Friday, August 29, 2014

Pgh Cultural Trust Announces Exceptional Upcoming Season

Media Contacts:
Shaunda Miles, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-471-1578/
Diana Roth, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-471-8717/

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Pittsburgh, PA ̶   The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces tickets will go on sale on Friday, August 22, at 9:00 a.m., EDT, for an exceptional season of events featuring area premieres and returning favorites by national and international performing artists for the 2014–2015 Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series.  Music, dance, comedy, theater, and more will take place at various venues in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District, as presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.  Tickets are available at, by calling 412-456-6666, or in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue. For groups of 10 or more, call 412-471-6930.

“The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to bring these outstanding performers from around the globe to the Cultural District.  This diverse series represents an opportunity for people of all ages, in and around the region, to experience the vitality of live performances,” comments Paul Organisak, Vice President of Programming for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

2014–2015 Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents events going on sale Friday, August 22, include:

SpokFrevo Orquestra
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | 7:30 pm | Byham Theater
Tickets start at $25.
This high energy 17-piece Brazilian big band is enthralling audiences worldwide with the swinging, rhythmically infectious sounds of “frevo,” a music genre born from the joyful carnival culture of Brazil. SpokFrevo Orquestra pushes musical boundaries, threading Brazilian traditions through compelling jazz improvisation.

Photo Credit:  Mike Reynes
The Capitol Steps
Sunday, November 2, 2014 | 4 pm | Byham Theater
Tickets start at $25.
Cleverly putting the “mock” in democracy, The Capitol Steps began as a group of U.S. Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them, and there is never any shortage of fresh, comedic material.

Royal Ballet of Cambodia 

Friday, November 7, 2014 | 8 pm | Byham Theater
Tickets start at $25.
Renowned for its graceful hand gestures and stunning costumes, the Royal Ballet of Cambodia has been closely associated with the Khmer court for more than 1,000 years. Their traditional dance style lends itself to exquisite, subtle movement that leaves audiences spellbound.

Saturday, November 8, 2014 | 8 pm | Byham Theater
Tickets start at $25.
A breathtaking theatrical sensation, 360 ALLSTARS skillfully explore forms of rotation live on stage. Boasting a stellar cast of world class athletes, dancers and musicians, 360 ALLSTARS connects the street with the elite to present an exhilarating urban circus for audiences of all ages.

The Intergalactic Nemesis
Friday, November 14, 2014 | 8 pm | Byham Theater
Tickets start at $25.
A brilliant mash-up of the epic adventure comic book and a 1930s era radio broadcast performed live on stage. The popular, period-sci-fi-horror-suspense-comedy-romance is presented in a whole new way. Three actors, one Foley artist and one keyboardist perform all the voices, sound effects and music, while 1,000+ hand-drawn, full-color comic-book images blast onto a large screen.

Photo Credit:  Ines Kaiser
Maceo Parker
Friday, January 16, 2015 | 8 pm | Byham Theater
Tickets start at $25.
The funkiest saxophonist on the planet, Maceo Parker is revered for his impeccable pedigree and leading the world’s tightest orchestra. Maceo Parker has played alongside R&B titans James Brown, George Clinton and Prince, among others. His collaborations with Ani Difranco, Dave Matthews and Red Hot Chili Peppers have introduced Maceo Parker to an ever expanding fan base.

Chuggington Live! The Great Rescue Adventure 
Saturday, January 31, 2015 | 3 & 6 pm | Benedum Center
Tickets start at $20.25.
Live on stage traintastic adventures await in the modern world of Chuggington. Wilson, Brewster and Koko take on exciting challenges, learn new skills and discover a sense of achievement through teamwork, courage and determination.

Zap Mama & Antibalas
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 | 7:30 pm | Byham Theater
Tickets start at $25.
The captivating Afro-European singer Zap Mama collaborates with Brooklyn’s premier Afrobeat band, Antibalas, to celebrate the evolution of contemporary Afro music. Zap Mama mixes African vocal techniques with European polyphony, while Antibalas effortlessly weaves Afrobeat, Latin funk and the traditional drumming styles of Cuba and West Africa.

ABBA the Concert
Thursday, February 12, 2015 | 7:30 pm | Byham Theater
Tickets start at $30.
Audiences and critics agreed, ABBA the Concert is the closest to ABBA you’ll ever get. This special tribute brings one of the greatest pop phenoms in the history of music back to life.

Tiempo Libre
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 | 7:30 pm | Byham Theater
Tickets start at $35.
The GRAMMY®-nominated Tiempo Libre has introduced audiences from all over the world to the rich musical traditions of Cuba. The Miami-based band is known for its sophisticated performances of Timba, an irresistible, dance-inducing mix of R&B, jazz and Cuban son.

The Peking Acrobats 
Thursday, April 2, 2015 | 7:30 pm | Byham Theater
Tickets start at $20.
Redefining audience perceptions of acrobatics, The Peking Acrobats defy gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility and control. The Peking Acrobats push the envelope of human possibility with astonishing dexterity, showcasing their tremendous skill and daring ability.

Raisin’ Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey
Thursday, April 16, 2015 | 7:30 pm | Byham Theater
Tickets start at $30.
Film, television and stage star Jasmine Guy and world-class jazz bassist Avery Sharpe pay homage to the Harlem Renaissance. Raisin’ Cane beautifully brings to life the words and thoughts of Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Zora Neale Hurston, W.E.B. Du Bois and other poignant voices from this extraordinary period of artistry and activism in Harlem, as revealed through text, song, music, movement and imagery.

POTTED POTTER - The Unauthorized Harry Experience - A Parody by Dan and Jeff
May 5–7, 2015 | 7:30 pm | Byham Theater
Tickets start at $35.
Potted Potter takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into one hilarious performance.  “A fabulously funny parody. Will tickle the funny bone of every age group.” –The London Daily Telegraph

Photos courtesy of the artist unless otherwise noted

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