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April 5, 2012
Staff reports , The Herald-Star

Singles dance in Carnegie, Pa.

CARNEGIE, Pa. - A Three Rivers Singles Dance featuring disc jockey Chico is set for 8 p.m. to midnight April 13 at the Indian Community Center, 205 Mary St.

The dance is for those ages 40 and older, and admission is $8 per person. Patrons are welcome to bring alcoholic beverages. For information, e-mail

Upcoming events at Historic Fort Steuben

STEUBENVILLE - Upcoming events at Historic Fort Steuben include:

April 16-28 -The annual Spring Quilt Show is open to anyone who has a quilt to share. Quilts can be self-created or from a friend or relative. Old or new, each quilt is a unique reflection of the maker and the time it was created. A quilt display form is available at the visitors center as well as online at

A meet-the-quilters reception will be held from noon to 2 p.m. April 21. There also will be a special presentation by historian Patty Cooper - "Darn It! The History and Romance of Darning Eggs" at 2 p.m. April 21.

April 28 - The spring vendor show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. will feature at least six popular products. The exhibit is free, but donations are welcome.

May 3-4 - The Ohio Historic Preservation Office Building Doctors are coming to Steubenville. The free program - a lecture and site visits to ailing buildings - is an opportunity to learn how to restore and preserve architectural heritage. The "doctors" work in teams, teaching old building owners how to recognize and solve some of the most common sources of problems in maintaining older buildings and make informed decisions about repairs and improvements. The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. on May 3 at the Fort Steuben Visitors Center . Registration is required.

May 23 - The annual membership meeting and dinner of the Old Fort Steuben Project will be at 6:30 p.m. at Froehlich's Classic Corner Restaurant. There will be a cash bar and Chinese auction as well as dinner. The guest speaker will be Lt. Jonathan Bratten, and he will discuss "Crossroads of History: the French and Indian War in the Ohio Valley." For reservations, call (740) 283-1787.

Hope Players need assistance

HOPEDALE - The Hope Players are in need of additional technicians and actors for its upcoming production of the Leslie Bricusse-Anthony Newley-Timothy Allen McDonald musical comedy, "Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka."

The show will be presented at Harrison East Elementary School in Hopedale at 7:30 p.m. May 4-5 and 2 p.m. May 6.

The musical is based on Dahl's classic children's book, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and the beloved 1971 family film starring Gene Wilder, "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." It retains the well-known songs from the movie, including "The Candy Man," which was a major hit for Sammy Davis Jr. It was adapted for the stage by Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald.

According to Hope Players Executive Director Andrew Pelegreen III, who is directing the show, "A production like 'Willy Wonka' requires a lot of people working behind the scenes, as well as actors on stage, to make it ready for audiences. While we've had many generous people come forward to offer their time and talent, we need many more. We need help with everything from scenery construction and painting prior to opening to operation of lights and sound and even curtain pulling during the run of the play."

Anyone interested in volunteering for a technical role in the show should call Pelegreen at (740) 937-2629; or Hope Players President Donna Runt at (740) 937-2208.

Pelegreen also noted there are still a few supporting parts available for school-age actors.

"Any interested actors should come to our rehearsal at 6 p.m. Monday and meet with me," he said, adding actors or their parents with questions about the production may call Pelegreen or Runt prior to the rehearsal.

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Auditions upcoming for Brooke Hills Playhouse

WELLSBURG - Auditions for the first three main stage productions of the Brooke Hills Playhouse's 41st summer season and for the first in a series of "Spotlight" productions will be held this Saturday at Franklin United Methodist Church, state Route 27.

According to Julia Barnhart of Wellsburg, president of the Brooke County Arts Council, the playhouse's parent organization, no advance preparation is needed for auditions. "Actors will read selections from each play for which they try out," Barnhart said. "For musicals, everyone auditioning will be taught a song from the show before singing it individually," she added.

Auditions will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday for Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten's comedy, "The Dixie Swim Club," followed by J.M. Barrie's children's classic "Peter Pan" at 11:30 a.m. Roger Bean's musical comedy revue, "The Marvelous Wonderettes" at 1 p.m. and the Dana Rowe-John Dempsey musical comedy, "Zombie Prom" at 2 p.m.

