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What Would Lucy Do?
Friday & Saturday Only!  Apr 25 & 26
Outrageous 1-Woman Comedy with Award-Winning Lucille Ball Impressionist Suzanne LaRusch

     Celebrate 100 Years of The Strand Theater All Year Long!

                                        The 1940s/50s


This hilarious comedy arrives at The Strand, live onstage, by award-winning Lucille Ball impressionist Suzanne LaRusch!  Suzanne is a Hollywood-based actress-impressionist who recreates the magic of the world's most beloved comedienne, Lucille Ball.
 
LaRusch first played Lucy Ricardo on special assignment for Universal Studios and quickly came to the attention of Lucie and Desi Arnaz Jr. who authorized her to portray their mother's work in venues across the country. 

Suzanne has entertained for former President George Bush, was a surprise guest for Roseanne at the 1997 Women in Film Lucy Awards, appeared on such national television programs The Better Half with Dick Clark, The View with Barbara Walters, and hosted 5 shows on HSN (Home Shopping Network) selling out of every “I Love Lucy” product offered.
 
Suzanne appeared on ABC on their highly rated reality show The Next Best Thing — a national competition for the greatest celebrity impersonator.  Suzanne wrote and performed all original material for the show.  The result?  America voted her the Number One Female Celebrity impressionist in the country!

"You're tremendous! It's a little eerie. We'll talk soon, Mom."
—Lucie Arnaz
 
"Suzanne's likeness to Lucille is uncanny. She has caught all her mannerisms, voice and even her appearance. It's kind of spooky!"
—Madelyn Paugh Davis, co-creator and writer of "I Love Lucy"
 
Friday, April 25  8:00pm
Saturday, April 26  2:00pm & 8:00pm

Free Collectible Pin! Each month, we'll offer a commemorative pin for a program that celebrates a decade in Strand history, patterned after the style of pin offered by the historic theater decades ago!  You can NOT buy them, they are available only with your paid admission!  Collect them all!
 
 

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$4 Seniors 60+

 

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Casablanca
Sunday Only!  Apr 27
     Celebrate 100 Years of The Strand Theater All Year Long!

                                            The 1940s


The #2 film on the American Film Institute's Top 100 movies of all time returns to The Strand for a special Centennial year engagement!

Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate (Humphrey Bogart) meets a former lover Ingrid Bergman), with unforeseen complications.

The sizzling chemistry between Bogart and Bergman is unmistakeable and the two Hollywood icons will forever be identified for their roles in this timeless classic.

Many of the actors who played the Nazis were in fact German Jews who had escaped from Nazi Germany.  In the famous scene where the "Marseillaise" is sung over the German song "Watch on the Rhine", many of the extras had real tears in their eyes; a large number of them were actual refugees from Nazi persecution in Germany and elsewhere in Europe and were overcome by the emotions the scene brought out.

Rick never says "Play it again, Sam." He says: "You played it for her, you can play it for me. If she can take it, I can take it so Play it!". Ilsa says "Play it, Sam. Play 'As Time Goes By"'. The incorrect line has become the basis for spoofs in movies such as A Night in Casablanca (1946) and Play It Again, Sam (1972).
 
Sunday, April 27 Only!  4:00pm

1942 Unrated | Runtime 102 minutes

Free Collectible Pin! Each month, we'll offer a commemorative pin for a program that celebrates a decade in Strand history, patterned after the style of pin offered by the historic theater decades ago!  You can NOT buy them, they are available only with your paid admission!  Collect them all!
 
 

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King's Faith
Sunday Only!  Apr 27  7:00pm
Starring Lynn Whitfield, Crawford Wilson & James McDaniel

When eighteen-year-old Brendan King attempts to leave his turbulent gang life behind him, his past continues to threaten his new-found faith, family, and future.

