A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Hartwood Acres


Keep Us Dancing

Every August, thousands of dance fans, budding ballerinas and outdoor enthusiasts gather at beautiful Hartwood Acres for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s season opening performance under the stars. This year, PBT will bring the spirit and excitement of this annual event into homes throughout the region in a special primetime episode of The Allegheny County Summer Concert Series presented by BNY Mellon, which will broadcast on Pittsburgh’s CW, a KDKA affiliate station.

The episode dedicated to PBT, aired on Sunday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m., featured a reimagining of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, conceived and arranged by Artistic Director Susan Jaffe in her first creative project for the company, with choreography by PBT Company dancers. Viewers will enjoy the serene greenery and pristine landscaping of Hartwood Acres from the comfort of their homes as the Shakespearean retelling unfolds in vignettes filmed throughout the estate. The program will include a narration from the children of PBT School, never-before-seen interviews with company dancers and ethereal costumes by Janet Marie Groom.

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How to Watch A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Watch the full broadcast online through the County Parks Facebook page or YouTube channel.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Hartwood Acres is generously supported by

Presenting Sponsor
Richard E. Rauh

Mark F. and Mary McKinney Flaherty

First National Bank
Meg Smith and Rich Beaty
Dona and Tom Hotopp
Patsy and Don McKinney
Dorrit and David Tuthill

Barbara and Jerry Chait
The Linaburg Foundation
Constance Reiter Kreps and Douglas Kreps
Betsy and Tom Teti

Connie and Michael & Cara and Mia Cesario
Susan Cruz
Barbara Ferrier
Kathleen Miclot
Becky and Herb Torbin

With additional support provided by
Allegheny County
Allegheny Regional Asset District
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency

An Unparalleled Sponsorship Opportunity

During this one-hour broadcast, PBT is able to recognize the support of individuals and local businesses in its widest platform yet. This is a wonderful opportunity to publicly endorse Susan Jaffe’s first creative project for PBT and PBT’s first company performance of the season. Your generous sponsorship of this unique performance will be acknowledged via CW broadcast by more than 60,000 viewers with continued exposure on social media throughout the end of 2020. Advance marketing for the broadcast will include sponsor recognition to PBT’s patron base via email (with a reach of 62,000) and social media (with a reach of 5,800) in July and August.

We invite you to join us in presenting A Midsummer Night’s Dream to the Greater Pittsburgh region. Your sponsorship of this program will keep PBT dancing and help us share our art form with our community at a time during which the arts can make an even greater impact in our world.

To learn more about sponsorships, click here. For more information, please contact Aziza El Feil at ael-feil@pittsburghballet.org or 412-973-0606.