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Hillman Performing Arts Series Announces 2016-2017 Season

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– The Hillman Center for Performing Arts at Shady Side Academy has announced the lineup for the 2016-2017 Hillman Performing Arts Series. The season includes five family-friendly shows from October through April. All shows are Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Hillman Center for Performing Arts on the Shady Side Academy Senior School campus, 423 Fox Chapel Road, Fox Chapel.

Subscriptions and tickets can be purchased online at or by phone at 412-968-3040. A five-show subscription costs just $125 for adults, $105 for seniors (over 65) and $70 for children (18 and under). Tickets for regular series shows cost $16-$30 per person.

The 2016-2017 season lineup includes:

Masters of the Mind

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 • 7:30 p.m.

Performing for the first time together on one stage, five internationally-acclaimed mentalists demonstrate the phenomenal power of the mind via telekinesis, hypnosis, mind reading and predictions, leaving audiences enlightened and enthralled!

Rhythmic Circus

Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 • 7:30 p.m.

What happens when home-grown hoofers from Minneapolis hit the road with a trunk full of tap shoes, funky costumes and a big brass band? You get Rhythmic Circus: a swingin' seven-piece funk band that accompanies each tap, shuffle and stomp with a clang, riff and refrain.


Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 • 7:30 p.m.

Winners of Season 2 of NBC’s hit a cappella competition The Sing-Off, this versatile Grammy-nominated quintet strives to inspire everyone they encounter through music.

Playing By Air!

Saturday, March 11, 2017 • 7:30 p.m.

Imagine a symphony of action, comedy, music, juggling and circus that has been described as "a gift of laughter and joy." Playing By Air! shares a sense of playfulness and breathtaking feats in a comedy that juggles, balances and literally flips music on its head.

The Step Crew

Saturday, April 8, 2017 • 7:30 p.m.

Bringing together a refreshing, energetic spin on three styles of exhilarating dance forms, The Step Crew takes you on a musical journey with an exciting blend of Ottawa Valley step dance, Irish step dance and tap. Backing the dancers are three world-class fiddlers and an amazing five-piece ensemble, comprised of some of the most talented and respected musicians on the Celtic music scene today

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