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 Blithe Spirit enchanted audiences

Pittsburg Community Theatre's production of Blithe Spirit had audiences laughing and seeing into the beyond! Performed by an amazing cast of talented actors, Blithe Spirit will be on our minds for years to come.

 

Director, Barbara Halperin-Jacobs, chose to award the Gypsy Coat to Dianna Schepers (Assistant Production Supervisor/Deck Crew) for her help with the production and jumping in, sometimes at the last minute, when needed. Congratulations Dianna!

 

Dateline: Sunday - March 5, 2017.

 

 

 PCT Awarded with Shellie at 38th Annual Shellie Awards

Steven W Mergogey-Conti was awarded with the Special Contribution to the Arts Award at the 38th Annual Shellie Awards this year. Steven was honored for his years of service, but more recently his invaluable support and
countless volunteer hours to the company.

 

Steven, a Pittsburg resident, was introduced to PCT nearly 25 years ago,
when a friend of his in the third grade made him accompany her to the
preview night of "Annie". Later he would finally work up the courage to audition leading him to a role in the musical ‘Oliver.’ Later in life, after taking time to go to college where he studied theatre and directing, he joined the Board of Directors as Media Coordinator and directed his first show, "Disney's Mulan Jr." He has been an active member of the Board and has directed at least one show per season since.

 

“I ask you to envision this: A pre-teen playing his first role in children's theatre, a teen performing as an adult in a serious drama, a young adult; acting, singing and dancing in a musical, a media coordinator managing a website, a graphic artist producing posters, a creator of on screen, pre-show presentations, a house manager; in charge of concessions and the ushers, a children's theatre director, a musical director, a member of the board of directors!” said PEAHOF inductee Betty Brown, PCT’s Executive Manager during her speech when presenting the award. “Now, did you envision 10 people? I'm only talking about one.”

 

Thanking the Board of Directors of PCT, his family and his husband, Steven gladly accepted the award. "It's hard work, it's fun work and it's well rewarded; to look at the audience and to just see everything come together in the end." Steven said as he accepted his reward. Catching up with him later he had this to say, "It is an honor to be recognized by my peers in such a way. There is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes, months even years, before a production opens, but as I said earlier, it is worth everything that comes with it with one look at the audience enjoying themselves."

 

Congratulations Steven, keep up the awesome work!

 

Dateline: Saturday - January 14, 2017.

 

 

 

 Mister Roberts honors our veterans

This past Veterans Day weekend Pittsburg Community Theatre's produced Mister Roberts in honor of our local veterans as well as the upcoming 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. The very talented cast portrayed the story convincingly, and without flaw.

 

Director, Alice Lustre, chose to award the Gypsy Coat to Michael Wilson (Lieutenant (JG) Roberts/Production Manager/Set Designer) for his dedication and hard work, going above and beyond the call of duty. Congratulations Michael!

 

 

Dateline: Sunday - November 13, 2016.

 

 

 Fiddler on the Roof brought Tradition to the 2016 - 2017 Season

Pittsburg Community Theatre's production of Fiddler on the Roof was the talk of the town. This traditional musical had the audience singing along to such songs as "Matchmaker" and "Sunrise, Sunset". Fiddler was a great success and will be remembered for years to come.

 

Director, Steven W Mergogey-Conti, chose to award the Gypsy Coat to Alicia Nicole Andreatta-Jacques (Hodel/Choreographer) and Bobbie Barlow (Golde/Properties Master) for Their extreme dedication and jumping into rolls above and beyond their initial duties throughout the entire process. Congratulations Nikki and Bobbie!

 

Dateline: Sunday - September 25, 2016.

 

 

 The Normal Heart Closes Season on a Powerful Note

Pittsburg Community Theatre's production of The Normal Heart was the talk of the
town. This captivating, true, story about the beginning of the AIDS epidemic showed
the audience how difficult it was to get the government to acknowledge this insidious disease. When actual statistics were provided via voice overs of actual New York
Times articles or clips of actual news broadcasts, there were audiable gasps from the audience. This show hit home for many involved and that made for some powerful theatre.

 

Director, Steven W Mergogey-Conti, chose to award the Gypsy Coat to Sarah
Katsuleres (Assistant Director) for her extreme dedication and jumping into rolls above and beyond her initial duties throughout the entire process. Congratulations Sarah!

 

Dateline: Sunday - May 15, 2016.

 

 

 6RMS RIV VU Was a Delightful Addition to the 2015-2016 Season

Pittsburg Community Theatre's production of the dramedy 6RMS RIV VU showed audiences what happens when two strangers contemplate having an affair.

 

Directors, Michael Wilson and Betty Brown, chose to award the Gypsy Coat to Bill Schneider and Lisa Luttinger (Paul & Anne) for their hard work throughout the entire process. Congratulations Bill & Lisa!

 

 

 

 

 

Dateline: Sunday - April 17, 2016.

 Once Upon a Mattress Had Us Laughing in the Aisles

Pittsburg Community Theatre's production of the hilarious Once Upon a Mattress was the talk of the town. From the Introduction Speech by Betty Brown to the moment Princess Winifred finally fell asleep, audiences were captivated by the funny antics on stage. Performed by a talented cast of 28, this show will be one for the history books!

 

Director, Dianna Schepers, chose to award the Gypsy Coat to Alice Lustre (Assistant Director/Sir Russell) for her dedication throughout the entire process. Congratulations Alice!

 

 

 

 

Dateline: Sunday - March 13, 2016.

 PCT wins a Shellie at the 2016 ceremony

Pittsburg Community Theatre received one Shellie Award on January 16 at the 2016 ceremony at the Lesher Regional Arts Center in Walnut Creek. Sunny Shergil received
a Shellie for Outstanding Lighting Design of a Play for his work on Greater Tuna. Dianna Schepers accepted the award on Sunny’s behalf. Congratulations Sunny, and thank you for your hard work!

 

 

 

 

 

Dateline: Saturday - January 16, 2016.

  13 the Musical Rocked Its Way Into Our Hearts

Pittsburg Community Theatre brought to life a rockin' coming-of-age musical as it's second show of the 2015-2016 season. 15 talented youth, ranging from 11-19 years of age, portrayed a group of 13 year olds finding their way through new and awkward feelings and what it is to "become a man."

 

Director Steven W Mergogey-Conti chose to award the Gypsy Coat to Bryan Fernandez and Levi Coren. "These two guys were always profesional, willing to do or try anything I threw at them and always there to boost morale." Is what he had to say about these two young men. Congratulations Bryan and Levi!

 

 

Dateline: Sunday - November 23, 2015.


  Moon Over Buffalo Opens The Season With Laughter

Pittsburg Community Theatre's 2015-2016 Season kicked off with the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Barbara Halperin-Jacobs. The wonderful cast had audiences roaring with laughter at every twist and turn.

 

The honor of the Gypsy Coat was awarded to Jason Thompson (George Hay) for his wonderful performance and dedication to the show. Our hats go off to you Jason!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dateline: Sunday - October 11, 2015.