After Brendan's life spiraled to rock bottom, the teen found hope in a new relationship with Christ while serving time in a juvenile penitentiary. Recently released from prison, Brendan finds solace in the foster home of a couple struggling with suppressed grief. As the city-bred teen enrolls at a suburban high school, his support comes from a group of believers. Yet the bonds of his old way of life—and the gang that wants to know where he hid their stash on a long-ago night—are strong.

In his darkest moment, Brendan found faith. Now he must decide if it's worth the price to hold on to it. KING'S FAITH stars Emmy Award winner Lynn Whitfield, along with Crawford Wilson, Kayla Compton, and James McDaniel.

“King's Faith is an incredible story of a young man who experiences God’s redemption and begins to work through the consequences of his past with faith for his future.”
- Jim McBride, executive producer, Fireproof and Courageous

Sunday, April 27 Only!  7:00pm

2013 Rated PG-13 | Runtime 108 minutes

Special Presentation! Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Freedom is proud to present this special screening as a fundraiser for their mission work.  Join them for this inspiring tale of collapse, faith & redemption.
 
 

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$4 Seniors 60+

 

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12 Years a Slave
Friday - Sunday  May 2 - 5
Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor,  Michael K. Williams & Brad Pitt

           2014 Academy Award Winner for Best Picture!

Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Pitt) will forever alter his life.

Director Steve McQueen had been toying with the idea of writing a script about slavery featuring a black man who had been born free and was later forced into slavery, but was struggling with the script.  When his wife found Solomon Northup's biography and gave it to him, he was shocked that he had never heard of Northup before.  McQueen then decided to adapt the book instead.

Chiwetel Ejiofor at first turned down McQueen's offer to play the leading role, but then realized he had to get over his initial fear of taking on what McQueen thought would be role of the actor's lifetime. Ejiofor prepared for his role by immersing himself in the Louisiana plantation culture and learning how to use and play the violin.

Friday & Saturday, May 2 & 3  7:30pm
Sunday Matinee, May 4  4:00pm

2013 Rated R | No one under 17 admitted without accopmanying parent or guardian.  Sorry, no exceptions | Runtime 134 minutes
 
 

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Mars Area School District Film Festival
Sunday Only!  May 4  7:00pm
Featuring Out-Of-This-World Films by the Area's Top Student Filmmakers

Be sure to attend this 1-Night Only event, which is open to the public, to experience the budding talent of directors, actors, writers and editors from the Mars Area School District.  Then you can say you knew them 'when'..

Led by Mars Area Teacher Matthew Karczewski, the film festival is the culmination of a year's worth of instruction, training and hands-on production experience by students in the district's Broadcast Media I & II and Film Studies programs.  Students receive first-hand experience on the proper use of video cameras and the latest up-to-date Final Cut editing software on Mac computers.  Students are able to delve deeply into the world of broadcasting and media production. 

 

Students record/edit/ and broadcast their very own original footage throughout the school and community with the district's most modern up-to-date Broadcast Studio in the High School. 

 

For the film festival, students will be screening an eclectic mix of films (experimental, comedy, musical, parody, broadcast intros and projects, etc.) for their peers and the community.  Please join them for this exclusive event and support their efforts.


Sunday Only, May 4  7:00pm, doors open approximately 6:30pm
 
 

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Philomena
Friday Only!  May 9
Starring Judi Dench & Steve Coogan

     2014 Oscar and Golden Globe Nominee for Best Picture

A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.

When former journalist Martin Sixsmith (Coogan) is dismissed from the Labour Party in disgrace, he is at a loss as to what do. That changes when a young Irish woman approaches him about a story of her mother, Philomena, who had her son taken away when she was a teenage inmate of a Catholic convent.

Martin arranges a magazine assignment about her search for him that eventually leads to America. Along the way, Martin and Philomena discover as much about each other as about her son's fate. Furthermore, both find their basic beliefs challenged.

There are flashbacks which are done with "home movies". Some of these were created for the film but some of them are from actual footage of Judi Dench's real son.

