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Preludes is presented by special arrangement with United Talent Agency.


By Dave Malloy
Directed by Moses Garcia
Music Direction by Matthew Zwiebel
Choreography by Ava Egertson
April 23–26, 2022


Tickets are free and available to reserve beginning at 12pm the business day before the performance. Tickets can be reserved online or over the phone (412) 268-2407.


Saturday, April 23 @ 2pm – tickets available to reserve on 4/22 @12pm
Saturday, April 23 @ 8pm – tickets available to reserve on 4/22 @12pm
Monday, April 25 @ 8pm – tickets available to reserve on 4/22 @12pm
Tuesday, April 26 @ 8pm – tickets available to reserve on 4/25 @12pm

After the disastrous debut of his first symphony, Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff falls into a turbulent artistic dry spell.

Preludes, a musical fantasia by contemporary virtuoso Dave Malloy, follows Rachmaninoff’s attempt to overcome his mental blockade through hypnosis, which deconstructs his fantasies and unlocks his creativity. By fusing Rachmaninoff’s original works with his own genre-defying compositions, Malloy (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) crafts an irreplicable soundscape reminiscent of a turbulent brain. Preludes confronts a familiar artistic dilemma: What do you do when you can’t create?


Director: Moses Garcia

Music Director: Matthew Zwiebel

Choreographer: Ava Egertson

Scenic Design: Ningning Renee Yang

Costume Design: Jule Scharf

Lighting Design: Bishop Sforza

Sound Design: Emily Brunner

Dramaturg: Robert Scott Lewis

Stage Manager: Sarah Bauch


Rach: Alec Ludacka

Rachmaninoff: Matthew Zwiebel

Dahl: Lucy Hall

Natayla: Carolina Campos

Chaliapin: Samuel Marzella

Chekov/The Master/Tchaikovsky/Glazunov/Tsar Nicholas II: Julian O’Byrne

Chekov+ Understudy: Nate Kelderman


Piano: Matthew Zwieble

Synthesizer 1: Ruiran Xun

Synthesizer 2: Liam Mulligan


Production Manager: Brooke Anderson

Project Manager: Sammy Williams

Job Lead: Martin Sunderland

Properties Manager: Todd R. Kulick

Assistant Properties Manager: Kristin Ward

Lighting Manager: Pablo Anton

Sound Engineer: Bridget Doherty

Sound Mixer: Chloe Cohen

Assistant Production Manager: Virginia Tipps

Assistant Stage Manager: Kyle Musgrove

Assistant Costume Designer: Izzy Kitch

Assistant Lighting Designer: Xuewei Eva Hu


Isa Antonetti, Felicia Chang, Alexander Farrell, Nate Kelderman, Alon Moradi, Ayda Ozdoganlar, Carlwell Redmon, Alyssa Rivera, Aneesha Sampath, Viscaya Wilson