Hillman Series brings magician The Amazing Max and The Flying Karamazov Brothers to Pittsburgh!

The Hillman Performing Arts Series at Shady Side Academy kicks back into high gear this spring with two high-energy performances that are fun for the whole family!

On Saturday, March 16, The Amazing Max delivers an interactive, all-around silly magic show for audiences of all ages. Max Darwin combines magic and comedy, making objects appear and disappear and generally defying the laws of physics inches from theatergoer’s faces. Operating on the principle that “every show is unique because every child brought to the stage is unique,” Max conjures a custom magic experience that kids will carry with them long after the show ends. Tickets are only $24-30 and include a pre-show magic lab, so come early to join in the fun! Learn more and buy tickets. While he’s in town, Max also will perform for patients at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh as part of the Hillman Center’s outreach program.


On Saturday, April 13, expect the unexpected with The Flying Karamazov Brothers, featuring four self-proclaimed eccentric lunatics in a zany showcase filled with laugh-out-loud comedy, wild theatrics, arcane errata and astonishing juggling feats. Formed in 1973, The Flying Karamazov Brothers have been seen around the world, on Broadway, on television and on the big screen. They are not, however, your father’s wild-haired, flame-throwing, juggling, kilt-and-tutu-wearing performers. Tickets are only $24-30, so bring the whole family and belly-laugh the night away! Learn more and buy tickets.

Looking for a break from the kids and an inexpensive date night out? The Hillman Series’ Black Box shows offer more intimate, coffeehouse-style shows for grownups. The last Black Box show of the season is on Saturday, March 9, and features Poor Man’s Gambit, an energetic trio of traditional Irish musicians – just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! Tickets are $20 and include coffeehouse treats. Learn more and buy tickets.

All three shows are at 7:30 p.m. in the Hillman Center for Performing Arts, located on the Shady Side Academy Senior School campus at 423 Fox Chapel Road in Fox Chapel. For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.thehillman.org or call the Hillman Center Box Office at 412-968-3040.

The Hillman Center for Performing Arts’ facilities are available for rental to the community for concerts, recitals, weddings, banquets, courses, rehearsals, galas and more. Plan your next event at The Hillman by calling 412-968-3040 or emailing boxoffice@thehillman.org.