Pittsburgh Happenings: February 27-March 4

February has an extra day this year! Make sure you take advantage of this “found time” brought to you by Leap Year. Whether you choose to go out one the town on Thursday, or wait till the weekend to take in a brand new production, this week of events in Pittsburgh is something to remember. 

The cast of the book of mormon poses on stage at the end of a big number with Elder Price in a white button up, belting in the middle.
Photo courtesy of Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

The Book of Mormon

Benedum Center, February 27-March 3

The hit Broadway musical by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone comes to the Benedum Center for a week of passionate acting, catchy songs, and plenty of laughs. Follow Elder Price and Elder Cunningham as they head on their hilarious Mormon mission to Uganda.  

A group of visitors looks at an old, rundown trolley in the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum.
Photo courtesy of Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

Leap Day Soirée

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, February 29

Spend your extra Leap Year day at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum. Sample a wine and appetizer pairing menu from Atria’s, participate in leap day-themed activities, take a ride on the museum’s historic streetcar, and enjoy the rest of the usual exhibits and displays.

A piece of art features different colored pods with polka dots and little black and white striped creatures within.
Photo courtesy of Kelly Strayhorn Theater

Abolitionist Expressions: Let’s Get Free Permanent Collection

Kelly Strayhorn Theater, February 29-June 8

Head to the Kelly Strayhorn Theater to view their Let’s Get Free permanent collection, showcasing art made by people in prison as well as artists in solidarity from outside of prison. These chosen pieces chronicle the current moment of abolitionists through drawings, paintings, prints, cross-stitch, banners, and poetry. 

A group of dancers and acrobats in cultural ostumes dance and clap on stage as a dance leaps into the air, touching his toes in the middle.
Photo courtesy of The Tamburitzans

WQED and Tamburitzans Cultural Night

WQED Studio A, March 1

The Tamburitzans work to preserve and celebrate dances from the rich cultures of Pittsburgh. Join WQED in welcoming a performance of some of their most exciting numbers from the ensemble’s current show, Phoenix. Then, learn the traditional dances yourself, taste food from different countries of the world, and mingle with the cast members.

The two main actors of And Then They Came For Me hold hands in a practice for the production.
Photo courtesy of Prime Stage Theater

And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank

New Hazlett Center for Performing Arts, March 1-10

Prime Stage Theater company stages a new multimedia performance experience to tell the true life story of Eva Geiringer Schloss and Ed Silverberg. The production recounts the lives of these two childhood friends of Anne Frank and their experience surviving the Holocaust during World War II.

Story by Kylie Thomas

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