Welcome to the first edition of Noises Off, Pit and Balcony’s newsletter. In the theatre “noises off” is a stage direction meaning sounds made offstage intended for the ears of the audience. You may also recognize it from our 2015-2016 season when we produced the Michael Frayn farce of the same name. This newsletter will serve as “noises off” for you to stay updated on all of the on and offstage happenings at Pit and Balcony as well as provide interesting tidbits, history, perspectives, sneak peeks of upcoming productions, volunteer opportunities, special events, and more! Take a look around and stay in the loop. See Entire Newsletter here

by Janet I. Martineau

In two weeks time they're going to be dead.

Every single one of them.

Due to total exhaustion.

By Sue White | For MLive.com

SAGINAW, MI – When "It's a Wonderful Life" hit the theaters in 1946, audiences didn't immediately take to Frank Capra's tale of a small-town banker's life-changing redemption, calling it "sentimental."

By Janet Martineau

Tonight (Feb. 5), Pit and Balcony Community Theater opens its production of "Eurydice" by Sarah Ruhl.

By Josephine Norris, Photo Editor. 

The hit Broadway musical “Hairspray” kicked off Pit and Balcony’s 84th season. Under the direction of Tommy Wedge, this is a larger than life musical has been dazzling and inspiring audience members to dance right out of their seats since it opened on the Great White Way in 2002. With music and lyrics by the award winning pair, Marc Shaiman and Scott Whittman, “Hairspray” is a joyful and talented performance not to be missed.


This Season's Sponsors

Saginaw Community Foundation

Glastender

Bierlien

TriStar Trust Bank

Chemical Bank

Fralias

The Listening Room

Covenant Visiting Nurses Association

Sponsor saginawArts

Sponsor MCACA


Be a part of what makes us great.

Under the stewardship of volunteers and sponsors like you, the theatre has maintained its integrity, standard of excellence in play selections, and stellar theatrical moments for our community. Seating for 280 allows for an intimate theatre experience. For many residents, seeing a play at Pit and Balcony Theatre is the only theatrical experience they will ever have. But you are a huge part of our 86 year heritage, and we need your help. Consider being a sponsor or even donate to our cause.

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