Thursday, October 7, 2010

Pittsburgh International Children's Theater Opens 2010-2011 Season

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Diana Roth
(412) 471-8717

Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater 41st Family Series opens the 2010-2011 Season with Theatreworks USA in Duck for President, Fancy Nancy and Other Story Books

October 17-24, 2010

Six performance locations in the Pittsburgh area

PITTSBURGH, PA: Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater, a division of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, is proud to present the 41st family series season with the opening performance of Theatreworks USA’s all-new musical revue featuring six mini-musicals based on best-selling children’s books: “Fancy Nancy,” “Duck for President,” “Babymouse: The Musical,” “I Have To Go!,” “Leonardo-The Terrible Monster,” and “Pirates Don’t Change Diapers.”

Performance locations, dates, times include City: Byham Theater, October 17, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. and student matinee, Monday, October 18 at 10:15 a.m.; East: Gateway High School, October 20, 7:00 p.m.; North: Marshall Middle School, October 21, at 5:30 & 7:30 p.m.; West: Sewickley Academy, October 22, at 7:00 p.m.; South: Bethel Park High School, October 23, at 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.; Butler: Seneca Valley Senior High School, October 24, at 2:00 p.m. Citizens Bank is the season sponsor of Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater.

Theatreworks USA is America's largest professional non-profit theatre for young audiences and families. Since 1961, they have enlightened, entertained, and instructed over 78 million people in 49 states and Canada. Under the direction of Artistic Director Barbara Pasternack and Managing Director Ken Arthur, Theatreworks USA is the recipient of a Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award. Additionally, the company was awarded the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Award in 2001. Theatreworks USA has a distinguished history of not only providing young audiences with their first taste of the performing arts, but also giving young actors, writers, directors, and designers an early opportunity to work in this field. A list of the company’s alumni reads like a veritable "who's who" of theatre.

Individual tickets ($11 at the door, $9.50 in advance) can be ordered online at, by calling (412) 456-6666, or in person at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue. Group tickets can be ordered by calling (412) 471-6930.

Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater, a division of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, opens the door for children to experience professional performing arts programming for children which inspires, challenges, educates, and stimulates respect for and an understanding of all cultures in an entertaining and enlightening way. Pittsburgh International Children's Theater is one of only four international children's presenting organizations in the nation.

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