Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre presents its free performance and picnic in the park at the Hartwood Acres Middle Road Concert Area on Sunday, Aug. 17. “Ballet Under the Stars” begins at 5 p.m. with free children’s activities and a ticketed pre-show picnic dinner followed by the 7:30 p.m. performance. As part of the Allegheny County Summer Concert Series, PBT invites community members to gather their lawn chairs and blankets for a summer evening of classical and contemporary choreography at the Hartwood Acres amphitheater. “Ballet Under the Stars” gives audiences their first look at the 2014-2015 company roster and builds excitement for PBT’s 45th Anniversary Season, which opens in October at the Benedum Center. This year’s performance will provide a sneak peek of the grand pas de deux from PBT’s 45th Anniversary Season opener, “The Sleeping Beauty.” The program also will reprise 2013-2014 Season highlights with bravura dancing from the classic “Don Quixote” and an encore performance of choreographer Viktor Plotnikov’s contemporary ballet, “In Your Eyes,” which PBT gave its world premiere in March.
Audience members also can take advantage of a special single ticket pre-sale for PBT’s 45th Anniversary Season, which opens Oct. 24-26, with “The Sleeping Beauty” at the Benedum Center. The five-ballet lineup will continue with “The Nutcracker” in December, “Beauty and the Beast” in February, “PBT Premieres” in March and “La Bayadère” in April. For more information about PBT’s 2014-2015 Season, visit www.pbt.org.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Pre-Show Children’s Activities (Free) – 5:00 p.m.
Dinner Under the PBT Tent (Tickets needed) – 5:00 p.m.
PBT Performance (Free) – 7:30 p.m.
Hartwood Acres –Middle Road Performance Area
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
*Follow signs to Middle Road Performance Area off of Harts Run Road
TICKETS: Performance and pre-performance children’s activities are free and open to the public.
*Please note that the pre-show barbecue dinner under the PBT Tent is a ticketed, fundraising event. Tickets are available for $75 for adults and $20 for children. Tickets are available at www.pbt.org or by calling 412-454-9138.