Romeo & Juliet with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Orchestra
- Date: Apr 21 - Apr 23, 2017
- Venue: Benedum Center
Experience the North American premiere of Derek Deane’s Romeo and Juliet, coming this spring to Pittsburgh.
Derek Deane’s epic adaptation 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. Spiked with furious sword-fighting scenes and impassioned acting, this ballet offers a moving interpretation of Shakespeare’s iconic love story.
Choreography: Derek Deane
Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Friday, April 21, 2017 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 22, 2017 – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 22, 2017 – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 23, 2017 – 12:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 23, 2017 – 4:30 p.m.
Enrich Your Theater Experience: PBT Connects Theater Programs
Programs are free and open to all performance patrons.
Friday, April 21, 2017 at 10:50 p.m.
Explore the ballet with those who know it best! Répétiteur Ivan Gil-Ortega joins Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr in a post-performance discussion with the audience. In the theater. No reservations necessary.
Family Pointe – CANCELLED
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 1 p.m.
We apologize that we are not able to present Family Pointe for Romeo + Juliet!
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr discusses Prokofiev’s magnificent score with Maestro Charles Barker and PBT Company Pianist Yoland Collin. Mezzanine level. Reservations requested: (412) 454-9109 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Talks with Terry
Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 11 a.m.
Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to watch the company as they finish their warm-up class on stage and talk with Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr about Romeo and Juliet. In the theater. No reservations necessary.
Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.
Sign out a headset to listen to a live narration of the ballet (designed for visually impaired patrons). For more information about PBT’s accessibility services, please call 412-454-9109 or visit PBT’s accessibility services page. Reservations: (412) 454-9109 or email@example.com.