PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
COHEN & GRIGSBY TRUST PRESENTS SERIES
PEPPA PIG’S SURPRISE
THE BRAND NEW LIVE SHOW COMES TO THE
BYHAM THEATER | SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2017
PITTSBURGH—The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the North American Tour of Peppa Pig’s Surprise, visiting more than 60 cities in 2017 and beyond, will make a stop in Pittsburgh on Sunday, October 22, 2017, with performances at 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., at the Byham Theater, 101 Sixth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. This event is presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, part of the 2017-2018 Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series. The Peppa Pig stage show, based on Entertainment One’s (eOne) top-rated TV series, airing daily on Nick Jr., is one of the most successful family theater tours in U.S. history. Peppa Pig’s 2016 national tour was rated the “#1 box office family tour” by Pollstar.
Tickets starting at $43.75, and VIP tickets at $143.75, are available at the following official Pittsburgh Cultural Trust ticket sources: online at TrustArts.org, by calling Guest Services at 412-456-6666, or in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue. For groups of 10+ call 412-471-6930, online at TrustArts.org/GroupSales, or in person at Theater Square Box Office.
In Peppa Pig’s Surprise, it’s a lovely day and Peppa is playing outside with her friends. Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig have got a surprise for her and her younger brother George, but no matter how hard they try, they cannot guess what it is. Audiences will enjoy interactive fun, games and, of course, many surprises. The live show encompasses the charming, colorful nature of the incredibly popular television series and features brand-new songs and life-size puppets that walk, talk, dance, and jump up and down to give audiences a unique, interactive theatrical experience from the moment the curtain opens. The fun-filled show brings the hit TV series to life on stage, giving families the opportunity to engage with their favorite characters like never before in an unforgettable first live theater experience.
“Peppa Pig’s Surprise promises to be the perfect theater show for all preschoolers,” said Director Richard Lewis, who returns to adapt episodes from the hit TV show for stage as he did with the touring smash hit Peppa Pig’s Big Splash. “It’s been an incredible experience seeing the children’s reactions to the live stage show. It just confirms that Peppa Pig really is a worldwide phenomenon.”
“Audience response has been overwhelmingly positive to the first tour and we look forward to bringing Peppa’s story to life on stage once again with a whole new adventure,” said Jonathan Shank, Executive Producer, Red Light Management. “Kids love interacting with these characters on stage.”
Peppa Pig Surprise is directed by Richard Lewis, with composer Mani Svavarsson, lyricist Matt Lewis, designer Simon Scullion, music director Andy Booth, and produced by Red Light Management, Fiery Angel, and eOne.
About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the company delivers the best content to the world.
Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location. The company’s rights library is accessible across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks. www.entertainmentone.com
Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series
The Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series will feature an exceptional season of dazzling area premiers, returning favorites and one of a kind performances – for all ages. From music to dance, comedy, theater and more, the series will bring an array of national and international award-winning performers to the unique stages of the Benedum Center, Byham Theater and August Wilson Center located in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. Cohen & Grigsby has been the presenting sponsor of the series since the 2008-2009 season. For more information about the current Cohen &Grigsby Trust Presents series, visit: www.TrustArts.org.
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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 Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. www.TrustArts.org