Get ready to do the time warp again.
Stage Right Theatre Company will stage “The Rocky Horror Show Live” under a big top tent on Oct. 23-24 and 30-31.
There will be a few pandemic-driven changes to the company’s long-running Halloween season production, including the outdoor venue, said director and Stage Right founder Tony Marino.
The 40-by-80-foot “glorious, giant circus tent” sheltering the production will be set up in Stage Right’s parking lot at 105 W. Fourth St., Greensburg.“It was really important to us that if we were going to do this (that) we did it safely,” Marino said. “So the tent is huge and will have sides rolled up to provide airflow, (and) we are only selling 200 tickets per show.”And where there’s a circus tent, there should be a circus atmosphere, he said.Members of the show’s ensemble will be costumed as iconic sideshow and circus freak characters.“That seems to fit 2020 more than anything,” Marino said. “More than being a Halloween staple, that seems to fit the intersection of where we are now.”
“Livestreaming will allow us to bring back much-needed entertainment and cultural experiences that have been missing since the pandemic began,” said April Kopas, CEO of Westmoreland Cultural Trust, which operates the theater. “With the easing of restrictions for indoor gatherings, there is the potential for an event to offer both an online experience to the public and a smaller, intimate (but socially distanced) in-theatre live experience, while adhering to our increased safety protocols.”
The virtual platform will allow regional cultural organizations and nonprofits to showcase local arts and entertainment in live performances viewed from the comforts of home, according to a release.
Here’s the list of winners at the Emmys 2020:
Outstanding Drama Series:Succession
Outstanding Comedy Series: Schitt’s Creek
Outstanding Variety Talk Show: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Outstanding Limited Series: Watchmen
Outstanding Television Movie: Bad Education
Outstanding Actor – Comedy: Eugene Levy (Schitt’s Creek)
Outstanding Actor – Drama: Jeremy Strong, (Succession)
Outstanding Actor – Limited Series or Movie: Mark Ruffalo (I Know This Much Is True)
Outstanding Actress – Comedy: Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek)
Outstanding Actress – Drama: Zendaya, (Euphoria)
Outstanding Actress – Limited Series or Movie: Regina King (Watchmen)
Outstanding Supporting Actor – Comedy: Daniel Levy, (Schitt’s Creek)
Outstanding Supporting Actor – Drama: Billy Crudup, (The Morning Show)
Outstanding Supporting Actor – Limited Series or Movie: Yahya Abdul-Mateen 2 (Watchmen)
Outstanding Supporting Actress – Comedy: Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek
Outstanding Supporting Actress – Drama: Julia Garner, (Ozark)
Outstanding Supporting Actress – Limited Series or Movie: Uzo Aduba (Mrs America
Outstanding Director – Comedy: Daniel Levy, (Schitt’s Creek)
Outstanding Director – Drama: Andrij Parekh, (Succession)
Outstanding Director – Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special: Maria Schrader (Unorthodox)
Outstanding Writing – Comedy: Daniel Levy, (Schitt’s Creek)
Outstanding Writing – Drama:Jesse Armstrong, (Succession)
Outstanding Writing – Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special: Damon Lindelof, Cord Jefferson (Watchmen)
Outstanding Competition Program: RuPaul’s Drag Race
Governors Award: Tyler Perry and The Perry Foundation
Set for 5:30 p.m. Oct. 26, the 15th annual show will feature clients, customers and friends of the YWCA modeling clothing from the YWCA Thrift Shop in downtown Greensburg, along with a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage Movement and information on the YWCA’s childcare, racial justice, technology, health and wellness and adult education programs.
“You will enjoy previewing all of the beautiful fall clothes you can buy at our thrift shop at unbelievably low prices while learning about all of the programs that we offer,” said Y interim director Gina McGrath. “The winners of the basket raffle, 50/50 tickets and mystery envelopes will also be announced.”
The mural, titled “Colorful Growth/Soft Waves,” should be finished by Friday and will remain there until Nov. 2.
Jayla Patton’s piece is one of several temporary public art works commissioned by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership as part of its REFORGE Downtown initiative.
When Na’Chelle Simone submitted a song to WYEP’s Reimagination Project, she hoped it was good enough to be released on the compilation album featuring young musicians from the area.
Na’Chelle, an 18-year-old from Homewood, had no idea “Rise Up” would earn national attention through a story featured on National Public Radio. But the most significant benefit was how the song ameliorated a family issue: “Rise Up” became a bridge back to her mother, with whom Na’Chelle had been having difficulties.
“It was just a misunderstanding between me and my mom,” Na’Chelle says. “But once she heard the song and liked it, we talked about it. I feel like it helped us.” (Listen to it here, along with other Reimagination Project songs.)
PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) The Allegheny County Summer Concert Series, presented by BNY Mellon, has moved to Pittsburgh’s CW for this year.
The concert series continues this Sunday Aug. 16, with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Pittsburgh Opera.
Tune in to the CW this Sunday at 7:00 p.m. to catch the weekly concert series.
You can watch a replay of every concert on the Allegheny County Parks’ Facebook page or the Allegheny County YouTube channel.
To see the full concert lineup or to replay past shows, visit the the Allegheny County website.
The Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival, scheduled for July 2-5 in Twin Lakes Park, has been canceled.
“It was a difficult decision for the board to make, and we waited as long as we possible could,” said Executive Director Diane Shrader. “But public safety has to come first, and there are still so many unknowns.”
A major factor in the decision was concern for the vendors.
“Our vendors come from as far as California and Florida,” Shrader said. “Would they be able to travel? Could they find hotel rooms? Could we provide for their safety?”
The festival will go on in virtual form, Shrader said. Links to vendor and band websites will be available on the festival website.
“We are committed to ensuring that the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock is marked with a festival deserving of its iconic name and place in American history and culture,” Woodstock 50 LLC said in a statement. “Although our financial partner is withdrawing, we will of course be continuing with the planning of the festival and intend to bring on new partners. We would like to acknowledge the State of New York and Schuyler County for all of their hard work and support. The bottom line is, there is going to be a Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival, as there must be, and it’s going to be a blast.”
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