Friday Only!  May 9  7:30pm

2013 Rated PG-13 | Runtime 134 minutes
 
 

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$10 - $15 Kids Under 12

 

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One Night Only Comedy & Variety Festival
Saturday & Sunday ONLY!  May 10 & 11
2 Days of 1 Night Only Comedy, Magic and.............Other Things

Mark (right) and Jonathan of Stunt Lab fame are back and this time they’re bringing some of their twisted friends along for the ride!  The One Night Only Comedy and Variety Festival is touring the state with high profile acts that have appeared on Jay Leno, David Letterman, and America’s Got Talent.  It’ll be a rip-roaring, rib-busting good time, be it with comedy, magic, stunts or various acts of daring-do!

Mark Hayward is a World Yo-yo Champion, a member of a World Champion Juggling Team, and a Spintop Champion. His mom is proud. Mark has traveled the world with a yo-yo on his finger (well, mostly in his pocket), and has made appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman twice, America’s Got Talent, and the NBC Nightly News (without committing a crime). Someday Mark hopes to perform for both the President and the Queen. Not being a convicted criminal should help with that.

Jonathan Burns was the kind of kid who would put his leg over his head at the family reunion or perform musical armpit farts to impress the girls. In 2004, contorting his body and impressing people with his unusual talents became his full-time job. Since then he has performed at over 250 colleges & universities, at festivals across the US, Canada, China, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland, & the UK and was recently featured on the Jay Leno Show & the Late Show with David Letterman.

Doogie Horner is a comedian, writer, and artist. He was a finalist on America’s Got Talent, won Helium Comedy Club’s Philly’s Funniest Award, and performed at Dave Chapelle’s Oddball Comedy Festival. He is the author of 100 Ghosts and Everything Explained Through Flowcharts.  His humor writing has appeared in McSweeney’s, Wired, Playboy, the London Times, and other publications. 

 

Harrison Greenbaum is "one of stand-ups hottest rising stars” (AM New York), one of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch,” and the winner of the Andy Kaufman Award for originality and creativity in comedy.  Harrison is an international headliner, selling out comedy clubs, theaters, and festival shows around the world. As a magician, Harrison was named one of “today’s best” by Newsday and will be appearing on the CW’s Masters of Illusion. His solo show, Harrison Greenbaum: What Just Happened?, was a sold-out smash at the legendary Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and enjoyed a critically-acclaimed run Off-Broadway.

 

Mutts Gone Nuts - Those hyper, wiry-furred, mixed-breed canines perform a zany blend of tricks, comedy, and unabashed doggie cuteness! Comedy duo Jessie and James have been bringing their unique blend of physical comedy and circus arts to audiences from Las Vegas to Tokyo since 1985. In 2005, they expanded their cast and adopted all six of their amazing canine comedy partners from shelters. Spreading the message of animal rescue, this top-notch act includes: stunt dogs, dancing dogs, trick dogs, a world class frisbee dog, and even talking dogs! Mutts Gone Nuts unleashes havoc and hilarity as veteran entertainers Jessie and James attempt to match wits with their hilarious pack of pooches in a comedy dog thrill show that leaves audiences howling for more.

 

Missy Moreno has played and trained with Chicago's Second City) & Annoyance Theater, IO (formerly Improv Olympic).  Her  improvised rock band RESET LIST played the New York City Music Improv Festival, Chicago Improv Festival and venues throughout the country.  Passionate for children's entertainment, Missy has worked with Chicago Kids Company, Storytown (IO, Chicago), Saltworks Theater (Pittsburgh) and relishes babysitting her friend's kids!  Based out of  Pittsburgh, her hometown & where she from Point Park Univesrity's Conservatory of Performing Arts, and NSAL Award Winner and National Competitor in "Comedy", Missy was featured at the ARCADE COMEDY Theater sharing her new musical cabaret series "MISSY MORENO & FRIENDS: A Musicomical Adventure".


