Latest Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera Stories
Andy Kaufman lives -- sort of. One of the more controversial characters played by the famously off-the-wall comedian, who died in 1984, was Tony Clifton, a foul- mouthed, pompadored lounge singer who dressed in appalling '70s- style outfits and treated his audiences like dirt.
By Alice T. Carter, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Aug. 7--Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera saved the best for last. "West Side Story," the final production of its 2008 summer season, took the company out on a soaring and emotional high.
By Patti Conley, Beaver County Times, Pa. Aug. 3--PITTSBURGH -- Ali Ewoldt is a just-in-case kind of a girl.
By Alice T. Carter, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Aug. 3--For Van Kaplan, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera executive producer, putting "West Side Story" on this season's schedule had a particular urgency.
By Alice T. Carter, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 18--The 2009 winners of the Gene Kelly Awards for best actress and actor will have a chance to perform at the Palace Theatre on Broadway. Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera has partnered with Nederlander Presentations Inc.
By Alice T. Carter, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 17--As Matt Ashford sees it, sharpshooter Frank Butler and "Days of Our Lives" character Jack Devereaux have a lot in common. Both are little boys at heart.
By Patti Conley, Beaver County Times, Pa. Jul. 13--PITTSBURGH -- The neon lights will be bright at the Benedum Center on Tuesday.