Anyone unable to audition at the assigned times must call the Playhouse at (304) 737-3344 by Friday to make other arrangements. Any requests after that date will not be considered.

"The Dixie Swim Club" will be presented at 8 p.m. June 22-23 and 29-30 and 2 p.m. June 24 and July 1. The play tells the comedic story of five mature Southern women whose friendship began on their college swim team and continues decades later. Rob DeSantis of Follansbee will direct.

"Peter Pan," directed by Julia Barnhart, will open the season at 8 p.m. June 1. The show will continue at 8 p.m. June 2 and June 8-9 and 2 p.m. on June 3 and 10.

"The Marvelous Wonderettes" is the first in the Playhouse's "Spotlight" series, to be presented on the weekends between the major shows. "Wonderettes" is a musical revue featuring girl-group songs from the 1950s and '60s. Directed by Diana Mendel of Wellsburg, the show will be presented at 8 p.m. June 15-16 and 2 p.m. June 17.

"Zombie Prom," directed by Julia Barnhart, is a spoof of '50s low-budget science fiction movies featuring teenage protagonists. In this case, a pretty high school senior falls for the class bad boy, who's also a zombie. The show will be presented at 8 p.m. July 13-14 and 20-21 and 2 p.m. July 15 and 22.

The 2012 summer season continues at 8 p.m. Aug. 3-4 and 10-11 and 2 p.m. Aug. 5 and 12 with Agatha Christie's classic murder mystery, "The Mousetrap," the longest running nonmusical play in Broadway history. The play will be directed by Diana Mendel of Wellsburg.

The final main stage show of the summer will be Ken Ludwig's comic farce "Leading Ladies," to be directed by Russ Welch of Wellsburg. The play, to be presented at 8 p.m. Aug. 24-25 and Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 and 2 p.m. Aug. 26 and Sept. 2 follows two unemployed male Shakespearian actors who try to pass themselves off as the long-lost nieces of a rich, dying old lady.

The playhouse is offering its patrons a number of money-saving pre-season combinations. The Super Star plan for five admissions to any shows is $42 for adults, $34 for senior citizens and students and $26 for children under 12.

The Bright Star plan includes three admissions to nonmusical shows at $25 for adults, $20 for senior citizens and students and $15 for children under 12.

The Twinkling Star plan offers admission to one musical and two nonmusicals at $27 for adults, $22 for senior citizens and students and $17 for children under 12.

The playhouse also is offering a VIP plan for $100, which includes admission to all shows as well as special, VIP treatment.

After the season opens, the price schedule for musicals will be $12 for adults, $10 for students, senior citizens and groups and $8 for children under 12. For nonmusicals, in-season ticket prices will be $10 for adults, $8 for students, senior citizens and groups and $6 for children under 12.

Patrons may order any of the advance discount packages by sending a check or money order payable to the Brooke Hills Playhouse, P.O. Box 186, Wellsburg, WV 26070. Patrons are asked to specify how many packages of each type they are ordering. All pre-season orders must be completed by May 31.

Wine tasting, dinner at Stifel Fine Arts Center

WHEELING - Five French wines will be paired with a spectacular five-course meal, prepared by Chef Charlie Schlegel of Ye Olde Alpha, at 6:30 p.m. April 13 at the Art of Wine event at the Stifel Fine Arts Center.

Holly Yeager, a wine consultant from Mountain State Beverage, will share facts and lead the tasting of five vintages. Selections for the evening include 2009 Anton Bauer "Gmork" Gruner Veltliner, featuring zesty lime with chalky minerality and a soft floral note that carries a whiff of spring; 2010 Ch"teau Suau Bordeaux Blanc, which reveals complex aromas of honeysuckle, citrus and pineapple; Domaine Brusset "Ventoux," a supple and harmonious wine with a flavor of small berry fruits; Castelmaure Clos des Vents Corbiures, an authentic French country wine with brambly berry, cherry and raspberry and black pepper; Domaine Rondeau Sparkling Rose, a strawberry colored wine that is yummy with chocolate-based desserts.

