Featured Memory: Shirley Jones


The Pittsburgh Playhouse is a wonderful place! It’s responsible for everything that has happened to me in my career. I met so many wonderful people there. Everything I know about dance, I learned at the Playhouse. Everything I know about acting, I learned at the Playhouse. It played a very important educational role in my life. I had the opportunity to play so many wonderful parts. For example, for Playhouse Jr., I played Cinderella and Snow White. I just loved playing fairy tale characters and other characters. It was a great experience and I felt very gratified to be able to do that. We also worked hard behind the scenes, everything from operating the curtains to painting the sets. So, it wasn’t just a matter of being an actor. We learned all aspects of the business and that’s one of the things I loved about it. Everyone was a part of making a show come together. I want to see other young people have the same opportunities that I had. I will always be here for the Pittsburgh Playhouse, no matter what.