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 second Stand-up Comedy Night of the 2023 season is on Friday night May 19th.  So bring your friends and or 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 May 19th lineup:


Headliner: Hunter Roberts is a stand up comic most recently known as "why is that comic selling soap?!" Hunter became a comedian in the Bible Belt known for his highly energetic rants centered around his upbringing in the 90's.

He has a dog named Lily, a cat named Trevor, and is the owner of the Clean & Sober Soap Co. He created the popular Disney After Dark online community and has an entire playlist of Taylor Swift songs.

Hunter has shared the stage with late night talk show mainstays like Nate Bargatze, Megan Gailey, and was an official after-party act for Mumford & Sons' 2012 Gentleman of the Road Stopover Tour in Bristol, TN.


Feature: Sean Collier is a writer, theater creator and comedian. He has performed stand-up comedy throughout the region since 2009, including frequent appearances at Arcade Comedy Theater, the Pittsburgh Improv and as part of the Steel City Comedy Tour; he's shared the stage with comics including Bert Kreischer, Iliza Shlesinger, Guy Torry, Sebastian Maniscalco, Todd Glass and many others. A second-generation comic, he's also produced shows for Arcade, including the "Collier & Collier" series with his father, Gene Collier, and the "Bits of Progress" variety shows. Sean is also the co-founder, with fellow Arcade instructor Renee Rabenold, of Vigilance Theater Group, an immersive theater company. Additionally, he's the Managing Editor of Pittsburgh Magazine, a Rotten Tomatoes film critic who regularly reviews films on the WDVE Morning Show, the weekend guide for Pittsburgh Today Live and ... you know what, that's enough credits, let's wrap it up there.


Feature: Amanda Averell is the physical embodiment of her hometown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:

a confluence where midwest sensibilities meet big city sass.

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. In addition to stand up comedy she's also a writer, producer, host of the Snack Life podcast, co-owner of the Burning Bridges Comedy Club, actor, educator, coach & improviser.

Amanda regularly works at the Pittsburgh Improv and Funny Farm comedy club. She has opened for: Todd Barry, Mick Foley, Nic Nemeth (WWE’s Dolph Ziggler), Todd Glass, Bob the Drag Queen, Emma Willmann, Hannah Berner, Dave Ross, Brandie Posey, Jared Freid, Shane Torres & more!


Host: Georgia Warder: After moonlighting as a straight person for 18 years in her home state of West Virginia, Georgia Warder crawled out of the closet, snuck across the Mason-Dixon Line, and found her comedic voice in Pittsburgh, PA. Her love for stand-up comedy began when she realized there was an art form built around oversharing to strangers. Her friends, family, and Uber drivers are beyond grateful she found this creative outlet.


Headliner: Hunter Roberts
Feature: Sean Collier
Feature: Amanda Averell
Host: Georgia Warder

2023 Concert Series

Get ready for our second concert of the 2023 season! Our May 20th headliner is the one and only Aristotle Jones and his Appalachian Soul Band!


Known as the Appalachian Soul Man and carrying the torch for pioneers like Bill Withers , Aristotle Jones exudes passion from head to toe.

On stage with his "Amazing Appalachian Soul Band", Jones captivates audiences with his range, emotion, authenticity and originality. With his band Aristotle expands the arrangement to include a stellar horn section, a solid rhythm section, and feature soloists. The music is modern but the feeling of Aristotle’s band shows transport the audience with the nostalgic energy of Juke Joints found throughout rural Appalachia. 


Jones’ music reflects the values of courage, fortitude and determination that were taught to him while porch picking with his grandfather, a regional Gospel and Soul singer who traveled to segregated coal camps performing for black coal miners in the mid 20th Century, and Aristotle is proud to carry on the legacy of Soulful Folk music inspired by Doo Wop, Gospel and Blues in Appalachia.


So, come 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 amazing concert!


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



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:

•    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 to make their own personal choice in regard to this matter. 
•    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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