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Gallery of Heroes

“Each member of the CLO cast did a superb job performing "The Incredibly Innovative Innovators of Pittsburgh." It was so educational and exciting to watch the young ladies and gentlemen perform with passion and pride as they taught us about so many historical events that occurred in Pittsburgh. Their voices and talent combined with their energy and enthusiasm once again made me so pleased to have scheduled this event for my school. The combination of the arts and music with history fits beautifully with the guidelines and standards here at New Brighton Elementary. Congratulations to all!” Rhonda Ficca, Elementary Music Teacher/Choral Director, New Brighton Elementary School

The Invention of Edison

Book Now for 2014!

Book, Music and Lyrics by John Gregor
Thomas Edison is known across the globe for a myriad of inventions, including the lighted miner's electric cap lamp which was designed here in Pittsburgh. Edison knows his works better than any other, but how will he prove it to the world? By announcing that he will light up all of lower Manhattan, of course! Easier said than done in this adventure that takes us on a journey over two continents full of colorful characters, setbacks and triumphs. Funny, fast paced and touching, The Invention of Edison is about the make or break moment behind the man we may or may not know and ultimately how that moment changed the world forever.

Subjects: History, Geography, Science and Music

Available January through May 2014.
Call 412-325-6459 to reserve your date today!

Bringing History to Life Through Educational Musicals Presented at Your School

The Invention of Edison features the talents of: Victor Aponte, Stephen Dagrosa, Tom Driscoll, Kyle Kuhlman, Hayley Nielsen,, Erika Strasburg, & Johnny Terreri.

About Gallery of Heroes

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 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. 

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).

Past Gallery of Heroes Productions
Past Productions
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
Steel Pittsburgh's industrial claim to fame
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

 Major funding for Gallery of Heroes is provided by the Massey Charitable Trust, the National Endowment for the Arts, AT&T, Dominion, Pittsburgh Corning, Target and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.