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2012-2013 Season Recap

Posted by Laura on June 24, 2013 in Pittsburgh Playhouse

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We're really excited about the upcoming season, but we're not totally over the last one yet! Here's a selection of some of our favorite photos, comments and moments from the 2012-2013 season.

The REP's season was a great success, led by a perfect production of August: Osage County, directed by COPA faculty member, John Shepard.

Perhaps the definitive Pittsburgh 'August' for years to come.”Rdasdf
Robert Isenberg, Pittsburgh City Paper

The REP's season was dynamic and challenging, bringing our audiences to the edges of their seats with a haunting production of Rope (Dir. Elmore James) and the world premiere of Andrea Stolowitz' Antarktikos (Dir. Sheila McKenna). We also took a spin in Becky's New Car (Dir. Kim Martin) just after the winter holidays.

The Conservatory Theatre Company's season also had some hits. Congratulations to those of you who got to see their production of August Wilson's Seven Guitars. Wilson's plays always have a strong draw here in his hometown, but it was still a big surprise that the play sold out before it even opened! Opening the CTC season was The Producers, directed by longtime Playhouse friend and alumnus Tome' Cousin. The Crucible (Dir. Shirley Tannenbaum) brought theatre critic Ted Hoover to tears with its unflinching and powerful performances. Chess (Dir. Scott Wise) was a trip back in time, with a lush design inspired by the Cold War. The Conservatory students had an opportunity to work under internationally renowned director, Alan Stanford on the Restoration Era comedy, The School for Scandal. Check out this clip from back stage: 


The Conservatory Dance Company season was, as always, a great success, with many opportunities for the dance students to work with Point Park faculty and celebrated choreographers. The traditional season opener, The Student Choreography Project, is a great opportunity for the Dance Company students to show off, but the big hit of this year was the Conservatory Dance Company at the Byham Theater, featuring choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo, José Limón, Ben Stevenson O.B.E., and Raphael Xavier. If you missed it, check out the photos below.


image descriptionThe Honk! Jr. cast at the Pittsburgh International Children's Festival

Finally, we wrapped up with our Playhouse Jr. season, a trio of family friendly features. Honk! Jr. reminded us to celebrate what makes each of us different while Huck Finn and Afternoon of the Elves made us reconsider the gray area between right and wrong. We had a lot of fun with the Playhouse Jr. season this year and took every opportunity to get out into our community, creating the audience of tomorrow. 

The 2012-2013 season had moments of inspiration and drama that are going to be hard to top! What was your favorite production? 


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