Fireside Nutcracker

An Opening Night Celebration

Every December, tens of thousands of people throughout the region gather in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District to enjoy Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s annual holiday tradition of performing The Nutcracker. For many children, this visit to the Benedum Center is their first theater experience and leads to a life-long appreciation of performing arts. The Nutcracker is a highly-anticipated annual event for people of all ages, endlessly enchanting audiences with its beauty and themes of loving generosity.

This year, PBT will give families a front-row opportunity to watch this treasured classic from the comfort of their homes. Filming at the iconic Hartwood Acres Mansion, and the award-winning Pittsburgh Playhouse at Point Park University, PBT’s virtual Nutcracker reimagines this magical, perennial story that will create memories unlike any other. Throughout the month of December, children and their caregivers will be invited to participate in special Nutcracker activities from home, including learning the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and listening to behind-the-scenes conversations with company dancers, further enhancing the experience.


On opening night, PBT’s loyal patrons can take a lead role in presenting Fireside Nutcracker. Please join us by sponsoring this unique celebration of The Nutcracker season. Sponsorship at any level will include free access to the event and to stream The Nutcracker, as well as acknowledgment in the credits. With your generosity, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre will keep dancing, educating and inspiring audiences with The Nutcracker.

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Fireside Nutcracker is generously supported by


UPMC Health Plan


Steffie Bozic
Carol Hefren Tillotson


Hefren – Tillotson, Inc.
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Seton Hill University


Adams Foundation
Dawn and Chris Fleischner
Fort Pitt Capital Group, Inc.
Dona and Tom Hotopp
Peggy and Steve McKnight
Betsy and Tom Teti


Carolyn and Bill Byham
Jendoco Construction Corporation
The Linaburg Foundation


Barbara H. Bott and Robert L. Jennings, Jr.
James and Melanie Crockard Foundation
Susan Cruz
Enscoe Long Insurance Group
Jeanne and Robert Gleason
HB Retirement
Marge Kane
Meyer, Unkovic and Scott LLP
Ayana and Aaron Teter

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