Suite Life: A Celebration of Billy Strayhorn and Gene Kelly
Pittsburgh’s Kelly Strayhorn Theater (KST) is honoring its namesakes, 20th century entertainment legends, Billy Strayhorn and Gene Kelly at their 15th annual benefit concert Suite Life, Saturday, November 26, 2022!
Building on John Shannon’s 2021 reinvention of Suite Life, Kelly Strayhorn Theater invites you to experience the music of composer Billy Strayhorn and the imagery of performer Gene Kelly. Under the stage direction of Monteze Freeland (Co-Artistic Director of City Theatre) and musical direction of Akron-based Theron Brown, vocalists Anita Levels (a Pittsburgh favorite) with Kelsey Robinson and Treasure Treasure (Dance & vocals), James Johnson III (Drums), Jordan McBride (Bass), Reggie Watkins (Trombone), and John Shannon (Guitar) himself will have the audience swooning through an unmissable evening. With media design by artist Scott Andrew and lighting design by Jonathan Bucci Productions, Suite Life 2022 promises to carry the East End tradition with sizzling atmosphere. Celebrate the singular lives of composer Billy Strayhorn and performer Gene Kelly live at Kelly Strayhorn Theater. Concert-goers who donate at the elevated level will receive a musical memoir of the evening’s festivities. The VIP reception begins at 6pm. The jazz concert starts at 8pm. The Kelly-Strayhorn Theatre is located at 5941Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh , PA 15206. For more information call (412) 363-3000.