PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
CITIZENS BANK CHILDREN’S THEATER SERIES
FEBRUARY 14-19, 2017
SIX PERFORMANCE LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE AREA
Pittsburgh, PA—The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is proud to present Galumpha as part of 2016-2017 Citizens Bank Children’s Theater Series. Performances take place February 14 through 19, 2017 at six performance locations throughout the area.
In Galumpha, three performers create a performance full of amazing acrobatics, visual effects, physical comedy and choreography. Galumpha encompasses imagination, beauty and muscle in one exciting performance. “Galumpha” is the play-energy often exhibited by puppies and children but also by lively communities. Along with the performers, the audience will no doubt feel Galumpha throughout the performance.
Galumpha has performed around the world receiving praises for their work. San Francisco Chronicle shared the performers’ “strength, agility, and underlying grace…is unflagging and amazing” and the San Francisco Bay Guardian raved, “Extraordinary feats of athleticism and lyrical beauty.” The group has been honored with the Edinburgh Festival Critics’ Choice Award and Moers International Comedy Arts Prize.
Galumpha, was formed in 2002 by Andy Horowitz and Greg O’Brien and is based in Binghamton, New York. The group has performed their works “Velcro” and “Clackers,” on various broadcasts including Late Show with David Letterman, Crook and Chase talk show, The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon 2002, MTV, SHOWTIME, A & E and international comedy festival Just for Laughs held in Montreal, Canada. The company weaves a variety of music into their performances, for example classical works by Sergei Rachmaninov and Gustav Mahler, as well as more contemporary music such as Czech band Jablkon. For more information, visit galumpha.com. To watch a video clip: https://vimeo.com/164925787.
Individual tickets ($10.50) can be ordered online at www.TrustArts.org/kids, by calling 412-456-6666, or in person at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue. Group tickets can be ordered by calling 412-471-6930.
Subscriptions and Flex Ticket Packages to Citizens Bank Children’s Theater Series are available by calling 412-456-1390. *Children under 2 are free but require a lap pass.
Performance locations include:
Butler: Seneca Valley Senior High School, Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
East: Penn Hills High School, Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
North: Marshall Middle School, Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 5:30 & 7:30 p.m.
West: Avonworth High School, Friday, February 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
South: Mt. Lebanon High School, Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
City: Byham Theater, Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents a variety of family programming including the following series and festival. For more information please visit www.TrustArts.org.
The Citizens Bank Children’s Theater (now in its 47th season), a division of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, opens the door for children to experience professional performing arts programming which inspires, challenges, educates, and stimulates respect for and an understanding of all cultures in an entertaining and enlightening way. The series introduces children to the arts early in life sparking their interest and appreciation so they continue to enjoy and support the arts as they grow up.
The EQT Bridge Theater Series (now in its second season, 2016-2017), for ages 7 and up, expands upon the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s mission of bringing artistic opportunities to children of all ages through culturally diverse performances that will continue to engage young audiences through participation, encouragement of and respect for their creative ideas and develop their interest in the arts.
The EQT Children’s Theater Festival (celebrating its 31st year in 2017; May 18-21, 2017) is one of only four international children’s theater festivals in the nation. For the fourth year, the EQT Foundation, the charitable affiliation of EQT Corporation, will serve as the lead and title sponsor of the Children’s Theater Festival. The festival is known for performances and area premieres from artists around the world, free outdoor arts, music and installations, and unique free hands-on activities for any age. The festival welcomes everyone to participate in the educational and cultural experiences that bring people together while enjoying elements of fun and surprise.
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. For more information, visit TrustArts.org.