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Gallery of Heroes

“The Pittsburgh CLO's performance of The Incredibly Innovative Innovators of Pittsburgh was very enjoyable and educational all at the same time. I was surprised by how much I was learning while I was being entertained. All of our students, ranging from grades 4 to 12, were so fascinated to learn such interesting facts about a city that is so nearby.” Erica Smith, Coordinator of Field Trips, PA Cyber 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.