Guests will have the opportunity to purchase their favorite vintages and browse the Crosscurrents art exhibition. The cost is $55 and reservations can be made by calling (304) 242-7700

Stars and Stripes spectacular hosted by Adena Lions Club

ADENA - It's with a spirit of patriotism and enthusiasm the Adena Lions Club presents its 62nd production, "Stars and Stripes Spectacular - A Salute to Our Armed Forces," to be held at 7:30 p.m. April 20-21.

A special appearance will be made by Adena American Legion members and other local men and women who served or are currently serving in the military, and audience members who have or are currently serving in the armed forces will be recognized from their seats.

Since 1951, the Adena Lions Club Minstrel Show has been a staple in the local entertainment industry and has attracted thousands of spectators over the last 61 years from many areas.

The Buckeye Local Jazz Band will handle pre-show entertainment duties and will be featured along with the West Elementary Singers during the show.

Dustin Kinsey will continue to serve as music director and keyboard player. Kipp Bowers, Brian Dawes, Steven Kelner and Dan Jones will complete the house band.

Stars of the event are Drew Case, Dennis Kinsey, Rich Steffl, Roger Warren, Darrin Young and Mike Zonkoski as the endmen. Featured performers include Rich Bolock, Julie Erwin, Kelsey Fithen, Jessica Harr, Joe Jancura, Danessa Kinsey, Chris Krahel, Kathy Oxley, Marty Packer, Valarie Zamski and the Deuces Wild Band.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for high school students and younger and can be purchased at the door.

Kiss, Motley Crue coming to Star Lake

BURGETTSTOWN - Kiss and Motley Crue will appear at 7 p.m. Sept. 2 at Niagara Pavilion at Star Lake.

Tickets range from $36 to $56.50 and can be purchased at; all Ticketmaster outlets; or by calling (800) 745-3000.

Imagination Movers coming to Benedum Center

PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the Imagination Movers Rock-O-Matic tour at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. April 21 at the Benedum Center.

The tour will feature live music and favorite songs and ideas to spark every child's imagination. The Rock-O-Matic tour features Rich Collins, Scott Durbin, Dave Poche and Scott "Smitty" Smith, who will be playing all of their favorite songs from their popular TV series, as well as debuting new material from their new "Rock-O-Matic" CD/DVD.

Tickets range from $28.25 to $41.25 and can be purchased by calling (412) 456-6666; visiting the box office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave.; or online at

Drake coming to Star Lake

BURGETTSTOWN - Drake and special guests Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz and French Montana will stop at First Niagara Pavilion on May 26.

Tickets range from $35.75 to $95.75 and can be purchased at; all Ticketmaster outlets; or by calling (800) 745-3000.

Jimmy Buffet coming to Star Lake

BURGETTSTOWN - Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will perform at First Niagara Pavilion for one night only at 8 p.m. June 28.

For tickets, go to; all Ticketmaster outlets; or call (800) 745-3000.

National Geographic photographer coming to area

PITTSBURGH - Experience the life of a photographer on assignment for National Geographic magazine as Annie Griffiths speaks about topics from her recent memoir, "A Camera, Two Kids, and a Camel" at the Byham Theater at 4 p.m April 22.

This event is presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Tickets range from $20 to $40 and may be purchased at the box office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave.; online at; or by calling (412) 456-6666.

As one of National Geographic's first female staff photographers, Griffiths has worked on every continent, except Antarctica, while also raising two children. Perhaps the only professional photographer ever to pack her camera gear in Pampers, she found a way to stay close to her kids without putting the brakes on her career-even if it meant bringing the two along with her on assignment in places as distant as the ruins of Petra in Jordan or the Gal'pagos Islands.

Jazz appreciation in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust JazzLive series celebrates National Jazz Appreciation Month in April with five performances that embrace the multi-directional influence of jazz music.

The series, NORTH.SOUTH.EAST.WESTDirections in JAZZLIVE, will kick off with a student matinee in the Byham Theater featuring the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra in a Jazz at Lincoln Center presentation, "Tell It! The Story of American Music" on Monday.

The first evening performance of NORTH.SOUTH.EAST.WESTDirections will be Gregory Porter on the Cabaret at Theater Square stage at 8 p.m. Porter's performance is highly anticipated, due to his successful performance in the first Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival.

On Tuesday the Trust welcomes Cuban jazz legend, Chuchito Valdes and his trio. The Havana-born piano extraordinaire, Valdes, comes from one of Cuba's most distinguished musical families.

