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Front Porch Theatricals

Front Porch Theatricals

The Company’s mission is to provide our region with professional, high-quality musical theater productions featuring Pittsburgh’s broad actor, artistic and technical talent base. Particular emphasis is placed on mentoring young talent in leadership position as well as youth through our internship program, and in hiring creative local talent in music, choreography, scenic, lighting, sound and costume design to create a high level professional vehicle for the directors and artists to realize the vision of their project. We differentiate ourselves from other theater companies with an emphasis on social, cultural and moral issues.

Front Porch Theatricals was formed by Bruce E.G. Smith, a local businessman, and Leon S. Zionts, an attorney and actor, for the purpose of mounting a professional production of the locally written and composed musical, Only Me, at East Liberty’s Kelly Strayhorn Theater in April 2009.  That endeavor achieved both artistic and financial success.  A key component of their success was the very gracious support of their friends, as well as Pittsburgh’s arts foundation community (The Heinz Endowments, The Pittsburgh Foundation and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, among others).  Leon then performed in two of Carrnivale Theatrics’ productions in 2010 and 2011 and the opportunity arose to assist the two young producers/directors at Carrnivale Theatrics. Bruce and Leon became co-producers once again in helping to support and mentor Justin F

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  • Front Porch Theatricals Company Video for 2017

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