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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Around the World in 80 Days
It's 1872, and Phileas Fogg has accepted a bet to travel around the globe in record time in Jules Verne's classic novel brought to theatrical life by Mark Brown. With his eccentric French manservant, the unflappable Fogg encounters a monsoon at sea, boards a runaway train, and rescues an Indian princess, among other daring adventures. Five actors play dozens of outrageous characters in this mini-epic frothing with madcap excitement. Marcia Milgrom Dodge directs.
04/12/2012 - 05/13/2012
O'Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Do You Hear The People Sing?
Conductor Jack Everly returns with a talented ensemble of vocalists to perform hits by Broadway composers Schönberg and Boublil, creators of Les Miserables, the Tony Award-winning musical that featured such songs as “Bring Him Home,” “I Dreamed a Dream” and “One Day More.” Also, from their Tony-nominated Miss Saigon, hear “The American Dream” and “I'd Give My Life for You,” along with music from their other Broadway shows.
04/12/2012 - 04/15/2012
04/12 - 7:30 pm
04/13 - 8:00 pm
04/14 - 8:00 pm
04/15 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 601 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Managing Marcellus: A Deliberative Theater Event
The League of Women Voters of Westmoreland County presents an original play by Shannon Deep and produced by the Unseam’d Shakespeare Co., along with a discussion about Marcellus Shale. Citizens of Westmoreland County can get beyond the slogans to join a constructive discussion about the challenges and promise of shale gas. Registration requested.
Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Greensburg Garden & Civic Center, 951 Old Salem Rd., Greensburg, PA

Alan Barker conducts the PBT Orchestra in Delibes' tuneful score. A mysterious girl seen from the window of Dr. Coppelius' workshop sparks a lovers' quarrel. Beguiled by the beautiful Coppélia, Franz is distracted from his betrothed, and the absurdity reaches hilarious heights when the inquisitive Swanhilda discovers her rival is a mere mechnical doll.
04/13/2012 - 04/15/2012
04/13 - 8:00 pm
04/14 - 8:00 pm
04/15 - 2:00 pm

Location: Benedum Center, 235 7th St., Pittsburgh, PA

Treasured Stories by Eric Carle
Ages 3-8. Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia's much-anticipated new production unites old favorites and new friends through evocative music, stunning visual effects and innovative puppetry. Three of Eric Carle's books are featured, including The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear, and Papa Get the Moon. Carle's gentle verses, snappy rhymes and textured collage illustrations are translated onto the stage with dazzling effects sure to delight young theater-goers and their grown ups.
04/13/2012 - 04/15/2012

Location: various

Dark of the Moon
Dark of the Moon is a powerful, mystical folk drama. A tale of tragic love, a la Romeo and Juliet, is at the heart of a story which depicts a clash of incongruent worlds - the mountains where witches and other supernatural beings reside and the valley where the humans live. When John, a “witch boy,” falls in love with the beautiful, lusty mortal, Barbara Allen, he makes a pact with a conjurer to gain human status. His wish is granted on the condition that Barbara remains faithful to him for one year as characters from both “worlds” conspire to thwart their happiness. Jack Allison directs
04/13/2012 - 04/22/2012
Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
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Brahms and Prokofiev
Pianist Gerald Lee plays Brahms and Prokofiev as part of Chatham's Friday Afternoon Musicale series.
Time: 4:00 pm
Laughlin Music Center, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
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Hear/Now: Festival of New Sound
The Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, in collaboration with Alia Musica, presents Pittsburgh's only festival celebrating new music and sound arts. From the traditional to the obscure, Hear/Now showcases the diversity and breadth of music today performed by Alia Musica, IonSound, ELCO, Assembly, LEMUR, and more.
04/13/2012 - 04/14/2012
Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast, the dramatic story made famous by the fairytale by Charles Perrault, will feature Jamie Pachuta of the Pittsburgh Obama School as the Beauty and Marc Guantonio of Monaca as the dreaded Beast.
04/13/2012 - 04/15/2012
Time: various
Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Ave., Carnegie, PA
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William Nicholson's drama, Shadowlands, based on the true story of the life of C. S. Lewis, author of the 'Narnia' books; produced by Saltworks Theatre Company, and directed by Dr. Mark Stevenson.  Performances are 7:30pm on the 13th, 14th, and 20th; 2 & 7:30pm on the 21st. 
04/13/2012 - 04/21/2012

Location: Church of the Ascension, 569 N. Neville St., Pittsburgh 15213

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