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Free Performance and Family Fun Featured at ‘Ballet Under the Stars’

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Presents Annual Hartwood Acres Performance Aug. 19



 Community members can enjoy a free outdoor ballet performance, craft and dance activities, photo opportunities and more at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s “Ballet Under the Stars” performance Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Middle Road Concert Area in Hartwood Acres park. Pre-show activities start at 5 p.m. The free performance follows at 7:30 p.m.

The free outdoor event is part of Allegheny County’s Summer Concert Series.

During the event, audience members will receive a special promo code to save 30 percent on any 2018-2019 Season production, including “Mozart in Motion” (Oct. 26-28), “The Nutcracker” (Nov. 30-Dec. 27), “The Great Gatsby” (Feb. 8-17), “Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre + Dance Theatre of Harlem” (March 15-24) and “The Sleeping Beauty” (May 10-12).


Free pre-show family activities // 5-7 p.m.

PBT encourages guests to arrive early to claim a prime spot and enjoy free pre-show activities, including food trucks and kids stations featuring craft and dance activities, photo opportunities with costumed dancers, balloon animals and more.


Picnic in the Park // 5-7 p.m.

Guests are invited to join dancers and artistic leaders under the VIP tent for pre-show drinks and dinner by DiAnoia's Eatery. Tickets cost $60 and benefit PBT repertory, student scholarships and community education programs. Tickets are available at www.pbt.org/hartwood or 412-454-9127. 

Free Mixed Repertory Performance // 7:30 p.m.

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.

For more information about “Ballet Under the Stars,” visit www.pbt.org/hartwood or call 412-454-9127.

About Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre has been Pittsburgh’s premier professional ballet company since 1969. Today, PBT is a nationally recognized ballet company of 30 professional dancers, a training institution for over 1,200 students of all ages, and an incubator for education and accessibility programs in classrooms, libraries and community centers throughout the region. Led by Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr, the company performs a wide-ranging repertoire of classical ballets, contemporary masterworks and new commissions in more than 50 performances annually at home and on tour.  

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