Sunday, July 24, 2016

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Media Contacts:Shaunda Miles, Director of Public Relations, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
412-471-1578 / Miles@TrustArts.orgDiana Roth, Communications Manager, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
412-471-8717 / 
Images available at:Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Press Room
Search name: 2016 Christmas in July 
Pittsburgh, PA—The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership announce Christmas in July, a special event being held during the Market Square Farmers Market on Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Downtown Pittsburgh, 23 Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. 
Christmas in July promises special pre-sale offers and discounts for select events as the holiday season arrives early in Pittsburgh. A Cultural District tent with a mobile box office will be in place for the Thursday, July 28 event for those attending the Farmers Market. 

Cultural District Christmas in July promotional offers are also available online and in person at Theater Square Box Office.  For online orders, visit use PROMO CODE: XMASINJULY starting Thursday, July 28, 2016, at 9:00 a.m., through Friday, July 29, 2016, at 11:00 p.m.  In person, visit Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  

This promotion is not valid for previously purchased tickets and cannot be combined with other offers. Additional restrictions may apply.
In addition to the ticket promotions, the Christmas in July event will feature special programming by Cultural District presenting arts organizations, with a performance by Pittsburgh CLO Mini Stars and an appearance by Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s life-sized Nutcracker.  Folks can also enjoy gathering around for a ‘selfie’ opportunity to take a picture with the infamous leg lamp from ‘A Christmas Story.’  Attendees will also have an opportunity to say hello to Santa and meet several Holiday Market vendors! 
Participating Cultural District Organizations and Special Offers will be available from Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.   
Please visit for full performance descriptions and information on restrictions that may apply to the Christmas in July 2016 event offers. 

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Event: The NutcrackerLocation: Benedum Center
Promotional Dates: December 9, 15, 16, 20-22, 24, 26, 2016
Special Offer: 20% Off select performances in zones 1-4 only.
About the PerformancePropelled by Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, this soaring story captures the awe and expectation of the night before Christmas when a mysterious gift sparks a wondrous adventure. As the colossal tree shoots skyward and snowflakes blanket the stage, the journey glides into a radiant Land of Enchantment brimming with virtuosic dances from faraway lands.  Set in turn-of-the-century Pittsburgh, this holiday tradition resounds with more than 150 dancers, radiant scenery, astounding magic tricks and new surprises each season. Choreography/Staging: Terrence S. Orr. Music: P.I. Tchaikovsky, Costumes/Scenery: Zack Brown.

Pittsburgh CLO
Event: A Musical Christmas Carol
Location: Byham Theater
Promotional Dates: December 9-23, 2016
Special Offer: Pre-sale. Buy tickets before they go on sale to the public + half-price tickets for children ages 3-14.
About the PerformanceWe’ve taken the spirit of the season, wrapped it in your favorite yuletide melodies and tied it with all the holiday magic and wonder of your childhood.  Join Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and a host of colorful characters for a remarkable CLO 25th anniversary holiday production of A Musical Christmas Carol.  With dazzling special effects, holiday charm and ticket prices even Scrooge would approve of, this Charles Dickens classic is a wonderful way to celebrate all the tradition of the season.

Pittsburgh Opera

Event: La traviata
Location: Benedum Center
Promotional Dates: October 11, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.October 14, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.October 16, 2016, at 2:00 p.m.
Special Offer: 20% Offer select performances
About the Performance
Giuseppe Verdi’s La traviata – the fallen woman- is a compelling tale of love, intrigue, money and power in 19th century France.  La traviata tells the heart wrenching story of courtesan Violetta Valéry, played by Pittsburgh favorite Danielle Pastin, last seen here in 2015’s Cosi fan tutte.  Like so many of Verdi’s works, La traviata explores grand themes through intimate family drama. Alfredo Germont – played by Cody Austin in his Pittsburgh Opera debut – wins Violetta’s love and his father’s displeasure. His father, going behind Alfredo’s back, coerces Violetta into breaking up with Alfredo because their relationship threatens his daughter’s engagement and his family’s reputation.  Violetta will not disclose his father’s role in their breakup, so Alfredo erroneously believes she loves someone else. He publicly denounces her, leaving them both grief-stricken. Will they reconcile before it’s too late?  From the rousing “Brindisi” drinking song to touching arias, La traviata’s singing and music are sure to delight.  Music Director Antony Walker conducts the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra and Chorus. Chas Rader-Shieber directs.

Pittsburgh Public Theater
Event: The Second City in Free Speech! (While Supplies Last)
Location: O’Reilly Theater
Promotional Dates: August 26 & 27, 2016 
Special Offer: 30% Off select performances; (Sat. August 279:00 p.m. performance only applies.) 
About the PerformanceThe legendary Second City returns with this hilarious show skewering the nation's current state of electoral insanity.  Enjoy political satire made famous by alums including Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, and Keegan-Michael Key, as well as brand-new scenes, songs, and improv, all performed by The Second City's best and brightest young comedians.

