Ballet Under the Stars

Join us at beautiful Hartwood Acres for free fun in the sun and Ballet Under the Stars! Arrive early to stake out a prime spot and take part in pre-show fun. 

SOLD OUT – Picnic in the Park – 5 – 7 p.m.
Join PBT dancers and artistic leaders for pre-show drinks and dinner in the VIP tent.

Free Pre-show Family Fun – 5 – 7 p.m.
Festivities kick off at 5 p.m. with food trucks and free kids stations, including craft and dance activities, photo opportunities with costumed ballet dancers, balloon animals and more.

Free Performance – 7:30 p.m.
View casting here
As the sun sets, PBT will present a mixed repertory performance featuring classical and contemporary showpieces. The program will feature three works by PBT dancers:  Corps de ballet dancer JoAnna Schmidt’s 60s-inspired “Lightworks, ”principal dancer Yoshiaki Nakano’s contemporary ballet “Infusion,” and Jessica McCann’s futuristic ballet “the silver line.” All three works premiered at the company’s March “PBT: New Works” program at the August Wilson Center. The program will close with Jerome Robbins’ romantic “In the Night,” a series of classical pas de deux for three couples set to  Frédéric Chopin piano nocturnes.