Zachary A. Mendez Staffwriter

Class of 2015


  • Sondheim's Company pleases the crowd

    On Jan. 23, a chilly night in downtown Pittsburgh, the city’s Cultural District was bustling with enthusiastic theater patrons. Musical Wicked satisfied expectations with a sold out Benedum Center, musical comedy Judge Jackie Justice played at the CLO Cabaret, and, at the O’Reilly Theater, locals gathered for the premiere of the Pittsburgh Public Theater’s (PPT) latest production: Stephen Sond...

    Pillbox | February 2, 2014
  • HBO starts the new year strong with two shows

    The new year is upon us and for many people, this month marks the start of new diets, different routines, and an overarching feeling of change. For HBO, 2014 means just one thing: a new year in television.

    Pillbox | January 20, 2014
  • Four Saints in Three Acts

    In an exciting display of artistic exploration, the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama presented Gertrude Stein’s renowned contemporary opera Four Saints in Three Acts, which will run through this week after opening last Wednesday in the Helen Wayne Rauh Studio Theatre in the Purnell Center for the Arts.

    Pillbox | February 25, 2013
  • Broadway star sings intimate set

    Broadway performer Ramin Karimloo put on an impressive and intimate show at 89.3 WQED headquarters in Oakland last Tuesday.

    Pillbox | September 17, 2012
  • Jersey Boys tour features alumni actors

    An explosion of 1960s rock and roll known as Jersey Boys has made its way to Pittsburgh, and is playing at the Benedum Center until Sept. 23. This hit Broadway musical outlines famous pop band Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons’ rise to fame. The tour production opened last Tuesday and has already begun playing to full houses. The current cast features two Carnegie Mellon alumni, both of whom gi...

    Pillbox | September 10, 2012