Spurred goalward by experienced head coach Justin Evans, The Pittsburgh Riverhounds take to the grassy battlefield and dribble figure-8s around opponents from the eastern United States and beyond. Soccer enthusiasts can exchange their general-admission ticket for a stadium's-eye view of the Riverhounds' roster of talented kickers in action, as well as two earfuls of noise from their loyal mob of fans, the Steel Army. The 12-year-old team gained national recognition last year by joining the United Soccer Leagues Pro Division, one steppingstone away from the MLS and two steppingstones from the NFL.
Founded in hopes of bringing about a revival of the American brass band, River City Brass aims to share the uniquely joyous art form with audiences across Pennsylvania. And for the past 30-odd years, the group has done just that. River City Brass’s 28-piece ensemble—some of whom have been members since the early ’80s—play more than 50 concerts annually. Their programs span continents and centuries, with every performance bringing a new showcase of styles. Modern music, classical pieces, big-band jazz, and show tunes have all passed through RCB’s bright cornets, chortling tubas, and crisp percussion.
Arranged by Emmy award-winning composer Jace Vek, Amish Burlesque pays homage to the performing greats through the absurd lens of traditional Amish lifestyle. With guest appearances by not "Cher" and not "Nancy Sinatra," this indulgently comedic and shamelessly referential show showcases laugh-inducing language, themes, and action for audiences 13 and up. On stage, the cast soars through sung silliness and danced dedication. Out in the seats, guests participate in a variety of choreographed chime-ins and shout-outs. Whether you and your guests are sitting back and soaking up the show or standing up for prideful parody, you'll have no shortage of soreness on your giggle-plexes and no excess of frown lines on your facial regions.
A Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner, David Auburn's drama Proof establishes how difficult it is to prove sanity, love, and faith. After discovering a potentially groundbreaking mathematical proof in her deceased father's notebook, a young woman questions how much of his genius, and madness, she has inherited. The show contains adult language, so parents bringing young ones are encouraged to stuff their kids’ ears with peanut butter before the show.