The Hillman Center for Performing Arts at Shady Side Academy Senior School

by stephaniejankowski on April 26, 2017

The HillmanWe didn’t expect to be a traveling show, but that’s kind of what Listen to Your Mother Pittsburgh has turned into! Each year, we’ve chosen a different venue to show off different parts of our great city. This year’s venue just happens to be part of one of the prestigious schools in the area, which is fitting since Jen and I are both educators by trade.

Hillman

Allow us to introduce The Hillman Center for Performing Arts. Located on the gorgeous grounds of Shady Side Academy Senior School in Fox Chapel, The Hillman is just 20 minutes from Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. One of Western Pennsylvania’s newest artistic venues, The Hillman hosts professional performances, student productions, and community events.

As a nonprofit professional performance space, the Hillman Center for Performing Arts is committed to presenting programs of excellence that represent Pittsburgh’s cultural traditions while celebrating global, artistic innovation.

Our show is in the spacious Richard E. Rauh Theater where the seats are so comfortable I’m afraid my husband will fall asleep. (I’m watching you, man).

A traditional proscenium stage with both orchestra and balcony seating options. The theater seats 662, including wheelchair seating options both in the balcony and orchestra.

A traditional proscenium stage with both orchestra and balcony seating options. The theater seats 662, including wheelchair seating options both in the balcony and orchestra.

 

For smaller performances, The Hillman boasts their Peter J. Kountz Theater, contemporary black box Peteraesthetic with riser seating. This space provides a more intimate setting with seating for 200 and wheelchair floor seating options available.

 

 

The Mary Hillman Jennings Plaza is probably what sold us on this venue, though. A spacious, outdoor

Mary plaza“lobby” for guests, but the Plaza also hosts al fresco events. And that view! And that feeling of openness! With blue sky as a backdrop, maybe Jen and I promenaded arm-in-arm around the plaza. Maybe we didn’t. You’ll never know.

 

We’re so grateful for our pal Christa at The Hillman, the professionalism of her crew, and the opportunity to work with such a fantastic venue. Hope to see your smiling face there on May 12th!

 

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