The Sleeping Beauty with the PBT Orchestra

  • Date: May 19 - May 21, 2023
  • Venue: Benedum Center

Artists: Lucius Kirst and JoAnna SchmidtChoreography: Ronald Hynd | Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky 

Drama and romance are palpable in this modernized production of the most classical of all full-length ballets. The Sleeping Beauty tells the story of a beautiful princess cursed into an eternal slumber until she is awoken by true love’s kiss. Filled with magnificent sets and costumes, an iconic Tchaikovsky score and incredible ballet technique, this wonderful fairytale is fun for the whole family.

Artists: Lucius Kirst and JoAnna Schmidt

Performance Times

  • Friday, May 19, 2023 – 11 a.m.- Student Matinee
  • Friday, May 19, 2023 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 20, 2023 – 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 20, 2023 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 21, 2023 – 2 p.m.

Theater Programs

Enrich your theater experience with PBT Education programs!

Virtual Preview  |   Wednesday, May 10  |  6:30 p.m.  

Registration coming soon!

Director’s Cut  |   Friday, May 19  |  6:30 p.m. 

Dance makers give their insights into the ballet. Registration coming soon.

Performance Preview  |   Saturday, May 20  |  6:30 p.m. 

A quick introduction to the production! No registration necessary.

Curtain Up!  |   Sunday, May 21  |  1 p.m. 

Watch the last few minutes of company class on stage, and chat with PBT creatives about the ballet. No registration necessary.

Audio-described Performance |   Sunday, May 21  |  2 p.m.

Live narration of the performance for those with blindness or vision impairment, or for anyone who’d like to listen! No registration necessary.


PBT Connects programs presented in partnership with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.