Gallery of Heroes

Bringing History to Life Through Educational Musicals Presented at Your School

Through dramatic sketches and musical vignettes, Pittsburgh CLO’s Gallery of Heroes program takes its 50-minute mini-musicals to area schools to educate and enlighten students about great historical figures such as Galileo Galilei, George Washington, Roberto Clemente, the Wright Brothers and Harriet Tubman. Highlighting the lives and accomplishments of significant historical figures, Gallery of Heroes offers an entertaining alternative to traditional lectures and books.

Major funding for Gallery of Heroes is provided by the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and Massey Charitable Trust.  Additional Support provided by The Pittsburgh Foundation, Laurel Foundation and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.

image description¡Arriba ¡Arriba! The Roberto Clemente Story

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jason Coll
Touring January - May 2018

Forty-five years after his untimely death, the hopes and dreams of Roberto Clemente are still making a difference in the lives of people everywhere. Pittsburgh CLO pays tribute to this Pittsburgh Pirates legend in ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba! The Roberto Clemente Story, an original musical depicting the inspiring life of the hero, Hall of Famer and humanitarian, Roberto Clemente.  Pittsburgh CLO brings history to life through this educational musical about the magnificent man who once said, “I want to be remembered as a ball player who gave all he had to give.”

Call 412-325-6459 to reserve your date today!


image descriptionHope Anthony (Dot, Vera u/s)

Hope Anthony is happy to finally be performing for the Pittsburgh CLO! Hope was Pittsburgh City Paper's Best of Pittsburgh runner up for Best Local Actress in 2017. Last seen onstage with The Skivvies at City Theatre, Off the Record XVII at the Byham, and in Front Porch Theatricals' Big Fish. Recent credits: Hot Metal Musicals (dir. Steve Cuden), Monteze Freeland's Kalopsia, A Lesson Before Dying (Vivian), Big River (Alice), The Music Man (Alma), Best Texas (Mona), Lunch Lady CabaretThe Exonerated (Georgia), and Hairspray (Dynamite). Additionally, Hope spent three consecutive summers as a sword-fighting pirate in A Pirate's Tale. Up next: We Will Rock You with PMT, as well as Byhalia, MS at Off the Wall. B.A. from Point Park University's Conservatory of the Performing Arts. Huge thanks to her family, friends, and teachers for making this possible. Deep thanks to Kiesha, Jason, Alivia, Patty, Catherine, Harrison and the entire cast for this opportunity. @hopeybaby250

image descriptionConnor Bahr (Tour Understudy)

Connor is grateful for the chance to work with Pittsburgh CLO on this tour - thank you to Jason Coll, Alivia Owen, and the rest of the cast for the opportunity. Connor studied at Point Park University and in the Mt. Lebanon area. Up next he is directing The Bridges of Madison County with Carnivale Theatrics. Enjoy the show.




image descriptionMyah E. Davis (Vera)

Myah E. Davis is thrilled to be making her debut with the Pittsburgh CLO Gallery of Heroes. She graduated with a B.A. in Communication/Theatre from Robert Morris University and has been working professionally as an actor and stage manager since 2012. Myah has been seen in shows all over the greater Pittsburgh area including Chicago (June), Dreamgirls (Stepp Sister), Good People (Kate),  Love’s Labour’s Lost (Jaqunetta) and Avenue Q (Gary Coleman).  As always she thanks her Mommy and Grammy for their continued love and support in every endeavor she pursues!

image descriptionGabe DeRose (Man 2,  Luis u/s)

Gabe is beyond excited to work with Pittsburgh CLO to bring this beautiful story to the schools around Pittsburgh! Gabe is a recent graduate of Point Park University with a B.A. in Musical Theatre. Favorite credits include Hunchback of Notre Dame (Congregation/Phoebus u/s), The Sea (Evens), The Drowsy Chaperone (Feldzieg), Godspell (Judas/John the Baptist), Zombie Prom (Eddie Flagrante), and Seussical (Cat in the Hat). He would like to thank his family and friends for their constant love and support.¡Arriba, ¡Arriba! 

image descriptionJoseph Fedore (Roberto Clemente)

Joseph is thrilled to be making his debut with the Pittsbugh CLO. Past credits include The Scottsboro Boys (Eugene Williams), Hunchback of Notre Dame (Clopin Trouillefou), Dreamgirls (Little Albert), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Naphtali), A Chorus Line (Richie), Shrek (White Rabbit) A Pirate's Tale (Sebastian), Hairspray (Seaweed), Rent (Angel) and Once On This Island (Papa Ge). Joseph studied Musical Theater at both Baldwin-Wallace University and Point Park University. He would like to thank the cast and crew for the chance to be a part of this incredible production.

