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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 Next Galileo

Book, Music and Lyrics by Joseph Domencic

13-year old Gabriella is full of questions, but short on confidence as the quietest kid in the school's astronomy club. That all changes when she takes an amazing journey back in time to meet the legendary astronomer, Galileo Galilei, and assist him as he races to finish his first telescope. While working with the “father of science" on his revolutionary discoveries, Gabriella learns valuable lessons about the importance of curiosity and courage in the face of adversity. Through a remarkable friendship that spans four centuries, Gabriella and Galileo take audiences on an adventure that champions the joy of scientific discovery and the wonders of the imagination.

Subjects: History, Geography, Science and Music

Available January through May 2015.
Call 412-325-6459 to reserve your date today!

Bringing History to Life Through Educational Musicals Presented at Your School




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


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.