Pittsburgh Symphony OrchestraEvent: Highmark Holiday Pops
Location: Heinz Hall
Promotional Dates: December 10, 17 & 18 at 8:00 p.m..; and December 17, 2016 at 8pm
Special Offer: 50% Off select concerts
About the PerformanceShare Pittsburgh's favorite holiday musical tradition with family and friends, and thrill to the spectacle of the season. It's a sparkling celebration. And yes, Virginia, there will be a Santa Claus!  Artists: Francesco Lecce-Chong, conductor,Capathia Jenkins, vocalsThe Mendelssohn Choir of PittsburghThree Rivers Ringers, directed by Nancy Lutz,Christopher Sanders, special guest.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Event: Peter and Paul
Location: Benedum Center
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Special Offer: 30% Offer, Price Levels B/C/D
About the Performance
The legendary and award-winning folk artists, Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey (from music group Peter, Paul and Mary) reunite to perform their timeless classics for one special evening. No American folk group lasted longer or amassed a more loyal following than Peter, Paul and Mary.  During their legendary career, the trio won five Grammy®Awards, produced 13 top 40 hits of which six ascended into the top 10, and earned eight gold and five platinum albums.  The group's message is that their music belongs to everyone.  
Event: A Christmas Story The Musical, part of the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series
Location: Benedum Center
Dates: November 22-27, 2016
Special Offer: Pre-sale.  Buy tickets before they go on sale to the public.
About the PerformanceA Christmas Story, The Musical chronicles young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder® Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle (“You’ll shoot your eye out kid!”). An infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a double-dogdare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish. Chock-full of delightful songs and splashy production numbers, A Christmas Story, The Musical has proudly taken its place as a perennial holiday classic for the whole family. The New York Times writes “I was dazzled. You’d have to have a Grinch-sized heart not to feel a smile spreading across your face.” A Christmas Story, The Musical premiered on Broadway in 2012 and was nominated for three Tony Awards® including Best New Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book of a Musical.

Event: Cheers Live on Stage, part of the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series
Location: Heinz Hall
Dates: December 27, 2016-January 1, 2017
Special Offer: Pre-sale.  Buy tickets before they go on sale to the public.
About the Performance
Take a break from all your worries. Go where everybody knows your name. Join Sam, Diane, Coach, Carla, Cliff and Norm onstage as they play out the best and most memorable moments from the Emmy® Award-winning classic hit TV series in Cheers Live on Stage.  
A classic comedy performed in two acts, Cheers Live on Stage will feature the interior of the iconic neighborhood bar, where drinking all day is the Norm!  Audiences will get to laugh along with Carla, Coach, Cliff and Norm, as Sam “Mayday” Malone and Diane “Buzzkill” Chambers meet for the first time, share a first kiss and a first fight!   A special VIP package will allow patrons to get in on the action and join the cast up on stage pre-show for a photo and a beer.  Cheers, ranked one of TV Guide’s “50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time,” aired for eleven seasons between 1982 and 1993.  It garnered top 10 ratings for seven of its eleven seasons and often earned the number one ranking in the weekly Nielsens.   The show received 26 Emmy Awards and 4 Golden Globe Awards.  The live show adaptation will be brought to life on-stage by Stageworks Media and TROIKA Entertainment.

Event: Cirque Dreams HolidazeLocation: Benedum Center
Dates: December 29 & 30, 2016
Special Offer: Pre-sale.  Buy tickets before they go on sale to the public.
About the Performance
Cirque Dreams Holidaze lights up the 2016 holiday season with its critically acclaimed holiday extravaganza. Not to be missed…this circus-like holiday stage spectacular features ornaments, costumes and acrobatics that come alive celebrating holiday themes, music and traditions for the entire family. With over 300 costumes, 20 acts and 30 artists from every corner of the globe, Cirque Dreams Holidaze is the greatest variety show on the planet!
Event: Pilobolus
Location: Byham Theater
Dates: February 10 & 11, 2017
Special Offer: Save $10, Price Levels A/B/C
About the Performance
The name “Pilobolus” is synonymous with inventive, groundbreaking work. In signature style, Pilobolus does it once again with the intimate and imaginative full-length work, Shadowland.  Possessing the fluidity of an unsettling dream, a young girl’s surreal world comes to life in this provocative dance drama. Shadowland transports audiences to her room in the thick of night, where the fantastical power of the dark unleashes a fantasy world in unexpected and utterly thrilling ways. The first theatrical event of its kind, Shadowland is a dance hybrid spiked with shadow theater, a bawdy circus with bold visual elements. With Shadowland, Pilobolus exposes an off-beat coming of age story that is both dramatic and comedic.

Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership (PDP) is a dynamic, nonprofit organization comprised of business and community leaders, property owners, civic organizations, foundations and residents who provide energy, vision and advocacy for Downtown Pittsburgh. Working collaboratively with its partners, the PDP strives to create a positive Downtown experience for residents, workers and visitors alike. The PDP’s strategic initiatives include clean and safe services, transportation, and economic development and advocacy. For more information, visit, follow us on Twitter @downtownpitt and “like” us on Facebook. 

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. 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. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. For more information, visit
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