SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO: THE CULTURAL TRUST’S 2020 SHOWS

Hello from home! While we’re all social distancing, self-isolating and, if social media has shown us anything, baking a whole lot of bread, it may seem like it will be an eternity until we’re able to make plans for social outings again. We’re forever optimists here at Urbanist, and we find it helpful during this crazy time to look toward the future — and today, that means the Cultural Trust’s 2020 performances.

The Trust announced its new 2020-2021 season, and we’ll be thrilled when the day arrives when we can get a little dressed up for a night of theater. Without further ado, here’s something a bit more cultured to look forward to while you binge watch Tiger King from your couch.

 Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations 

Aug. 25-30, 2020. This electrifying, new smash-hit Broadway musical follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is filled with Motown hits and incredible choreography, which makes it a fun one to kick off the season.

Beautiful — The Carole King Musical

Sept 29-Oct. 4, 2020. The first of two season specials, teen songwriter Carole King finds her own voice when, after years writing hit pop songs for other performers, she becomes a star in her own right.

Hadestown

Oct. 27-Nov. 1, 2020. The New York Times called it ‘as good as it gets’ while Vogue has hailed this as ‘your next musical obsession’ and sure to be one of the fan f This haunting eight-time Tony winner including best musical intertwines the stories of Hades, King of the Underworld with the folk-pop songs of Anais Mitchell for something truly unique and exciting.

To Kill a Mockingbird

Nov. 24-29, 2020. Here’s one we’re especially excited for! The tickets for the Broadway show had been (?) sold out for months with crowds eager to see the show Rolling Stone called ‘Unforgettable and unmissable.’  The stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s iconic novel brings beloved characters like Atticus Finch, Scout Finch, and Calpurnia to life with a script by celebrated screenwriter Aaron Sorkin.

Hamilton

Jan. 5-Feb. 7, 2021. It’s back! If you missed seeing the Broadway hit the first time it came to Pittsburgh this past year, you’ll have another chance to snag tickets to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical sensation in early 2021.

The Cher Show

Feb. 23-28, 2021. Three actresses play the iconic pop star at different stages throughout her career in this fun musical — and we are totally here for it.

Oklahoma!  

March 9-14, 2021. The modern reimagining of the classic musical won a Tony award for Best Revival of a Musical in 2019.  And with a date a little over a year out, it will give you plenty of time to bone up on the soundtrack.

Pretty Woman: The Musical

March 30-April 4, 2021. Does this one even need an explanation? If you miss it, it will be a big mistake — huge!

My Fair Lady

April 13-18, 2021. Another classic reimagined for modern day, and filled with songs that we all love to sing along with.

For tickets and more information on this exciting season, click here.  Remember supporting our arts organizations is just as important in this strange time so also consider becoming a Trust member or an additional annual gift.