Our 2017 Summer Musical Preview features a mixed bag of musicals from the interactive Clue, the zany Spamalot to three “serious” musicals exploring life’s purpose; Avenue Q, Pippin and Big Fish.
Front Porch Theatricals is excited to put Big Fish in the directing hands of Pittsburgh native Spencer Whale, a vibrant young storyteller and Cornell University graduate.
Big Fish is a magnificent whopper of a tale that centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest… and then some! Edward tells incredible, larger-than-life stories that thrill everyone around him. His adult son, Will, is no longer amused by his father’s fantastical tales and insists on a rational rather than an exaggerated account of his father’s life. When Edward’s health declines and Will learns that he and his wife, Josephine, will have a son of their own, Will decides to find out his father’s “true” life story, once and for all.
Big Fish is a heartfelt, powerful, and truly magical musical about fathers, sons, and the stories that we use to define our identities. Big Fish is a show that’s richer, funnier and BIGGER than life itself.
This will be Whales’s return to musical theatre in Pittsburgh after he won a Gene Kelly Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role when he was a student at North Hills High School before he attended Cornell University. Billy Hartung plays Edward Bloom and Kristiann Menotiades is his wife Sandra.
Big Fish by Front Porch Theatricals at the new Hazlett Theatre on the North Side. Performances run August 18th to 27th. Tickets: Adults: $30 online; $35 at the door; Students, Groups and Artists; $24 and are on sale now on ShowClix! https://www.showclix.com/event/big-fish
Reviews for Violet
"Front Porch has managed to summon the perfect person for every role."
- Ted Hoover, City Paper
Front Porch musical "Violet" finds beauty in tolerance
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"Pittsburgh's finest producer of musical theatre" - Pittsburgh in the Round Review of Violet
Entertainment Central Pittsburgh: "Do You Beleive in Miracles? Violet Does."
Hopeful musical "Violet" is in full bloom on the North Side Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
See the reviews from Floyd Collins
'Burgh Vivant Review: Ace in the Hole: A Review of Floyd Collins
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: TRAPPED!
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Front Porch Theatricals' Explores Early Media Craze
Preview articles on The Spitfire Grill:
The Pittsburgh Tribune
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Jewish Chronicle
The City Paper
Read the previews from local newspapers on The Last Five Years
Read the reviews of The Light inthe Po summon the perfect person for every role"iazza
Post-Gazette: Passionate 'Light in the Piazza' brings the heat
TribLive: Lovely performances bring 'Piazza' to life
City Paper: "Performers who can melt with their talent"
Broadway World: "The Light in the Piazza Dazzles at Front Porch"
Pittsburgh Stage Magazine: Piazza Piazza!
Previews for The Light in the Piazza:
Post Gazette Stage preview: Troupe tackles classical, operatic score of "Light in the Piazza” with gusto
Tribune-Review Front Port Theatricals' 'The Light in the Piazza' challenges audience, performers