PITTSBURGH: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre in "The Nutcracker"
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Pittsburgh's Favorite Holiday Tradition!
The Nutcracker is “nothing short of magical” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). Propelled by Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, this soaring story captures the awe and expectation of the night before Christmas when a mysterious gift sparks a wondrous adventure. As the colossal tree shoots skyward and snowflakes blanket the stage, the journey glides into a radiant Land of Enchantment brimming with virtuosic dances from faraway lands. Set in turn-of-the-century Pittsburgh, this holiday tradition resounds with more than 150 dancers, radiant scenery, astounding magic tricks and new surprises each season.
Act I - 57 minutes
Intermission - 20 minutes
Act II - 53 minutes
LEARN MORE: Get more background on The Nutcracker by clicking on the repertoire page here, or dig deeper into the choreography, music and history of the production by downloading the Audience Production Guide. Don't miss our Children's Guide with activities to connect your child to the ballet!
ENRICH YOUR THEATER EXPERIENCE: PBT educational programs for The Nutcracker
Friday, Dec. 2, 9:30 PM - Afterthoughts: Stay after the performance for this special discussion about The Nutcracker with Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr and Company dancers. In the theater. No reservations necessary.
Sunday, Dec. 4, 11 AM - Talks with Terry: Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to watch the Company as they finish their warm-up class on stage and talk with Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr about The Nutcracker. In the theater. No reservations necessary.
Saturday, Dec. 10, 1 PM - Family Pointe: Explore the story and choreography of the ballet with Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr in this entertaining program designed for kids and families. Includes an opportunity to try out some steps from The Nutcracker! Benedum Rehearsal Studio B (enter on Liberty Ave.) Patrons of all ages are welcome! Benedum Rehearsal Studio B (enter on Liberty Ave.) Reservations: (412) 454-9109 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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