Zanna, Don't!

Photo of the Production

File under: Musical Fairy Tales, High School Romance, and Have You Heard about Steve?

Heartsville High is your typical mid-west American high school: the jocks on the chess team dominate the school's social ladder, the Girls' Intramural Mechanical Bull-Riding Team sets the rules for fashion and cool, and every senior wants to be crowned prom King and King or Queen and Queen. But the small community of Heartsville will be turned on its head when Zanna and his friends put on a musical featuring a scandalous heterosexual kiss. 

Shows run from February 14 through 24, and February 28 through March 3, 2013.

Choreography by Mami Tomotani.

Special Events:

Extra Love Night (BOGO)
Our Valentine's Day special.  Buy one regularly priced ticket and get a second free with the "2forLove" coupon code.
Opening Night "Pink Tie Affair"
Join us after the show for our opening night "Pink Tie Affair."  There will be a homemade reception with the cast and crew in the lobby of the Randall theatre, and the person decked out in the best pink ensemble has a chance at the mysterious "Chair's Prize."

Community Talkback Nights

Join us after the show for talkbacks with members of the GLBT community.
Sunday, February 24th: Dr.  Jeffry Johnson, artistic director of the Renaissance City Choirs will talk about the inclusive power of music
Friday, March 1st: Representatives from PFLAG will be on hand to talk about their organization


Theatre students at Pitt and Pitt director C.T. Steele romp through a delightful, charming, imaginative take on a goofy musical called Zanna Don’t! This 2002/3 off-Broadway debuter with book, music and lyrics by Tim Acito plus Alexander Dinelaris’ additions, has gone on to fame and fortune regionally and in London’s West End. Read the full review »

Pittsburgh in the last bitter throes of winter is not known for the kind of vivid color and unbridled exuberance that Zanna, Don’t!, the Off Broadway hit by Tim Acito and Alexander Dinelaris, brings to the stage in the current production by the Pittsburgh Repertory Theatre. And I, for one, am grateful that it does. Read the full review »