Conservatory of Performing Arts

2016-17 Pittsburgh Playhouse Season Announced

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
A scene from The REP's performance of 'Wig Out.' Photo | John AltdorferA scene from The REP's Wig Out! 


The 2016-2017 season at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, the performing arts center of Point Park University, includes regional and world premieres, Tony award-winning musicals, original choreography, a holiday comedy and modern twists to classic pieces. 

The Pittsburgh Playhouse is home to The REP, a professional company, and three student companies — Conservatory Theatre Company, Conservatory Dance Company and Playhouse Jr. 

At the Playhouse, Conservatory of Performing Arts students have the unique opportunity to work in a professional setting while learning their craft. 

The season includes:

The REP

Wig Out!, directed by Tomé Cousin
Sept. 9-25, preview Sept. 8
Rauh Theatre, Pittsburgh Playhouse

I'm Gonna Pray for You So Hard, directed by Robert Turano
Sept. 30-Oct. 16, preview Sept. 29
Studio Theatre, Pittsburgh Playhouse

Woody's Order, directed by John Shepard
Feb. 3-19, preview Feb. 2
Studio Theatre, Pittsburgh Playhouse

Conservatory Theatre Company

The Who's Tommy, directed by Zeva Barzell
Oct. 21-30, preview Oct. 20
Rockwell Theatre, Pittsburgh Playhouse

The Sea, directed by David Cabot
Nov. 11-Dec. 4, preview Nov. 10
Studio Theatre, Pittsburgh Playhouse

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, directed by Phil Winters
Dec. 9-18, preview Dec. 8
Rauh Theatre, Pittsburgh Playhouse

Big Love, directed by Reginald Douglas
Feb. 24-March 12, preview Feb. 23
Rauh Theatre, Pittsburgh Playhouse

Sweet Charity, directed by Michael Rupert
March 17-26, preview March 16
Rockwell Theatre, Pittsburgh Playhouse

Uncle Tom's Cabin, directed by Tome Cousin and Jason Jacobs
April 7-16, preview April 6
Rauh Theatre, Pittsburgh Playhouse

Conservatory Dance Company

Student Choreography Project
Oct. 14-16
GRW Performance Studio, Point Park University

Contemporary Choreographers
Nov. 16-20
GRW Performance Studio, Point Park University

Ballet Off-Center
Dec. 2-11
Rockwell Theatre, Pittsburgh Playhouse

Conservatory Dance Company at Point Park University
Feb. 23-26
GRW Performance Studio, Point Park University

Conservatory Dance Company at the Byham Theatre
April 13-15
Byham Theatre, located in Downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District

Point Park Connections
April 21-23
GRW Performance Studio, Point Park University

Playhouse Jr. 

Pinkalicious
May 3-21, open to the public May 6
Rockwell Theatre, Pittsburgh Playhouse

The Adventures of Nate the Great
May 4-21, open to the public May 6
Rauh Theatre, Pittsburgh Playhouse

Ticket Information

Season subscriptions, which save patrons more than 35 percent off single ticket prices, are available now and can be purchased for $50-$72. Single tickets range from $20-$29.

Those who purchase three subscriptions get the fourth free. To order a season subscription, contact the Pittsburgh Playhouse box office at 412-392-8000. For single tickets, or for more information about the Pittsburgh Playhouse, visit www.pittsburghplayhouse.com.

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