Thank Your Mentor Spotlight: Richard Thomas, Pittsburgh CLO

Someone who has been a mentor to me...

Aside from my parents, who were my most important mentors, I have learned throughout my career from the various actors and directors I've worked with.  As a child actor, I always learned from the people who played my parents.  And any colleague I admire, I consider a teacher.  Maybe, though, we should let ourselves be mentored by the entire world.

Why is mentoring important for everyone?

We are being mentored all the time, even by people who may present us with problems and challenges.   The world is our teacher.  And the people who take a special interest in us are treasures in our lives.

A message for my mentor...

I would just say, "I can't repay you, but I can thank you and try to carry forth what you taught me."

Pittsburgh CLO has taken the spirit of the season, wrapped it in your favorite yuletide melodies and tied it with all the holiday magic and wonder of your childhood. With dazzling special effects, holiday charm and ticket prices even Scrooge would approve of, A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL is a wonderful way to celebrate all the tradition of the season. Visit for performance dates and to purchase tickets!


January is National Mentoring Month -- a time to champion and raise awareness of the power of positive relationships for young people. Click here for ways to celebrate with us this month and all year round!