Dear Evan Hansen in Pittsburgh Review: No Spoilers

Dear Evan Hansen in Pittsburgh Playbill

Pittsburgh once again is lucky to have an amazing cultural identity but still enjoy not being a large city.  Broadway Across America brought Dear Evan Hansen to Heinz Hall last night and it’s hard to imagine that the production wasn’t every bit as impactful as seeing the show on Broadway.  The cast gelled wonderfully and could blow anyone away with the talent.  No surprise that Ben Levi Ross, who plays the title character, has Pittsburgh connections as he studied at Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.  Dear Evan Hansen isn’t a…

Why Kids Will Love How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at Heinz Hall

Stage Decoration for How The Grinch Stole Christmas! at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh, PA.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! was a Christmas book and cartoon staple in my home growing up. I remember cringing at the sight of poor, old Max having to pull the Grinch’s sleigh up the mountain! Happily, the next generation of kiddos love it as much as we did. Its huge following has seen a live-action movie and plenty of versions of “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” on the radio around Christmas. To add more fuel to the Grinch flame, how the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical has been touring…