A full moon has been ordered for a wonderful night of Music by Moonlight, presented by Britsburgh on Wednesday 6 September. Enjoy musical entertainment under the stars on the lawn at Hartwood Acres Mansion. Bring your own blanket or chairs, or sit under the newly-built pavilion for the show, which features Pittsburgh Festival Opera, along with Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Savoyards.

Hartwood Acres Mansion

You'll get a chance to learn about each piece of music and ask questions of the artists. The event is outside but under the new pavilion. Please dress appropriately and warmly in case of rain and a chilly evening. 




6:00–7:15 pm
Optional picnic (see below)

7:15–8:00 pm
Gilbert and Sullivan: H.M.S. Pinafore—Pittsburgh Savoyards

8:10–8.40 pm
Music from Hot Metal Musicals showcase—Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh

8:50–9:35 pm
Rodgers and Hammerstein—Pittsburgh Festival Opera

Katie Manukyan, soprano
Ryan Milstead, baritone
Robert Frankenberry, piano



$15  Britsburgh Members
$25  General Admission

Join the Britsburgh Society today and enjoy reduced prices on all Britsburgh Festival events.


Venue Information

Hartwood Acres Mansion
(Not the Middle Road performance stage)
200 Hartwood Acres
Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Free parking is available in the Mansion parking lot. 




Pre-Show Picnic

NOTE: the deadline for ordering picnic hampers has passed. Please contact Britsburgh to see if there are any hampers remaining for purchase.

If you wish to make this an extra special occasion and enjoy a 'picnic under the stars,' why not opt to purchase a wonderful picnic hamper from Britsburgh? Hampers must be ordered by Sunday 3 September at midnight with your ticket purchase.

Please note that you are not allowed to bring your own food to the event. You may, however, bring your own bottle (BYOB) of wine or beer. Corkage is included in the price of your basket. If you do not buy a basket and want to BYOB, please purchase corkage ($5) at check out. The full description is not repeated at checkout so please note down the basket name before beginning the registration process. Thank you.


The Grove Hamper

Individual Basket

  • English Cheese Tray, Mixed Nuts, Dried Fruit, and Crackers
  • Seasonal Whole Fruit
  • English Tea Sampler, Honey
  • 3 Assorted Mini Scones
  • Shortbread Cookies
  • Sparkling Water
  • Corkage

Includes Bamboo plate, Bamboo Utensils, Linen-Like Napkin, and a Glass


The Hartwood Hamper

Couple's Basket

  • Imported and Domestic Cheese Tray, Grapes, Mixed Nuts, Dried Fruit, and Crackers
  • Assorted Tea Sandwiches (8 pieces, triangle cut)
  • Mustard, Mayonnaise, Lettuce, Tomato
  • English Tea Sampler, Honey
  • Shortbread Cookies
  • Bottled Water
  • Corkage

Includes Bamboo plate, Bamboo Utensils, Linen-Like Napkin, and Glasses


The Britsburgh Hamper

Upgraded Couple's Basket

  • Italian Meat (Prosciutto, Salami, etc.) and English Cheese, Grapes, Mixed Nuts, Dried Fruit, and Crackers
  • Mixed Berry Bowl (Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries)
  • Gulf Shrimp Cocktail, Lemons, Spicy Cocktail Sauce
  • Marinated and Sliced Chicken and Steak Tray
  • Fresh Baked Rolls, Lettuce, Tomato, Mustard
  • English Tea Sampler, Honey
  • Shortbread Cookies
  • Chocolate-covered Strawberries
  • Bottled Water
  • Corkage

Includes Bamboo plate, Bamboo Utensils, Linen-Like Napkin, and Glasses


Hampers will be prepared by First Class Caterers. Please remember to make a selection during registration.


About Britsburgh

Britsburgh logo

Starting this year, Britsburgh has introduced a series of Britsburgh Societies around a variety of themes. Current societies include the Britsburgh Art Society, the Britsburgh Beer Society, the Britsburgh History Society, the Britsburgh Performing Arts Society, the Britsburgh Literary Society, the Britsburgh Tea Society, and the Britsburgh Travel Society—with more to come!

If you are not already a member, please consider joining a Britsburgh Society. To become a member, visit the Britsburgh membership page.