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The Phantom of the Opera Comes to Pittsburgh

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This Wednesday August 25th, 2010 – Sunday, September 19th, 2010 at the Benedum Center, The Phantom of the Opera, one of the best musicals of all time, has come to Pittsburgh!

The Phantom Of The Opera returns to the Benedum Center to take your breath away once again. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s international award-winning phenomenon directed by Harold Prince is now the longest running show in Broadway history.

Don’t miss your chance to experience the one show that The London Sunday Times called “God’s gift to the musical theatre.”

Visit the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for details on admission and times.

The Carlton Quick Picks

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Here are The Carlton’s Quick Picks for the week of July 19th.

Remember, you can always find more events on the Post-Gazette’s Event Calendar as well as the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership’s Calendar.

These are just a few of our favorites!

Comics and Graphic Storytelling: A How To Toon Camp
Monday, July 19th 2010 – Friday, July 23rd 2010 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at The ToonSeum

Have a burgeoning artist in the family? An avid comics reader? A video-game connoisseur? Explore the art of comics and cartooning in this exciting camp, taught by Joe Wos and local professional editorial, comic, and animation artists.
Students will examine the techniques of penciling, character design, and storytelling, and how to combine these elements in the production of their very own zine. The camp is designed to emphasize the unique vision of the individual, regardless of experience and skill level, and engender a deeper appreciation of the diverse world of graphic storytelling.

Hairspray
Come see the musical, Hairspray, on Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 – Sunday, August 1st, 2010 at the Benedum Center
Tickets start at $20.50

It’s 1962. Teenager, Tracy Turnblad, has big hair, a big heart and an even bigger dream – to dance on “The Corny Collins Show.” But when her once-in-a-lifetime opportunity arrives, she’ll need the help of a crazy cast of characters to really shake things up.
Visit the Pittsburgh CLO for details!

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Diego Padres
Cheer on the Pirates this Friday, July 23rd 2010 – Saturday, July 24th 2010 at 7:05 p.m. at PNC Park at North Shore
Come and bring friends and family to PNC Park!