Midnight Radio’s Holiday Spectacular!
From hilarious Pittsburgh-themed spoofs on your favorite winter classics to traditional tales told with our signature radio-style twist, this holiday variety show has it all.
Celebrate the season with Midnight Radio’s Holiday Spectacular! and let us whisk you away to a simpler time when your credit cards weren’t maxed out and sharing a meal with family was gift enough. From hilarious Pittsburgh-themed spoofs on your favorite winter classics to traditional tales told with our signature radio-style twist, this holiday variety show has it all. Bring the whole family and kick off the season with our living room-themed lobby, local musical guests, eggnog, and raucous holiday fun!
A longtime fan favorite, our Midnight Radio series takes the form of a classic 1940s radio broadcast, complete with commercial parodies, live music, and Foley sound effects. In this show YOU are cast as the live studio audience, so play your part and don’t miss your cue when the applause sign flashes! This year, give us the gift of you and we’ll deliver a holiday celebration filled with fruitcakes and snowflakes.
General Admission Ticket: $35
Student Ticket (with Valid ID only): $25
Discounts for Groups of 10 or More: Call Fred at 412.471.0999.
Learn how to advertise your business in the Midnight Radio program here!
All Midnight Radio performances feature Braille and large print programs. Audio Description will be available on Thursday, December 15th. Bricolage’s space at 937 Liberty Avenue is designed for wheelchair access, featuring accessible all-gender restrooms and wheelchair seating. Companion seating is also available with advance notice. Bricolage is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and welcoming to all patrons. We encourage patrons to identify any specific accommodations that would make their experience more enjoyable in the comments section when purchasing tickets or by contacting Fred at 412.471.0999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec 5 • Monday • 8pm • Ugly Sweater Contest at 7:30pm • Featuring Jason Kendall
Dec 8 • Thursday • 8pm • Featuring Bob Banerjee
Dec 9 • Friday • 8pm • Featuring Nathan Zoob
Dec 10 • Saturday • 2pm • Photos with Mr. & Mrs. Claus • Featuring Casey and Dan Deely
Dec 10 • Saturday • 8pm • Featuring Anqwenique Wingfield
Dec 15 • Thursday • 8pm • Foley Workshop & Audio Description • Featuring Bob Banerjee
Dec 16 • Friday • 8pm • Featuring Anqwenique Wingfield
Dec 17 • Saturday • 2pm • Photos with Mr. & Mrs. Claus • Featuring Casey and Dan Deely
Dec 17 • Saturday • 8pm • Featuring Nathan Zoob
Foley Workshop & Audio Description • December 15 • Thursday
Come to the theater early for a chance to experience the Foley equipment hands-on! Jingle some bells and create footsteps in the snow as you get to play with the equipment we use to bring the story to life through sound. The cast of the Holiday Spectacular! will be on hand to show you how. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the workshop begins at 6:45 pm. Free and open to all patrons (no show ticket necessary).
Gallery of Musical Guests (click below to view)
See What Everyone Else Is Saying
"Performed in the style of a 1940s radio program, this Bricolage production is a delightful nod to holiday mainstays while including plenty of local flair and Pittsburgh in-jokes."– Gwendolyn Kiste, Pittsburgh City Paper
"This ensemble performs seamlessly, almost effortlessly — transitioning from one character to another, developing different accents and ages, creating different sound effects with ordinary props as they guide us through an evening of fun and satire – all with a Christmas theme."– Claire DeMarco, Burgh Vivant
"Holiday radio programs have been a nostalgic staple in this country ever since kids were decoding crummy commercials for Ovaltine in the 40’s. Bricolage Production Company continues their popular series, Midnight Radio, to bring this beloved Christmas entertainment to life!"– Claire Juozitis, Pittsburgh in the Round
Meet the Cast & Crew
- Julianne Avolio
- Brett Goodnack
- Wali Jamal
- Amy Landis
- Jason McCune
- Jeffrey Carpenter
- Catherine Brown
- Tessa Karel
- Gayle Pazerski
- Matt Henderson
- Wendy Vandergrift
- Andrew J. Paul
- Brendan Kepple
- Jenna Ferree
- Hank Bullington