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On The Twentieth Century

March 3, 4, 9, 10, and 11, 2023 at 7:30 PM
March 5, 2023, at 2:00 PM

About the Show

Upper St. Clair Performing Arts Department will present the Tony Award-winning Musical On The Twentieth Century.

Last seen on Broadway in 2015 starring Kristin Chenoweth, the “madcap musical” addresses the efforts of Oscar Jaffe, a flamboyant theatrical impresario, as he tries to persuade Lily Garland, a glamorous film star — and his former amour — to star in his new stage production.

Hopeful that Lily’s involvement will guarantee a hit for Jaffe and save him from his creditors, as well as revitalize his floundering artistic reputation, Jaffe has 16 hours to work wonders. With the help of his two faithful henchmen, Owen O’Malley and Oliver Webb, and a somewhat offbeat religious activist, Letitcia Primrose, Jaffe struggle to outwit Lily, her movie star boyfriend Bruce Granit, as well as a rival producer, Max Jacobs.

The whole thing is set in the 1930’s aboard the Twentieth Century Limited, a luxury liner that ran from Chicago to New York in 16 hours.

View the cast list

Specific roles are double-cast. For more information,  click here.

Ticket Information

Ticket TypePre-Sale (Through 3/3)Regular (Starting 3/4)

*Please read the FAQ below regarding tickets for more information.

Online ticket sales begin at noon on Saturday, February 4, 2023.

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Do I have to buy tickets online?

No. Tickets may be purchased at the theater box office starting February 18, 2023. The theater box office is located at 1825 McLaughlin Run Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241. Box office hours are as follows:

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, from 10:30 a.m. – noon
  • Saturday, Feb. 25, from 10:30 a.m. – noon
  • Monday, Feb. 27, and Wednesday, March 1, from 6:30 – 8 p.m.
  • Monday, March 6, and Wednesday, March 8, from 6:30 – 8 p.m.
  • One hour prior to showtime
Do you offer a senior citizen discount?

Upper St. Clair School District residents who are age 62 or older are eligible to receive a Gold Card – entitling them to FREE admission to the spring musical. To obtain your FREE ticket to the show, please visit the theater box office during regular hours and present your Gold Card. A valid Gold Card is required to obtain one free ticket per show at the box office. For more information about the School District’s Gold Card program, including how to get a Gold Card, please visit: http://www.uscsd.k12.pa.us/goldcard or call 412-833-1600 x2236.

What is the refund policy?

No refunds or exchange requests will be accommodated except in the case of a performance cancellation.

Who can I contact with questions not answered in the FAQ?

Any questions regarding online tickets can be sent via email to eventbrite@uscsd.k12.pa.us.

ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com