Saturday, May 10  8:00pm
Sunday Matinee, May 11  2:00pm
 
 


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“BROADWAY CONCERT SERIES”

The 68th Annual TONY AWARDS CELEBRATION!
ONE SONG FROM EVERY "BEST MUSICAL"
TONY-WINNER IN BROADWAY HISTORY!
MAY 16 - 17, 2014
Pittsburgh's Own
LENORA NEMETZ!!!
Star of SIX Broadway Shows!

Lenora Nemetz left her native Pittsburgh as a teenager to work on Broadway. During her career she performed her way across the country and in SIX Broadway shows starting with her Broadway debut in Cabaret. A protégé of acclaimed choreographer, Bob Fosse. Lenora first came to the attention of New York critics when she replaced Chita Rivera as Velma Kelly in Fosse's production of Chicago. She went on to create the role of Delores Dante in the Broadway production of Working, winning a Drama Desk nomination. She co-starred with Peter Allen in his one man show Up in One both on Broadway and in Los Angeles. Nemetz co-starred with Chita Rivera as Angel in The Rink filling in for Liza Minelli. She made her New York City opera debut in the role of Gladys in the revival of The Pajama Game. National tours include Sweet Charity, Bye Bye Birdie, and Some Like it Hot. Local theatre fans have seen her in productions a Pittsburgh CLO, PIttsburgh Musical Theatre, City Theatre. Pittsburgh Public Theatre. AND NOW SHE'S COMING TO THE STRAND BROADWAY CONCERT SERIES!/


Lenora as 'Velma Kelly' opposite 'Ann Reinking' as Roxie Hart in Broadway's "Chicago."
Meet LENORA NEMETZ and a spectacular Cast of local stars.

The Broadway Concert Series wraps up its 5th Anniversary season and 15th Concert by celebrating Broadway's premiere Award... The Tony! We’ll sing one song from every “Best Musical” winner in Broadway history!

As always, this is an original concert produced exclusively for The Strand.
If You Don’t See it Here You Won't See it Anywhere Else.

Accompanied by THE STRAND THEATER ENSEMBLE under the musical direction of DAVID BRUCE SMITH.

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Friday, May 16th, 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 17th, 8:00 pm

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2- or 3-SHOW SUBSCRIPTION with this concert, "The Music of CY COLEMAN" or, add "BIBLE ON BROADWAY!"
Aside from savings on ticket prices, subscribers enjoy great benefits like:
Ticket Exchange, Date Change, Ticket Replacement and more! Contact the box office for more details.
 
 

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Some Like It Hot
Sunday Only!  May 18
     Celebrate 100 Years of The Strand Theater All Year Long!

                                            The 1950s


One of the most beloved gender-bending comedies of all time makes it’s contemporary debut at The Strand! When two musicians (Tony Curtis & Jack Lemmon) witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

When Curtis and Lemmon first put on the female make-up and costumes, they walked around the Goldwyn Studios lot to see if they could "pass" as women. Then they tried using mirrors in public ladies rooms to fix their makeup, and when none of the women using it complained, they knew they could be convincing as women. There is a scene on the train recreating this moment.

Stories of the difficulty that cast and crew had with Marilyn Monroe during the making of this film have grown to almost mythical proportions. In the "farewell" telephone conversation between Monroe and Tony Curtis, her side-to-side eye movements clearly reveal that she was reading her lines directly from an off-screen blackboard. According to Curtis, Monroe was routinely 2 to 3 hours late to the set, and occasionally refused to leave her dressing room.

Curtis has said that he asked Billy Wilder if he could imitate Cary Grant for his stint as the millionaire in the movie. Wilder liked it and they shot it that way. Apparently, Grant saw the parody of himself and stated, "I don't talk like that."

