Liberty Magic: Billy Kidd in BRIDGING THE GAP
About: Previous host of Discovery Channel's Breaking Magic, Syfy's Wizard Wars, Penn & Teller's Fool Us, and a regular on the CW's Masters of Illusion, magician Billy Kidd comes to Liberty Magic May 15 through June 23. An anomaly in the magician industry, Billy Kidd continues to break the boundaries for female magicians, and brings her sophisticated and modern take on traditional magic to the Liberty Magic stage.
May 21 - Interviews with Billy Kidd, Lee Terbosic, and additional magician guests inside of Liberty Magic, preceding a special announcement about the future of the venue and series! More information to come.Billy will appear around town throughout her residency at Liberty Magic - contact the Trust press team for a heads up on these opportunities!
Talent phone interviews
Need an angle? The International Magicians Society (IMS), the world’s largest body of illusionists, has seen a 35 percent increase in global female membership over the past three years, and a 42 percent increase in female enrollment in its 22 schools over the past two years (Bhattacharya, 2019). Get Billy's inside take on the increase of female magicians in the industry and how she has been a major impact.
Dear Evan Hansen
About: The Pittsburgh debut of the Tony and Grammy Award®-winning, deeply personal, and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it comes to Heinz Hall on May 21 until May 26.
EQT Children's Theater Festival
About: Bringing extraordinary and unique experiences to young people, the EQT Children's Theater Festival is dedicated to continuing the tradition of theater for your children. Live performances from professional, international artists engage children of all ages from different cultures and perspectives, showing them different ways to express ideas.
Opportunities: Interviews are available for every artist as well as press tickets for every performance. Click on each link below for show dates and times.
Opening day! Join us on Thursday, May 16th at 9 a.m. for interviews with Festival Director Pam Komar and a first look at the Festival programming.
circle circle circle: Created by internationally renowned French artist Cyril Lancelin, the exhibit immerses viewers in a "larger than life" cube of colors. Perfect for all ages! Cyril Lancelin will be available for interviews the week prior to the Festival.
There will be a behind-the-scenes opportunity for media during the set up of this exhibit on May 10; contact Robin for more information.
Emily Brown and the Thing by Tall Stories: This magical musical includes outstanding puppetry and tells the story of Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit Stanley and their incredible adventures through the Dark and Scary Wood, the Whirling Wastes and beyond. Best for ages 3+.
Murikamification: Making its U.S. debut, this amazing spectacle features Performer Kaiel who creates an intensely physical and absurd performance and uses the trail scenery in the streets of the Cultural District. Best for ages 7+.
Air Play: Featuring husband and wife performers Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone, Air Play is a modern spectacle that brings to life the very air we breathe using flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, giant kites floating over the audience, and a snow globe. Best for ages 4+.
FLY: FLY is a puppet show performed by Denmark natives Maria Myrgård and Dirck Backer that tells the story of orphan Max who is being bullied and suppressed – and is always longing to fly, who one day meets the giraffe woman Lily, and the great love that might give him wings. Best for ages 5+.
Sky and Stone: Featuring movement and audience interaction, this performance is perfect for infants and toddlers as they are encouraged during the show to explore with their bodies to overcome gravity and investigate new possibilities and actions that imply a major challenge for children in their first years of life. Best for infants & toddlers.
Sons of Mystro: Winners of the Emerging Artist under 21 yrs Old award at the IRAWMA (International Reggae and World Music Awards), rising stars Sons of Mystro use their violins to interpret reggae classics, American pop songs and their own creations accompanied by beats, and sometimes a DJ & guitarist. Best for ages 5+.
The duo is also set to perform at the launch of the festival during a live media broadcast.
MasterChef Junior Live!
About: Tickets go on sale on May 3rd for this culinary hit TV show that features head-to-head cooking competitions with past MasterChef Junior all-stars and fan favorites, Q&A sessions, and an overall immersive audience experience fun for all ages. MasterChef Junior Live will take place at the Benedum Center on October 6.
Producer and cast phone interviews
Exclusive cooking and food bloggers coverage
I’m With Her
About: Tickets go on sale on May 3rd for I’m with Her, a group of three celebrated songwriters coming together to create music that reveals entirely new possibilities in their distinct and deep-seated talents. Since forming in 2014, Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O’Donovan have imbued their songs with a sharply detailed lyricism, graceful musicianship, and—perhaps most powerfully—mesmerizing harmonies that endlessly reflect their extraordinary chemistry. The show will take place on July 17 at the Byham Theater.