#Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Children’s Theater: Season Review & Ticket #Giveaway

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I'm surpised by how affordable this is! Definiltely entering the giveaway for free tickets, though. :D

Guys, I am so, so excited to announce a new partnership here on Femme Frugality. This year, I’ll be working with Pittsburgh Cultural Trust to bring you information about all of the Citizens Bank Children’s Theater Series  and the EQT Bridge Theater Series.

Why, oh, why, would I want to do that?

First of all, because my kids and I love going to see live performances. And Pittsburgh is a phenomenal place to do just that.

Secondly, the tickets are surprisingly affordable. Season tickets are $10 per show. Or, if you want to just go to one, most shows start at just $12.

Finally–and try not to squeal when I tell you this–we’re giving away tickets all season!

You squealed!

But that’s okay. It’s pretty exciting. Today I want to give you an overview of all the fun things to come this season. Be sure to read to the end as our first big giveaway starts today!

Also, you can subscribe to the newsletter to keep abreast of the ticket giveaways we’ll have going on all season long.

Citizens Bank Children’s Theater Series

Get season tickets here

This is such a fun series–and an award-winning one at that! Here are all the shows you can look forward to this season. They’re geared towards ages 3+.

Aga-Boom

Citizens Bank Children's Theater

Friday, November 9 through Saturday, November 10
Get tickets here
Enter the AGA-BOOM ticket giveaway here!

Aga-Boom is described as a 60-minute “live-action cartoon, exploding with sophisticated slapstick, outlandish chases and the most chaotic finale ever.”

I’m here for it. Not only does this show look intensely fun, but it also stars professionals. The three main characters are former Moscow Circus stars, bringing the laughs and the fun craziness.

Your Alien

Children's Theater Pittsburgh

Sunday, January 6th through Monday, January 14th
Get tickets here

Some of these shows are kids’ books adapted for the stage, and Your Alien is one of them. This story reminds me a bit of E.T., so I’m excited to see it in real life with the next generation.

Essentially, a little boy meets an alien and they become BFFs. He even takes his new friend to school with him. But after all the fun calms down a little, the alien realizes he’s homesick, so they try to find him a way back to his family.

See what I mean? It’s not an identical plot, but definitely sounds like there are some similarities.

Flight School the Musical

Pittsburgh Childrens Theater Ticket Giveaway

Sunday, February 17th through Sunday, February 24th
Get tickets here

Ever had someone tell you that you can’t do something?

If you’re anything like me, that just makes you want to do it even more. Apparently Penguin and I are birds of a feather, because when he enters flight school, he’s not about to let anyone tell him what he can’t achieve. This stage adaptation of a children’s book truly shows the tenacity of the penguin spirit.

Rosie Revere, Engineer

STEM theater for kids

Sunday, March 31 through Sunday, April 7th
Get tickets here

YAAASSSS. Another book adaptation, Rosie Revere, Engineer features Rosie, Iggy Peck, Architect and Ada Twist, Scientist. An entire series–and now play–featuring STEM and strong, smart women and girls! (And Iggy.)

Emily Brown and the Thing

Saturday, May 18th through Sunday, May 19th
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Another book adaptation! Emily Brown and her stuffed rabbit Stanley can’t get to sleep one night–because the Thing outside her window can’t get to sleep either. Throughout the show, they try to placate the Thing as they travel through “the Dark and Scary Wood, the Whirling Wastes and beyond.”

EQT Bridge Theater Series

Get season tickets here

Have older kids? No problem. The EQT Bridge Theater Series is geared towards kids ages seven and up, and includes a lot of experiential theater.

Androcles and the Lion

This performance will be entirely in English, unlike this preview. 

Friday, November 2nd through Saturday, November 10th
Get tickets here

This show looks so, so cool. Just from the preview, it reminds me of elements of biblical stories (though the stories are not biblical–just gave me those feels!) told by a skilled orator, which is something so deeply human that we don’t get to experience in our society too often anymore. I’m also loving the small details from the art above head down to those comfy-looking seats.

Oh, and it’s making its North American premier here in Pittsburgh. So you’d literally be one of the first people to see it on this continent.

Moon Shot

EQT Bridge Theater Series

Friday, January 18th through Saturday, January 19th
Get tickets here

You know how the Heinz History Center currently has that exhibit showcasing the only part of the Apollo 11 aircraft to make it back to Earth?

Well, this would be a stellar pairing. See the show. Go to the museum. Be in awe of it all.

“Biggest Story, Smallest Stage. To recreate the story of America’s Apollo 11 lunar landing, seven actors squeeze onto a 21-square feet stage nearly as tight as NASA’s original Mercury capsules. Using only their bodies and their voices, this astounding play brings to life one of the most daring times in the history of human exploration: the Space Race. From the Cold War to Sputnik, from Yuri Gagarin to Neil Armstrong, this action-packed show brings the company’s tongue-in-cheek humor to a whole new atmosphere—one where the rules of gravity no longer apply.”

LEO

Pittsburgh Childrens theater free tickets

Friday, March 29th through Saturday, March 30th
Get tickets here

I don’t care what age you are, this show looks A-MAZING. It’s literally a play about what would happen if the rules of gravity changed, facilitated by talented performers and high-tech projection.

Murikamification

Saturday, May 18th through Sunday, May 19th
Get tickets here

No, that’s not ‘Mericanification. It’s Murikamification–after the popular Japanese fiction novelist Haruki Murikami. And this play based off some of his work looks absolutely and appropriately surreal:

Step into the daydream that unfolds before your eyes. Using the magical, surrealistic stories of Haruki Murakami as a source of inspiration, Kaiel creates an intensely physical and absurd performance trail. In each new city, the work is adapted to the local context. In each version of ‘Murikamification’, a diverse and curious audience is overwhelmed by surprising scenery in the streets of their own city. Follow the action on this moving theater piece throughout Pittsburgh’s own Cultural District.”

Ticket Giveaway

Pittsburgh Children's Theater Giveaway

Now that you’ve read all about the shows, let’s get to the giveaway! To kick the season off, Femme Frugality and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust are giving away four (4) tickets to any Citizens Bank Children’s Theater or EQT Bridge Theater series of your choice (excluding Androcles and the Lion.)

I know there’s a lot of exciting shows coming up–you don’t have to decide which one you’d pick just yet. Get an idea, enter the giveaway, and then if you win I’ll force you to make a hard decision. :p

This is only the first of many giveaways for this theater season, but it is the only one where you’ll be able to pick your own show–so take advantage! Best of luck!

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