PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
CITIZENS BANK CHILDREN’S THEATER SERIES
MARCH 5-12, 2017
SIX PERFORMANCE LOCATIONS
Pittsburgh, PA –The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is proud to present Circo Comedia as part of Citizens Bank Children’s Theater Series. Performances take place March 5 through 12, 2017 at six performance locations throughout the area.
Circo Comedia stars duo Jean Saucier and Patrick Côté. Montreal natives, Saucier and Côté perform acrobatic tricks and daring feats topped with their humor and eccentricity. Saucier, an equilibrist, juggler, trick cyclist, acrobat and magician, performs from great heights while Côté, a clown, expert roller skater and drummer, acts as his somewhat imperfect assistant. The show follows the tradition of the Quebec Circus. Standard Free Holder, raved, “Their fast paced entertaining show was an adventure for all ages. Stunts and tricks were enjoyed by the sell-out crowd who found it hard not to laugh, as the talented duo reached out to involve the audience in their routines.”
Jean Saucier has been performing since a young age. At 18, he attended the École National du Cirque de Montréal. He was later hired by Cirque du Soleil. From 1999-2006, Saucier performed with his first Circo Comedia partner, Lawrence Smythe. In 2004, Saucier began performing Circo Comedia with current partner Patrick Côté.
Patrick Côté also trained at École National due Cirque du Montréal. Since the late 1980s, Côté has been creating comedic characters and performances for an array of audiences. He joined Saucier in Circo Comedia in 2004. For more information, visit www.circocomedia.com.
Individual tickets (General admission: $12 at the door; $10 in advance) 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. Children under 2 are free but require a lap pass. Subscriptions and Flex Ticket Packages to the Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater series are available by calling 412-456-1390.
Performance locations include: City: Byham Theater, March 5 at 2:00 p.m.; East: Penn Hills High School, March 8 at 7:00 p.m.; North: Marshall Middle School, March 9 at 5:30 & 7:30 p.m.; West: Avonworth High School, March 10 at 7:00 p.m.; South: Mellon Middle School, March 11 at 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.; and Butler: Seneca Valley Senior High School, March 12 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.