2023 Season:          Five Standup Comedy Shows, Five Concerts, Three Plays and a Musical!

 

Save money and purchase a Season Pass! Our Season Pass is good for 6 admissions to any of our shows! Why not see one of each? For example, attend 1standup comedy night, 1 concert, 3 plays and our musical.

 

Regular price would be $120.00.           
Season Pass Price:  Only $100.00!

That's a $20.00 savings, or it's like buying tickets for five shows and getting the sixth show for free. 

 

We have an amazing 2023 season lined up for you at the Iron Horse Community Theatre.

 

I’ll start with our concerts. Thanks to a Heinz Endowment Grant, we will have another amazing concert series in 2023. More specific details are coming to this website soon, but we will have 5 incredible concerts beginning on Valentine's Day Weekend, February 11th. The other concerts dates are May 20, July 22, September 23, and November 25. On September 23 we will be having an all day Latin American celebration outside and inside the theatre. This mostly free event will have arts and crafts making for the kids to participate in. We will also have handcrafted items from Peru, Argentina, Mexico and Ecuador for sale from venders set up on the sidewalks outside the theatre, and food trucks with Mexican, Argentinian, and Peruvian food. We will also feature a Mariachi band playing on our outdoor stage with Mexican Folklore dancers in full costumes. We will also be featuring Peruvian dancers, and live Bossa Nova guitar music inside the theatre. Salsa dance lessons will be available (for a small fee) inside the theatre on the second floor. So wear your dancing shoes!  Our evening concert (regular concert prices) will complement our free all day event. The concert will feature Flamenco music with singers and dancers in full costumes. Don't miss this amazing Latin American cultural experience!

 

 

Our first Friday Standup Comedy Night for the new year will be Friday, February 10.  We also have Standup Comedy Nights on May 19, July 29, September 23, and November 25. Our Saturday February 10th show will be part of our special comedy/concert Valentine’s weekend. 

 

Also, in 2023 we will be performing 3 plays and 1 musical. We start in June with the very touching story, I and You. I and You is an ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness. Then in August we perform a play called, Now and Then. Now and Then is a heartfelt romantic comedy about the important choices we make in life and about the people we spend our life with. In October we will be performing the acclaimed play, Proof. The play won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play. Proof is a work that explores mental illness and the value of caretaking. It is the story of an enigmatic young woman, Catherine, her manipulative sister, and their brilliant father. In December we finish our season with the wonderful autobiographical musical, Tick, Tick, ... Boom! The musical is about Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning composer of Rent. It is the story of the sacrifices he made to achieve his big break in musical theatre. Containing fourteen songs, ten characters, three actors, and a band, Tick, Tick, ... Boom! takes you on the playwright/composer's journey that led to his Broadway blockbuster. 

 

For questions please call (724) 263-0075. 

In June we will begin our play season with the very touching story, I and You. The play is an ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of connectedness. 

 

The show dates are as follows: June 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 16, and 17.

 

All show times start at 7:30 except the Sunday matinee Decembeer 11. The Sunday Matinee show times start at 2:00.

 

Tickets: $20.00  /  $18.00 seniors (64+) and students

2023 Stand-up Comedy Club at the I.H.T.C.

Our  first Stand-up Comedy Night of the 2023 season is on Friday night February 10th. This show will be part of our special comedy/concert Valentine’s weekend. So bring your significant other, come out and grab a drink and a snack at the Iron Horse Community Theatre, and be prepared to laugh your a#%'s off!

 

Doors open at 7:00pm.

Shows start at 7:30pm. 

 

Our February 10th lineup:

 

Headliner: Johnny Lee Dam is native of Los Angeles.  He began his actual comedy career in December of 1991. After a six-week class at a community college, he delivered his first five-minute set and was hooked for life!  Since then he has toured throughout the U.S., Canada, traveled into war zones to entertain the troops, starred in a national commercial, produced and hosted his own 2x award winning radio show in the LA talk radio market, and written and directed two short films. If he looks familiar, it’s because you’ve probably seen him most recently on Fox Sports, or TMZ Live.  His shotgun-like delivery and scope of material has made him a crowd favorite among all ages and demographics… except his parents… they still don’t know where they went wrong.  Johnny gives the audience what it wants. But beware, Johnny's humor is brutally honest, and if asked to define comedy he will tell you that every joke has a victim, and the only thing funnier than the truth is the painful truth.