Sunday, May 18 Only!  4:00pm

1959 Unrated | Runtime 120 minutes

Free Collectible Pin! Each month, we'll offer a commemorative pin for a program that celebrates a decade in Strand history, patterned after the style of pin offered by the historic theater decades ago!  You can NOT buy them, they are available only with your paid admission!  Collect them all!
 
 

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TICKET PRICE:

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3rd Annual Seneca Valley Film Festival
Sunday Only!  June 1  7:30pm
Featuring Film Shorts, Documentaries & Features from SV's Emerging Filmmakers

Join us for what has become one of the most popular annual events since The Strand reopened.  The 3rd Annual Seneca Valley Film Festival will again showcase a plethora of submissions in various genres and styles of filmmaking.
 

Now in its third decade, and led currently by Teachers Janice Rice and Daniel McKosky, SVTV is a popular program in which students provide the district with a wide variety of programming. Their work is available for viewing on Armstrong Cable, channel 50 in Evans City, Cranberry, Zelienople, Harmony, and several other surrounding communities. The studio is at Seneca Valley Senior High School, where students broadcast a live, fully-produced news program, Seneca Says, as well as many other shows. Some of the most popular programs include concerts, plays, athletic events, and other videos that feature local events and community members.

Students and faculty strive to provide programming that is informative, entertaining, creative, and relevant. Most programs are produced fully or in part by students and community members.  

 

The district offers several media and broadcast classes, giving students wide and varied experience in this ever-growing and ever-changing medium.  The Festival will feature film shorts, parodies, broadcast clips and features, showcasing a variety of genres and student talent.

This event is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend.  Come on out and experience the incredible talent that is developing right in your own back yard.
 

Sunday Only, June 1,  7:30pm, doors open approximately 7:00pm
 
 

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$20 -$25 Reserved Seating

 

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LIGHTS OUT
Saturday Only!  June 14
Incredible Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Lights Out is a four part vocal group that performs what is being called "The #1 Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in the country". With a lead singer who sounds almost identical to Frankie Valli himself, the group's infectious personality and fully choreographed show promises to keep audiences wanting more even after the curtain closes. Along with their Tribute, Lights Out brings the...ir "Journey Through Musical Time", a medley of rock and roll hits from the 50's through the 90's, to audiences around the country!



Expect to hear such top hits like Sherry, Big Girls Don't Cry, Walk Like A Man, Who Loves You, Dawn, Grease, Oh What A Night (1963) ......and many more.  The band performs at top venues all over the country and is now bringing their incredible show to The Strand!

D
on't miss this high energy romp down memory lane with a group that's been recognized all over the country for their tight vocal harmonies, crisp choreography and amazing showmanship.  They arrive at The Strand for one day only!

Satrurday Only!  June 14  2 Shows  2pm & 8pm
 
 

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TICKET PRICE:

$25 - $35 Reserve Seating

 

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The 70s v. The 80s - A RETROspective
Friday & Saturday ONLY!  Aug 8 & 9
Starring Pittsburgh's Own The Hewlett-Anderson Band!

Pete Hewlett and Scott Anderson return to The Strand with their top-shelf bandmates for a brand new concert experience!  The band first appeared to celebrate the music of John Lennon and Paul McCartney as part The Strand's exclusive Broadway Concert Series.  The following year, they presented The Beatles and Beyond, an incredible show that not only showcased music from The Fab Four, but also from the artists that influenced them as well as latter-day music icons who were inspired by the boys from Liverpool. 



Now The Hewlett-Anderson Band has created an entirely new program, The 70s versus The 80s! a RETROspective.  The show compares and contrasts the musical styles and influences that two generations of music lovers grew up on.  From Album Oriented Rock, Psychedelic Love and Disco to Corporate Rock, Punk and Techno, the 70s and 80s couldn't have been more different.  But which was the better decade?  Which was your favorite?  Regardless, you'll love it all as The Hewlett-Anderson Band reflects on it all in this incredible,
original concert event!

Friday & Saturday Only!  August 8 & 9  8:00pm
 
 
 
 
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