PITT ARTS

Free Events This Week for Pitt Undergraduates Only!

UPCOMING FREE ARTS ENCOUNTERS:

1. No Boundaries
2. SCarrie: The Musical
3. Afro Blue
4. Frida
5. Michael Clark Dance Company
6. The Isle of the Dead is now FULL


1. Artful Wednesdays: No Boundaries
PITT ARTS
Nordy’s Place - WPU Lower Level
Wednesday, November 5, 12-1 PM

Join PITT ARTS for Artful Wednesdays! No Boundaries at Nordy's Place in the William Pitt Union Lower Level. A stunning collaboration includes spoken word artist Yona Harvey, dancer Anthony Williams and live music.

Free Lunch! No need to sign up for this event – just bring a friend!

2. SCarrie: The Musical
Microscopic Opera
Thursday, October 30
Meeting Time: 6:00 PM
Estimated End Time: 11:00 PM

If you liked the movie "Carrie" you will laugh your head off at this musical--It’s Prom Night! Bricolage’s hilarious pieve, SCarrie: The Musical has pig’s blood, dirty pillows, and prom night revisited. This musical romp through the most electrifying night of senior year will make you long for the days of corsages and awkward goodnight kisses! Directed by Matt M. Morrow, adapted by Tami Dixon, with original music by Joel Abbott, this spin on a cult classic casts Carrie as a senior at Allderdice High School. True to Bricolage’s style, SCarrie will feature live Foley (sound effects), commercial spoofs, and a four-piece rock band. Featuring the vocal stylings of Julianne Avolio, Connor McCanlus, Kristiann Menotiades, Hayley Nielsen, Quinn Patrick Shannon and Andrew Swackhammer. Music Direction by Jason Coll.

Dinner at Tonic before the show.

3. Afro Blue
Pitt Jazz Studies
Nordy’s Place
Friday, October 31 12PM

PITT ARTS is proud to present a performance of Afro Blue, Howard University's premier vocal jazz ensemble in Nordy's Place in the Lower Level of The William Pitt Union from 12 PM-12:45 PM on Friday, October 31. Snacks will be provided. Created by Professor Connaitre Miller in 2002, Afro Blue performs in a style similar to Manhattan Transfer and Take 6, while adding its own unique sound. The choir has been awarded multiple Student Music Awards by DownBeat Magazine; has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered; and reached the top four in NBC-TV's The Sing-Off, an a cappella group singing competition. Afro Blue has been brought to the University of Pittsburgh by Pitt's distinguished Jazz Seminar and Concert, celebrating its 44th year.

Free munchies. No need to sign up, just bring a friend!

4. Frida
Microscopic Opera
Friday, October 31
Meeting Time: 6:00 PM
Estimated End Time: 10:00 PM

Opera in a small space! Frida is an opera based on the life of Mexican painter and cultural icon, Frida Kahlo. Depicted are her relationships, in particular with Diego Rivera, her struggles to endure after her devastating bus accident, her philosophies and her desires. Robert Frankenberry leads the small chamber orchestra, and Gregory Lehane directs the small, ensemble cast.

Join us for dinner at Thai Place before the show.

Michael Clark Dance Company
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Saturday, November 1
Meeting Time: 5:45 PM
Estimated End Time: 10 PM


The rebellious sensibilities of British dance iconoclast Michael Clark have catapulted him to the forefront of innovative contemporary dance.

Fusing extreme elements of classical and punk, Michael Clark’s technical rigor and unabashed experimentation consistently breaks new ground to provoke and electrify audiences. Michael Clark’s critically-acclaimed work come, been and gone features the music of 1970s rock legends David Bowie and Iggy Pop. At once sensual and damaged, Clark’s masterpiece Swamp is drenched in exquisitely textured patterns of movement.

Program contains partial nudity.

Dinner at Lidia’s.

6. The Isle of the Dead
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, November 2
Meeting Time: 12:20 PM
Estimated End Time: 5 PM

This program is now FULL.

------------------------------------