Without the applause of an audience, actors have no way of knowing how well they've died. Stand and ovate with this GrouponLive deal to see You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up! at Cabaret at Theater Square presented by Pittsburgh CLO. For $20, you get one ticket for best-available seating at the time of purchase. Choose from the following showtimes:
- Friday, February 1, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $39.75 value, including all fees)
- Saturday, February 2, at 2 p.m. (up to a $34.75 value, including all fees)
- Saturday, February 2, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $44.75 value, including all fees)
- Sunday, February 3, at 2 p.m. (up to a $34.75 value, including all fees)
- Thursday, February 7, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $39.75 value, including all fees)
- Friday, February 8, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $39.75 value, including all fees)
Doors open 90 minutes before showtime.
Written by real-life husband and wife Jeff Kahn and Annabelle Gurwitch, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up! is an acerbic look back on a decade of marriage as interpreted by two very different (but equally funny) minds. Using biting remarks as an alternative to biting each other, the actors playing Annabelle and Jeff share deep-seated neuroses, lightning wits, and a willingness to hit below the belt—none of which can disguise the strong current of affection traveling underneath the bumpy ride of day-to-day life.
Over the course of 75 minutes, the two reminisce about their life together from their first date to their first fight at the end of their first date. Sex, therapy, kids, no sex, flunking therapy—all are fair game, along with even more serious matters of life and death that, according to the Washington Post, are still "handled with a smile and a laugh" in the source material. Robin Abramson stars as the couple’s female half, getting ample opportunity alongside costar Gregory Johnstone to display the “extraordinary emotional range” that the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette noted in naming her 2009’s Performer of the Year.
Dedicated to celebrating musical theater's past and present while paving the way toward its future, the Pittsburgh CLO lauds distinguished musical-theater folk while launching the careers of the next generation. Originally dubbed the Civic Light Opera Association, the Pittsburgh CLO launched in 1946 to much fanfare, including that of the Sun Telegraph, which declared "the CLO will inaugurate a cycle in the city's musical history that will outlive us all." Their assertion proved true—the CLO moved several times to support its expansion, established an Academy of Musical Theater, created the Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater, and injected itself with an immortality serum. Its spot in Pittsburgh's cultural community solidified, the CLO continues to stage national tours and Broadway shows while cultivating homegrown talent with original premieres.
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Cabaret at Theater Square
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