OTR XXIII is in the books, but there's still a buzz in the air from the Oct. 12th show, and not just from those pesky lanternflies!
There are always SO MANY THANK YOUS to give, and we'll surely forget some folks, but let's start with our indefatigable producer Sharon Eberson
Axelrod and our talented and tenacious director Chris Laitta. Two amazing dynamos without whom we would not have had a show!
Thanks to our music director Nick Stamatakis, associate Ben Brosche, and all of the musicians who worked on the show, stage manager Jessica Haidet and assistant stage manager Britt Kolek, for all of your hard work and talent!
Thanks to the amazing cast. There were so many outstanding performances, we can't name everyone, but they ALL deserve another round of applause. The work that you put in, and the talent you brought to the stage, were unbelievable.
Thank you to the writers and the songwriters, to the crew backstage, to Tenique Mathieu who did our projections, to all the workers at the Byham, the volunteers who served food and helped set everything up and take it down. Thank you to the people behind the scenes who raised money (special shout out to the tireless Jamie Hudzik), helped with publicity, and donated their time and effort to doing everything imaginable to pull this annual miracle off.
Thanks our sponsoring unions - Ohio/Pittsburgh SAG-AFTRA, the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh and the United Steelworkers - and all of their members and leaders for your invaluable and unwavering support to this cause.
Thanks to our major sponsors - especially UPMC Health Plan, KeyBank, Seneca Resources Company, LLC, Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN), Walnut Capital, CCAC Culinary Arts, Gatto Associates LLC, Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, Alihan's Mediterranean Cuisine.
Finally, to ALL of the people in Pittsburgh who keep showing up to support OTR, to help us laugh at ourselves and to raise money for our friends at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank - much love to you all!! SEE YOU IN 2024!!