image descriptionLawrence Karl (Tour Understudy)

Lawrence Karl is excited to be making his debut with the Pittsburgh CLO in ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba!. Recent credits include: Equus (Horse/Alan u/s) with Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Momentum: A Festival of Plays with City Theatre, Pippin (Lewis) with Princeton Summer Theatre, A Christmas Story (Scut Farkus), A Pirate's Tale (Robert), and the world premiere of December Things (Crawford) with SRU Theatre. He has also had the opportunity to perform in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland twice: as the title character in Dark North and as Orestes in a new adaption of Electra: An American Gothic. Additionally, Lawrence is an overhire with City Theatre and appears often with Fariytale Princess Parties. He is a Pittsburgh native who received his Bachelor of Arts in both Theatre and Dance from Slippery Rock University.

image descriptionFranklin Mosley (Luis, Roberto u/s)

Franklin Mosley is incredibly excited to join the cast of ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba!. Though this is Franklin's first show with Pittsburgh CLO, he is no stranger to the stage. Credits include Lumiere (Beauty and the Beast), Billy Flynn (Chicago), Judas (Godspell), Caiaphas (Jesus Christ Superstar), Ronaldo Cabral  (Later the Same Evening), Major General Stanley (The Pirates of Penzance), Joe Pitt (Angels in America), and Snug the Joiner (A Midsummer Night's Dream). Franklin is an Alumnus of IUP's and Boston University's Vocal Performance program, and has performed with both Pittsburgh Opera and the Shadyside Presbyterian Chancel Choir. He would like to thank his cast mates, production team, and everyone at Pittsburgh CLO for welcoming him with open arms and making this experience an incredible one.

image descriptionDaniel Pivovar (Man 1)

Daniel is happy to return to the Gallery of Heroes tour after performing in the 2017 production of Steel. Pittsburgh credits include Violet with Front Porch Theatricals, Romeo and Juliet with PICT Classic Theatre and It's a USO Christmas with The Strand.  Daniel can be seen this Winter in In the Heat of the Night with Pittsburgh Playwrights and this Spring in Avenue Q with PMT. Love to B & W.

Performance Requirements

A Gallery of Heroes full musical production can be performed in a school cafeteria or auditorium!

  • 50-Minute Musical
  • Fully Staged and Choreographed
  • Professional Actors
  • Full Costume and Scenery
  • Teacher and Student Guides

Space requirement for the production is 25’ by 25’. Cost is $600.00 (additional fuel charge outside Allegheny County).

Call 412-325-6459 to reserve your date today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Our school does not have a stage — can we still book the Gallery of Heroes musical production?

A: Absolutely — the set design allows for the actors to perform in almost any space, whether it is a cafeteria, a stage or a gymnasium. Please call the CLO Academy office at 412-325-6459 and they will discuss the space requirements.

Q: How long is the show?

A: Last year’s musical presentation, The Incredibly Innovative Innovators of Pittsburgh, was about 50 minutes long. If time permits, the actors will participate in a 5-10 minute question and answer session with the students.

Q: How do I book a Gallery of Heroes presentation at my school?

A: Simply call Patty Maloney at 412-325-6459.

Q: Is there anywhere I can learn more about this performance before booking?

A: Teacher and Student Guides will be available online for your reference before the run of the tour. Production photos and video can be viewed on the CLO Academy's Facebook page, Instagram, and website.

Past Productions

Past Production Topic


The Homestead strike and the story of Pittsburgh's industrial rise to fame.

The Incredibly Innovative Innovators of Pittsburgh

Over 250 years of Pittsburgh's Innovation

The Next Galileo

Gabriella goes back in time to help Galileo discover the telescope.

Young George Washington

George Washington and his rise to the Presidency.

Pioneers of Flight

Innovators of flying

The Incredibly Innovative Innovators of Pittsburgh

250 Years of Pittsburgh's innovation


The Homestead strike and the story of Pittsburgh's industrial rise to fame.

¡Arriba! ¡Arriba!

The Roberto Clemente story

Footprints on the Moon

Neil Armstrong and the USA space program

Freedom Train

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

Play to Win

Jackie Robinson

Class Clown

A student's battle with illiteracy

The Play's the Thing

William Shakespeare