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Pittsburgh Public Theater presents 42nd season with ‘Between Riverside and Crazy’

Actors Eugene Lee and Bryant Bentley are excited to be performing in Pittsburgh again.

“I feel at home here in Pittsburgh. I love the city and the people are very welcoming,” said Eugene Lee who last performed the electrifying one-man show,” How I Learned What I Learned,” an autobiographical story about Pittsburgh Playwright August Wilson for the Pittsburgh Public Theater in 2015. “I am excited to be working with the Pittsburgh Public Theater again.

The World According to Snoopy will have its world premiere in February 2017 in Texas

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) and the Humphreys School of Musical Theatre (HSMT) will join forces with Kaitlin Hopkins and the Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance to present The World According To Snoopy, a revised version of the classic musical Snoopy!!!

The musical will have its world premiere at Texas State University February 14, 2017, at the Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre and make its regional premiere at Theatre Under the Stars (Zilkha Hall) in Houston, TX, June 6. The premiere coincides with the 50th anniversary of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.

Texas State University ranks #9 performing arts schools in the USA

We reviewed 1,348 performing arts colleges in USA. The most performing arts schools and colleges are located in California (150 schools),New York (92 schools), Texas (91 schools), and Pennsylvania (77 schools).

Texas State graduates participate in Caraval Latino Commons Festival

Texas State graduates Jecamiah Ybanez, Oscar Cabrera, Jacqueline Guillen and Ben Manno participated in The Caraval Latino Commons festival in Chicago at DePaul University along with major Latino writers including 2015/16 Black and Latino Conference honoree, Octavio Solis. Celebrating over 60 plays with staged readings of 12 playwrights.

Women in the Performing Arts: Kaitlin Hopkins

In my continuing series, Women in the Performing Arts, I am spotlighting a handful of remarkable females who lead some of the most successful college theatre programs in the U.S. They discuss the development of their programs, and the impact their teaching is having on young artists.

This is the third in my series. Kaitlin Hopkins heads the musical theatre department at Texas State University, just outside Austin, TX.

Texas State theatre students bring home Kennedy Center awards

Texas State University theatre students Jordan Morille (left) and Kevin Talley took home national honors at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) April 13-18 at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

BBW Reviews: Kiss Me Kate will leave you feeling amorous

There are some shows that are ageless. Kiss Me Kate is one of them. The Cole Porter musical, while 67 years young, still entertains with ease, and Texas State University's current production of it showcases all that makes the show great.

The Soul of the American Actor: Kaitlin Hopkins

Has worked in theatre, film, television and radio for over 30 years. In the fall of 2009, Ms. Hopkins became head of the BFA Musical Theatre program at Texas State University. She has appeared on Broadway in: "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," Noises Off," and "Anything Goes" (Lincoln Center). Her Off Broadway appearances include: "The Great American Trailer Park Musical," "Bare, a pop opera," Nicky Silver's "Beautiful Child" (Vineyard Theatre), "Bat Boy-The Musical" (Drama Desk/Ovation nom.), "Come Back, Little Sheba" (Roundabout Theatre), and "Johnny Pye and the Foolkiller."

In Performance: Bobby Moreno

"A rooster with issues is the latest physically demanding stage role for Mr. Moreno, a lanky 30-year-old with a playful grin and mischievous brown eyes that reflect his Panamanian and Irish lineage. An Army brat who grew up in New York and Texas, Mr. Moreno has gained acclaim for an array of boldly oddball roles." 

- The New York Times