The northern influence of the month of programming hails from Vancouver, British Columbia, with the Cory Weeds Quartet with special guest Joey DeFrancesco, who is considered by many music critics to be the finest jazz organist on the planet. Weeds is a saxophonist, jazz club owner, producer, composer and musical agent. His entire life is jazz drenched, thus making him a perfect addition to the JazzLive concert repertoire. They will perform in the Cabaret on April 17.

Finally, East Coast jazz vocalist Rachelle Ferrell makes a rare Pittsburgh engagement. Ferrrell made her mark as a crossover artists, but she uses her voice in ways that make her a vital part of any jazz instrumental ensemble. She is considered one of the most dynamic talents in music today.

Tickets are $30.75 and can be purchased at or by calling 412) 456 6666.

Relay for Life bingo benefit in Wellsburg

WELLSBURG - A benefit bingo for Relay for Life will be April 22 at the Wellsburg banquet hall, 1121 Yankee St.

The doors open at 1:30 p.m. with early birds beginning at 3:30 p.m. and regular games beginning at 4 p.m. All games are played on paper cards, and the cost is $25 per person. For tickets, call (304) 737-1686 or (304) 737-1874.

The first 100 paid players by April 14 will be entered in special drawing, and more than $2,000 in prize money will be at stake. Other activities include a 50/50 drawing and various packets available for more than 60 door prizes. Food, beverages and free coffee also will be part of the event.

Holy Grounds Cafe to host Christian band

MARTINS FERRY - The Holy Grounds Cafe welcomes the Chrisagis Brothers at 8 p.m. April 12.

Twins Brian and Shawn Chrisagis, who hail from Yorkville, have become staples in the Christian world with their TV variety specials, popular Christian contemporary music concerts, their children's products and their amazing comical persona and their creative TV productions. The brothers' music has been seen and heard internationally, and they were the first Christian artists ever on MTV.

Hot and cold drinks and a variety of snacks are available for a minimal donation, as well as a pool table and free WiFi. Holy Grounds Cafe is at 410 Hanover St. For information, call (740) 633-2699 or on

Children's shows coming to Byham Theater

PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh International Children's Theater, a division of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, presents Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia in the Pittsburgh premiere of Treasured Stories by Eric Carle, which includes "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" "Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me" and "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" April 13-15 at the Byham Theater.

Mermaid Theatre's live stage production of Treasured Stories by Eric Carle both entertains and educates with a triple-bill including puppetry and black light imagery, bringing to life three tales beloved by children and adults alike.

Tickets are $11 at the door and $9.50 in advance and can be ordered at; by calling (412) 456-6666; or in person at the box office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave.

Tomlin coming to Byham Theater

PITTSBURGH - Lily Tomlin will be performing at the Byham Theater presenting an evening of her most beloved characters and more current comic material at 7:30 p.m. April 25.

This performance is presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust as a part of the Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series.

One of America's most beloved comic actresses, Tomlin rose to prominence as a member of "Laugh-In," where she introduced such characters as Ernestine, the irascible telephone operator, and Edith Ann, the devilish 6-year-old. After "Laugh-In" left the air, Tomlin co-wrote and starred in six comedy television specials for which she earned three Emmy Awards and a Writer's Guild of America award. She later made notable guest appearances on several hit shows, such as CBS's "Murphy Brown," NBC's "Will & Grace" and FX's "Damages," Tickets range from $35 to $55 and may be purchased at the box office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave.; online at; or by calling (412) 456-6666.

Carnegie Science Center to present Leslie Bonci

PITTSBURGH - Leslie J. Bonci, director of sports nutrition at the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine, will present the latest nutrition insights at Cafe Scientifique on Monday at the Carnegie Science Center.

Free and open to the public, Bonci's talk on "Nutrition: The New, The True, What Works for You" will examine food myths, truths, health promotion, wellness habits and supplements-all keys to understanding how to sustain a healthy lifestyle.

An expert on sports nutrition, weight management and digestive health, Bonci is a nutrition consultant to all three Pittsburgh sports team-Steelers, Penguins and Pirates-as well as the Toronto Blue Jays, the Washington Nationals, the National Collegiate Athletic Association and numerous high schools and universities.

