Room on the Broom

By: Amanda Narcisi

Pittsburgh Children’s Theater brings Room on the Broom to six locations in the Pittsburgh area February 8th-February 13th. Room on the Broom is brought to Pittsburgh from the UK theater group Tall Stories. 

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Tall Stories company was started in 1997 and specializes in family theater. They are internationally recognized for their storytelling and original songs. The group has performed from Broadway to The Sydney Opera House. 

Room on the Broom is a family tale about a witch and her cat as they fly happily along on their broomstick – until a stormy wind blows the witch’s hat, bow and wand away into the night! With the help of a daft dog, a beautiful bird and a friendly frog, her belongings are retrieved. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK! – it snaps in two. When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch? And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone? 

Room on the Broom will play at the following locations and times:

City: Byham Theater, February 7 at 2:00 p.m. and student matinee (school groups only) on February 8 at 10:15 a.m

Butler: Seneca Valley Senior High School, February 9 at 7:00 p.m.

East: Penn Hills High School, February 10 at 7:00 p.m.

North: Marshall Middle School, February 11 at 5:30 & 7:30 p.m.

West: Hopewell High School, February 12 at 7:00 p.m.

South: Mt. Lebanon High School, February 13 at 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

For tickets and other information: ($11 at the door; $9.50 in advance) can be ordered online at www.TrustArts.org/kids, by calling 412-456-6666, or in person at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue. Group tickets can be ordered by calling 412-471-6930.

Subscriptions and Flex Ticket Packages to the Pittsburgh Children’s Theater series are available by calling 412-456-1390.