The Show Must Go On(line)

The Show Must Go On(line) Pittsburgh is our region’s first shared programming channel. It is a collaborative daily webcast that unites and streams programs by Pittsburgh’s arts organizations. By bringing these creative forces together, The Show Must Go On(line) provides free access to high quality, regularly scheduled  programs to connect artists and audiences and continue to build community around the arts.

City of Asylum has long been a home for presenting organizations large and small and artists of diverse artistic genres. This shared platform moves that home online, and allows us to continue fulfilling our mission to celebrate creative freedom of expression.

Ways to Watch

All programs on The Show Must Go On(line) channel are streamed Crowdcast. See the event listings below for access and registration.

We recommend using a laptop or desktop with the Chrome browser. If you’d like to use a mobile device we recommend downloading the Crowdcast app. We’ve prepared tutorials, tips, and tricks on using the Crowdcast app

All programs are streamed at 7:00 PM.
Missed a program? Don’t worry—all programs will remain archived and accessible on The Show Must Go On(line) Crowdcast page.

All programs will be captioned and made available in accessible format 7 days after their original air date. These accessible videos can be found on “past events” on The Show Must Go On(line) Crowdcast page

See below for a full list of FREE events and ticketing links.

A complete calendar can be downloaded here.

Hola, Amigo! family storytelling with 123 Andrés
Presented by Storyburgh and Write Pittsburgh

Run time: 90 minutes
*Please note special start time

123 Andrés are the Latin Grammy-winning duo of Christina and Andrés. You may know them for their bilingual tunes and irresistible Latin beats! They’re stopping by to celebrate the release of their first book, Hola, Amigo! This musical celebration will get your family moving and singing. Get ready to enjoy catchy tunes, in both Spanish and English, and a special read-aloud of Hola, Amigo. 

123 Andrés are a kids’ music duo with catchy songs and a fun-filled show that gets kids and families singing and dancing in Spanish and English composed of Christina and Andrés. Before COVID the pair traveled non-stop– bringing their message to audiences of children and families. Now, they continue reaching families through their interactive online shows, albums and, starting this August, their new Hola, Amigo book.

Andrés grew up in Bogotá, Colombia, and learned how to play the guitar from his father as a child. He studied clarinet at the Conservatory and had his first studio experience at age eight. He went on to earn a Doctorate in music and win first prize in the National Composition Contest in Colombia for one of his early songs. 

Christina was raised in the US, in a Spanish-speaking family hailing from Colombia, and studied theater and dance as a child. After serving as a classroom teacher in public schools and earning a Masters in Education from Penn, she found her mission teaching through music.


De origen colombiano, Andrés y Christina son 123 Andrés, que hacen canciones que combinan ritmos alegres, bailes divertidos, con enseñanzas y mensajes positivos. Sus espectáculos son enérgicos y divertidos, y han puesto a bailar niños y familias en lugares como Nueva York, Washington, DC, Los Ángeles, Ciudad de México, Bogotá, San Juan de Puerto Rico, y Ciudad de Panamá, entre otros.

Andrés se inició en la música desde muy niño. Aprendió guitarra con su padre y grabando en el estudio con tan sólo 8 años. Continúo sus estudios musicales hasta obtener un doctorado en música.

Christina creció en EEUU hablando el inglés y el español, y descubrió un interés por el arte desde niña, en ensambles de ballet y danza folclórica y también como actriz. Luego de recibir un grado en Estudios Latinoamericanos y Lengua y Literatura del Español, recibe una maestría en educación y por algunos años enseña en aulas de primaria en los Estados Unidos.

Our Partners

Black Transformative Artists Network
Black Unicorn Library Project
Bell’Art Ensemble
BOOM Concepts

City Theatre
Dreams of Hope
The Frick Pittsburgh
1hood Media
Kelly-Strayhorn Theater
New Hazlett Theater

Reel Q
Real Time Interventions
River City Brass

We are always adding more programs and partners. Check back here for the latest schedule or sign up for our newsletter. If you are interested in becoming a partner, email contact@cityofasylumpittsburgh.org.

The Show Must Go(online) Pittsburgh is made possible thanks to generous support form our sponsor,

We are grateful for additional support from the following:

The Benter Foundation, Jack Buncher Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, the Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation, the Opportunity Fund, The Pittsburgh Foundation, and an Anonymous Foundation. 

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