Carnegie Science Center is at 1 Allegheny Ave. on Pittsburgh's North Shore next to Heinz Field. For information, visit or call (412) 237-3400.

Carnegie Science Center to feature shale youth education program

PITTSBURGH - Carnegie Science Center today launched its latest Science on the Road school outreach program, Colossal Fossil Fuels, which takes students on an engaging journey to learn about Earth's energy resources.

At the heart of Colossal Fossil Fuels is a show involving a fanciful tour, guided by a character called Cliff Granite - played by a Science Center educator - aboard the "Geovator," which plunges deep into the Earth seeking the Marcellus shale. Cliff Granite puts the Prehistoric Pendulum in motion to take the audience back in time all the way to the Devonian period.

Students discover that an ocean once covered what is now Pennsylvania, in an era before the dinosaurs. The algae in that ocean transformed over millions of years into the methane-or natural gas- now stored in the Marcellus shale. They get to see some giant fossils but learn that it wasn't the colossal dinosaur fossils that have become fossil fuels.

In addition to the assembly show, Colossal Fossil Fuels features 10 adventure stations with hands-on activities to deepen the students' understanding of geology. The all-day experience combining the assembly program with adventure stations can accommodate up to 480 students and costs $850 plus additional travel costs to more distant schools. The assembly program alone can accommodate up to 250 students and is available for $475. To book the show, call (412) 237-3374.

Dave Matthews coming to First Niagara Pavilion

BURGETTSTOWN - Dave Matthews Band and special guest SOJA hit the First Niagara Pavilion at 7 p.m. July 13-14.

Tickets are on sale at, all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling (800) 745-3000.

Lady Antebellum coming to First Niagara Pavilion

BURGETTSTOWN - Multi-Platinum group Lady Antebellum will roll into the First Niagara Pavilion at 7 p.m. June 2. For tickets, go to, all Ticketmaster locations or call (800) 745-3000 beginning Friday.

Phish coming to First Niagara Pavilion

BURGETTSTOWN - Phish will play First Niagara Pavilion on June 23.

Tickets go on sale Friday at, all Ticketmaster outlets or charge by calling (800) 745-3000.

Big Time Rush coming to Star Lake

BURGETTSTOWN - Big Time Rush and special guest Cody Simpson will stop at First Niagara Pavilion at 7 p.m. Aug. 5.

Tickets go on sale beginning Saturday at, Ticketmaster outlets or by calling (800) 745-3000.

Guitar exhibit at Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH - Carnegie Science Center announced it will host GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World, the touring exhibition of The National GUITAR Museum, from June 16 through Sept. 30.

This fully immersive exhibition explores all facets of the world's most popular instrument, from its history as an instrument of popular culture over the past 400 years to the science of creating sound with wood and steel. Visitors will experience the science, sound and cultural impact of the guitar in an exhibition that contains more than 60 instruments.

Live performances by various individuals and groups are being scheduled throughout the summer.

Carnegie Science Center is at 1 Allegheny Ave. on Pittsburgh's North Shore next to Heinz Field. For information, go to or call (412) 237-3400.

Madonna coming to Pittsburgh Nov. 6

PITTSBURGH - Madonna will perform Nov. 6 at the Consol Energy Center.

Tickets for Madonna in Pittsburgh currently are available at;; all Ticketmaster retail outlets; by calling (800) 745-3000; or the Consol Energy Center box office.

Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks coming to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH - Legendary rockers Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks will headline the Heart and Soul Tour at the Consol Energy Center at 7:30 p.m. July 28. Tickets range from $149.50 to $49.50 and go on sale Friday at; Ticketmaster outlets; the Consol Energy Center box office; and by calling 800-745-3000.

Mud on the Mountain at Seven Springs Resort

SEVEN SPRINGS, Pa. - Mud on the Mountain offers athletes a chance to get down and dirty atop the beautiful Laurel Highlands.

The 7-mile, mud run course winds its way up, down and through some of the most challenging terrain in Pennsylvania. This event will take place May 12 with the first wave of participants going out at 8 a.m.