 

Feature: Chrissy Costa is a stand-up comedian and writer. She also does all kinds of other things to pay her bills. She loves red flags, Manhattans, “swimming” in above ground pools, and stealing. Oh, and she’s funny as @#$*.  Catch her live on stage. Catch her hosting a tour aboard The Burgh Bus (www.burghbus.com) - Catch her running off with your girlfriend. She’s not hard to catch; her back hurts and she has plantar fasciitis…

 

Feature: Ronnie Fleming is a New York-based comedian and writer who has performed in comedy clubs, bars, and breweries all over the country. Originally from rural Maryland, Ronnie is lovable and self-deprecating as he tells true stories of working out with his mom, giving a woman his watch at a bar then asking her to mail it back, and living at a doggy daycare center for 5 years. His short film, Roman Ruin, was recently featured at the Big Apple Film Festival.

 

Host: Amanda Averell: Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Amanda Averell is a stand up comedian, writer, producer, podcast host, co-owner of the Burning Bridges Comedy Club, actor, educator, coach & improviser. Her quick wit, unique perspective & self deprecating sense of humor have made Amanda a rising comic to watch and a festival favorite across the country. Amanda has opened for Todd Barry, Mick Foley, Nic Nemeth (WWE’s Dolph Ziggler), Todd Glass, Dave Ross, Brandie Posey, Shane Torres & more!

 

 

Headliner: Johnny Lee Dam
Feature: Chrissy Costa
Feature: Ronnie Fleming
Host: Amanda Averell

2023 Concert Series

You don’t want to miss our first concert of the 2023 season.

 

We begin our concert season on February 11th with our special Valentine's Day Weekend Concert. With a wonderful Brazilian flare, Lilly Abreu and her band will serenade you and your sweetheart with a heartwarming evening of romantic music.

 

So, keep love alive by coming to the beautiful and intimate  Iron Horse Community Theatre. Enjoy the smell of fresh flowers and the candlelight ambiance, have a glass of wine and enjoy this fun and romantic concert!

 

This concert will be another exciting and memorable concert event that will leave you singing, dancing in your seat and wanting more.

COVID-19 PROTOCOL AT THE IRON HORSE COMMUNITY THEATRE

 

Currently, COVID-19 mitigation measures have been lifted in Pennsylvania. This allows us to open our theatre and seat at full capacity (60 seats). However, there are some things we all need to be aware of. Being in crowds like in restaurants, bars, fitness centers, or theaters puts you at higher risk for COVID-19. To lesson the risks, the Iron Horse Community Theatre allows for fresh air to circulate as often as possible by opening all windows and doors before and after every show. To block out any outside noise and to air condition the theatre, all windows and doors are closed during the show. Although we have a good ventilation system, we added two heavy-duty air purifiers in the theatre and set them to run before, during, and after every show. The following protocols are also currently in place at the Iron Horse Community Theatre:

•    If you are fully vaccinated, you do not need to wear a mask in the theatre. However, keep in mind that you are in a theatre. The CDC still advises people to wear a mask while in any crowded indoor space, even if you are fully vaccinated.  We are allowing patrons who are fully vaccinated to make their own personal choice in regard to this matter. 
•    If you are not fully vaccinated, you are required to wear a mask while inside the theatre.
•    If you are fully vaccinated and have a condition or are taking medications that weaken your immune system, you should keep taking steps to protect yourself, like wearing a mask. Talk to your healthcare provider about steps you can take to manage your health and risks.
•    We would like to ask all patrons to please wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. We provide soap and hand sanitizer for all patrons at the theatre. 

 

As official health and safety guidelines evolve regarding COVID-19, the Iron Horse Theatre Company may need to change some or all of the above protocols. Please check back the day of the show to see if any protocols have changed. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in following these guidelines.  

Iron Horse Theatre Company's Mission:

 

The mission of the Iron Horse Theatre Company is to provide thought provoking and entertaining theater that will enrich the cultural life in what is now known as the "rust belt" area of southwestern Pennsylvania. We will provide the people of this community the opportunity to not only attend, but also to participate in quality presentations and theatrical works. The symbolic name, "Iron Horse" represents the hard-working and "iron-willed" people in this part of the world. It is in this spirit that we will create theatrical experiences that celebrate the grit, determination, and strength of the human character.

 

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