Dec 2 - Dec 27, 2016

The Nutcracker

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.

Feb 10 - Feb 19, 2017

Alice in Wonderland

A Thrill Ride of Wonders

Few things are impossible in the off-kilter world of Derek Deane’s Alice in Wonderland.  This imaginative ballet careens through Alice’s astonishing escapades and the perplexing characters she meets. Beginning with a surreal dive down the rabbit hole, illusion floods the stage with curiosities – a smorgasbord of doors, tutus made of playing cards, color-changing roses and size-shifting scenery. Seen through Deane’s creative lens on classical technique, the dancing complements the whimsy and wit of Lewis Carroll’s timeless story.

Mar 17 - Mar 26, 2017

BNY Mellon Presents PBT & Dance Theatre of Harlem

Featuring the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra

In Collaboration with Pittsburgh Dance Council and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Made possible with support from Richard King Mellon Foundation and Richard E. Rauh

Apr 21 - Apr 23, 2017

Romeo and Juliet with the PBT Orchestra

A Star-crossed Love Story

Received with acclaim in London, Derek Deane's Romeo and Juliet expertly translates the poignancy of poetry to movement. In fair Verona, swords and egos clash over the forbidden love of Romeo and his Juliet. With melting pas de deux and spine-tingling chemistry, the dancers must immerse themselves in this love story, crystallizing the infatuation of two star-crossed lovers. Inspired staging breathes life into each fateful encounter – the first gaze at the masquerade ball, the iconic balcony scene, the candlelit tomb.