Join scores of others as you test what you are made of on the slopes at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. Crossing more than seven miles of body-breaking terrain, athletes will traverse ponds, scale boulder fields, climb over obstacles and claw up impossible inclines, all on your way to a triumphant finish atop the largest snow pile you will see anywhere in the middle of spring. Registration currently is $65 and then goes up to $80 until registration closes on May 10. Those participating must be 18 years and older to participate. For information, go to

Carnegie Museum of Natural History to feature dog, cat paintings

PITTSBURGH - Visitors to Carnegie Museum of Natural History will be greeted by dogs and cats.

Andy Warhol's eight dogs and cats paintings, created in 1976, are on view in the museum's Entrance Gallery through June 30. This exhibition is the second to feature Warhol's work in the Entrance Gallery and is a collaboration between Carnegie Museum of Natural History and the Andy Warhol Museum exploring the ways art and science connect.

The paintings feature common house cats and popular dog breeds such as great dane, west highland terrier and dachshund. For information, call (412) 622-3131 or visit the

Andy Warhol exhibit to feature automobiles

PITTSBURGH - The Andy Warhol Museum will present "Warhol and Cars: American Icons" through May 13 at the museum, 117 Sandusky St.

"Warhol and Cars: American Icons" is the first exhibition to examine Warhol's fascination with automotive vehicles as products of American consumer society. The exhibition, organized by the Montclair Art Museum in New Jersey, traces the development of Warhol's work with cars throughout his career. "Warhol and Cars" include drawings created in the 1940s; works on paper of the 1950s; as well as paintings and prints from the '60s, '70s and '80s.

This exhibition features more than 40 drawings, paintings, photographs and related archival material spanning from 1946 to 1986. The majority of the work in the exhibition is from the Warhol's collection.

An original BMW M-1 racing car hand-painted by Warhol will be on display in the entrance gallery. A film of Warhol painting a BMW in 1979 as part of the BMW Art Race Car Projects introduced by French race car driver Herve Poulin will be on view during the exhibition. The car is part of the BMW Museum's collection in Munich and was last displayed in the United States at Grand Central Terminal in New York City in 2009.

Warhol's signature images of such American products and celebrities as Campbell's soup cans, Coca-Cola bottles, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor have become instantly recognizable.

An exhibition catalogue published by the Montclair Art Museum, "Warhol and Cars: American Icons," written by Gail Stavitsky, MAM chief curator, is the first to focus on Warhol's Cadillac paintings and other car-themed works within the context of his career. The catalog is available at the Warhol Store.

Also opening Sunday is "About Face," which also will be on display through May 13.

Arne Svenson, a New York photographer working in collaboration with the Warhol, created a series of portraits on view in the exhibition "About Face."

In February 2011, Svenson was the artist-in-residency at Pittsburgh's Wesley Spectrum Highland, a private school for students with special needs in grades fourth through 12th.

The exhibition features three-dimensional, large-format photographs which are fixed open at a 55 degree angle and mounted directly the gallery walls.

'Jersey Boys' coming to Benedum

PITTSBURGH - The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musical "Jersey Boys" will be performed Sept. 4-23 at the Benedum Center.

"Jersey Boys" is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons - Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time.

They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were 30.

Tickets start at $29 and will go on sale to the general public May 7 at; the box office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave.; and by calling (412) 456-4800.

'Ruthless: the Musical' coming to Cabaret at Theater Square, Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera will present "Ruthless: The Musical," with book and lyrics by Joal Paley and music by Marvin Laird, through May 6 at the Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave.

Louise Lerman was the star of the show. The musical mystery includes songs such as "I Hate Musicals," "Angel Mom" and "Born to Entertain."

The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; and 1 p.m. select Thursdays.

Tickets are available from $34.75 to $44.75. To purchase tickets, call (412) 456-6666, visit the website at or at the box office at Theater Square.

Red Hot Chili Peppers coming to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH - Live Nation welcomes the Red Hot Chili Peppers to the Consol Energy Center at 7:30 p.m. May 30. Tickets for the show go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at

Nickelback, Seether, Bush coming to Consol Energy Center

PITTSBURGH - Nickelback, along with Bush, Seether and My Darkest Days, hit the Consol Energy Center at 6 p.m. April 25. Tickets range from $89.50 to $49.50 and go on sale Saturday at, all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling (800) 745-3000 or at the Consol Energy Center box office.

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