Monday, October 28, 2013

CLO Announces 2014 Summer Season

Contact: Aja Jones
412-281-3973 ext. 224

Pittsburgh CLO is ready to Cut Loose and Paint the Town Pink in 2014
with a Splashy, Purr-fect Summer Festival of Musicals!

Pittsburgh, October 13, 2013 – Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the 2014 Summer Season, featuring the big, blonde sensation, Legally Blonde the Musical and the National Tour of Evita, fresh off its hit Broadway engagement. This Season will also include beloved musical theater treasure Singin’ in the Rain, outrageous comedy masterpiece Spamalot, seven-time Tony Award®-winner CATS and the explosive cult film phenomenon turned Broadway powerhouse Footloose, being produced by Pittsburgh CLO for the first time.

“Pittsburgh CLO’s 68th Summer Season will showcase Broadway’s best, including the National Tour of Evita direct from Broadway and four Top 10 musicals from Pittsburgh CLO’s annual Audience Survey,” reports Executive Producer Van Kaplan. “Pittsburgh CLO Season Ticket Holders will experience world-class musical theater right here at home, while saving substantially over single ticket prices and receiving the exclusive benefits that come with every Season Ticket purchase.”

2014 Summer Season
The 2014 Summer Season opens May 30 at the Benedum Center and will include the following:

Singin’ in the Rain
May 30 – June 8
Screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Songs by  Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed
Based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Inc.

All the makings of a tinsel town tabloid headline – the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers! In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item, but behind the scenes things aren't always as they appear on the big screen!  Meanwhile, Lina’s squeaky voice might be the end of her career in “talking pictures” without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her.  This extraordinary score is a downright downpour of magical musical: “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Make ‘Em Laugh” and “Good Mornin’.”

Legally Blonde The Musical
June 13 - 22
Book by Heather Hach
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture

It's here, and it's "AN ELLE OF A SHOW" (TIME Magazine).  Based on the hilarious MGM film, Legally Blonde The Musical follows sorority star Elle Woods, an underestimated blonde who doesn't take "no" for an answer.  When her boyfriend dumps her for someone more "serious," Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style.  This musical juggernaut features such instant classics as “Omigod You Guys,” “Bend and Snap, “Take It Like a Man” and more!

June 24 - 29
Music by Tom Snow
Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford & Walter Bobbie
Lyrics by Dean Pitchford | Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford
Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins & Jim Steinman

Get ready to “cut loose” with this Pittsburgh CLO premiere!  When teenager Ren McCormack moves from the big city to middle-of-nowhere Bomont, where even dancing is against the law, he's in for a real case of culture shock. After falling for the preacher’s daughter, Ren really shakes things up.  When he and fellow rebellious teenagers defy authority and dare to dance, the result is a fast-paced rock ‘n roll musical featuring the  Billboard-topping hits “Footloose,” “Let’s Hear It for the Boy,” “Almost Paradise” and “Holding Out for a Hero.”

Evita - Direct from Broadway
July 8-13
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Eva PerĂ³n used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, she became one of the most powerful women in the world — while her greed, outsized ambition and fragile health made her one of the most tragic. Evita tells Eva's passionate and unforgettable true story, and features some of theater's most beautiful songs, including "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" and "High Flying, Adored."  Don't miss the stunning new production of Evita, directed by Michael Grandage and choreographed by Rob Ashford, that Channel 4 New York calls, “THE HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN!”

July 18 - 27
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Based on “Old Possum's Book Of Practical Cats” by T. S. Eliot

Featuring your favorite Jellicle Cats on the night of their annual gathering, this song-and-dance masterpiece is the purrfect opportunity for the entire family to create a memory that will live forever!  Winner of seven Tony Awards® including Best Musical, CATS features 20 of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s timeless melodies including “Mr.Mistoffelees” and the multi-million selling hit “Memory.”  It is one of the longest running musicals in Broadway history!

Monty Python’s Spamalot
July 29 – August 3
Book & Lyrics by Eric Idle
Music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle

Winner of the Tony Award® for Best Musical, Monty Python's Spamalot is the outrageous musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the film classic “Monty Python and The Holy Grail.” This hilarious retelling of the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail features flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping musical numbers including “The Song That Goes Like This” and “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life!”

Season Tickets Are On Sale Now
Pittsburgh CLO offers affordable and flexible 6-Show and 3-Show Season Ticket Packages to fit even the busiest schedules. Season Ticket packages start at just $30, a significant savings over single ticket prices.
•         CLO’s 6-Show Premium Series allows Season Ticket Buyers to see all six sensational musicals with prices ranging from $60-$365.
•         The Smart Seats Series offers Season Ticket Buyers the opportunity to see three or six shows at a drastically discounted rate in Price Scale D.

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