documentary films from filmmakers across the country. 

Proving Up

Bitz Opera Factory, February 23-25

Based on a short story by Karen Russell, 1870s Nebraska settlers endeavor to obtain the deed to the land they’ve settled by fulfilling the requirements of the Homestead Act. They face the challenges of obtaining five years of harvest, a sod house dwelling, and a strange glass window.

Beauty and the Beast

Benedum Center, February 23-25

The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre brings the Beauty and the Beast to the Pittsburgh stage. Watch Belle dance through the journey of discovering love for The Beast, in the company of magical forest creatures and a castle with a bewitching charm all its own. Tchaikovsky’s score is memorably lyrical. 

Fiddler on the Roof in Concert

Heinz Hall, February 23-25

Experience the music of Fiddler on the Roof played live by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. As an added treat, this presentation features John Williams’ Oscar-winning score adaptation featured in the 1971 film. The soundtrack blends Williams’ big, layered sound (think of the music he wrote for the Star Wars movies) with the melodies written for the original Broadway show by composer Jerry Bock in the mid 1960s. 

Rainbow Fish

Byham Theater, February 24

Take your children out to experience the culture of the theater in this stage-adaptation of the award-winning book Rainbow Fish. Your little ones will be amazed at the puppets and scenes that take the stage to tell this heartwarming story.

A Walk on the Wild Side

Heinz Hall, February 24

This family-friendly concert stars Fiddlesticks and his special friends, along with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Hear swans glide, kangaroos hop and elephants waltz in these melodies from Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals. Listen to one of the most delicious parts of the evening, Aquarium, here

Shakespeare Showcase of Finalists

O’Reilly Theater, February 26

Pittsburgh Public Theater showcases some of their best students in a selection of monologues by the king of theater, William Shakespere. You’ll even get to see students compete for Best Monologue and Best Scene in front of an esteemed panel of judges

The Book of Mormon

Benedum Center, February 27

The hit-broadway tour of The Book of Mormon is coming to bring you this comedy musical by the creators of South Park. Follow Elder Price and Elder Cunningham as they make their Mission Trip to Uganda and attempt to preach the word of God. This show won nine Tony Awards when it debuted, and it provokes riotous laughter night after night.

The Music of Pink Floyd: A Rock Symphony

Heinz Hall, February 27

Hear Pink Floyd’s music like you’ve never heard it before by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The evening will be led by vocalist Randy Jackson featuring a full rock ensemble and the orchestra as they play classics like The Dark Side of the Moon (1973) and The Wall (1979).

The Pat O’Donnell Group

The Greer Cabaret, February 27

Pat O’Donnell joined the Pittsburgh music scene in 2021 and has since performed with his quartet and sextet at Con Alma and Manchester Craftmen’s Guild. Now, he brings his latest jazz ensemble, The Pat O’Donnell Group to the Cultural District.

Story by Kylie Thomas

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