FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Select show dates/times*
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Arts Education Center
805-807 Liberty Avenue, Cultural District
Renowned theater critic will help audience know the show before the performance.
Pittsburgh, PA– The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces new pre-show talk “Know the Show Before You Go” will be presented on select show performance nights* for the 2012-2013 PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh series. ‘Know the Show’ will be hosted by Chris Rawson, senior theater critic for KDKA-TV and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Mr. Rawson will discuss various subjects such as: How do you prepare to see a Broadway musical? What sort of information (and attitude) is useful, and what might get in the way? What might help you enjoy the shows being presented in the 2012-2013 PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh series? How do you know you've had a good time?
Janis Burley Wilson, Vice President of Education and Community Engagement with The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, believes this ‘inside’ scoop on the performances will provide an added value for the audience. “The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s desire to present world class art on our stages and to create meaningful arts experiences for the community is further enhanced by connecting with our audience before they enter our theaters. Who better to help our audience ‘Know the Show Before They Go’ than theatre expert Chris Rawson,” comments Burley Wilson.
‘Know The Show Before You Go’ is free and open for all PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh ticket holders. The talks are scheduled one hour before show time on select nights*. Refreshments will be served. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Arts Education Center is located at 805-807 Liberty Avenue- a few blocks from the Benedum Center.
PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh is a presentation of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Symphony and Broadway Across America.
‘Know the Show Before You Go’ lecture schedule:
*War Horse Tuesday, November 13, 6:30PM
*Flashdance Thursday, January 3, 6:30 PM
*Les Miserables Tuesday, January 15, 6:30PM
*Sister Act Tuesday, February 5, 6:30PM
*Priscilla Queen of the Desert Tuesday, March 5, 6:30PM
*Book or Mormon Wednesday, March 27, 6:30PM
*Anything Goes Tuesday, April 16, 6:30PM
For more information about the PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh series and the “Know The Show Before You Go” program, visit www.TrustArts.org or call 412-456-6666.
Founded in 1984, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. Over a period of 25 years, the Trust has restored historic theaters, constructed new performance venues, commissioned public art projects/galleries and developed unique urban parks and riverfront recreation spaces. The Cultural Trust is recognized across America as a unique model of howpublic-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity.