2013-2014 Season

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An Evening of Twyla Tharp

October 25-27, 2013 - Benedum Center

Experience a choreographic power couple when PBT presents two works by Tony and Emmy award-winning choreographer Twyla Tharp. Described by Tharp as “fierce, driving and relentless,” In the Upper Room melds ballet and modern dance in a powerful tour de force driven by Philip Glass’s rhythmic score. In Nine Sinatra Songs, Tharp blends ballet and ballroom movement, elevating the glamour and finesse of social dancing to a dance theatre quality. Click here to subscribe today.

The Nutcracker

December 6-29, 2013 - Benedum Center

The magic of The Nutcracker illuminates the stage with more than 150 performers, hundreds of costumes and choreography that displays the versatility of PBT dancers like no other season production. With more than 20 unique casting combinations and 100 exuberant characters, an aura of excitement surrounds each performance of this timeless holiday tradition for dancers and audiences alike. Click here to subscribe today.


Swan Lake with the Orchestra

February 13-16, 2014 - Benedum Center

One of Tchaikovsky’s most famous ballets, Swan Lake symbolizes more than 100 years of tradition and some of the most revered roles in classical ballet. In a performance of emotional intensity and technical mastery, the ballerina captures the essence of both eternal love and deception in the coveted dual role of Odette and Odile. Click here to subscribe today.


March 7-16, 2014 - August Wilson Center

PBT pushes the boundaries of ballet in a mixed repertory program showcasing three of today’s most compelling choreographers. Experience an unconventional exploration of ballet musicality and movement featuring a PBT world premiere, the cross-cultural fusion of Julia Adam’s Ketubah and the expressive syncopation of Dwight Rhoden’s Smoke ‘n Roses set to the live vocals of Pittsburgh’s own Etta Cox. Click here to subscribe today.


Don Quixote with the Orchestra

April 11-13, 2014 - Benedum Center

Ranked among ballet’s most complex choreography, Don Quixote weaves a rich tapestry of love, illusion and adventure based on Cervantes' classic Spanish novel. Packed with balletic bravado, intricate footwork and virtuoso variations, Don Quixote claims one of the most breathtaking grand pas de deux in classical ballet. Click here to subscribe today.