Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Cancels February’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’

To Our PBT Family: Since the doors to the Benedum Center opened for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Season Premiere in October and The Nutcracker in December, we have been thrilled to welcome enthusiastic live audiences back to the theater. Thank you for your support! One ballet that will not make its successful return to theaters is Alice in Wonderland, Feb 11 – Feb 13, 2022.Alice is a U.K. production that involves cross-Atlantic … Continue reading Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Cancels February’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Improved Cleveland Ballet Shines in ‘The Nutcracker’ [REVIEW]

Cleveland BalletThe NutcrackerPlayhouse Square – Connor Palace TheatreCleveland, OHDecember 3-5, 2021 By Steve Sucato Cleveland’s premier The Nutcracker production by the Cleveland Ballet returned once again to Playhouse Square December 3-5 after a yearlong hiatus because of the global pandemic. The annual production that regularly plays to sold-out audiences, was performed for the first time at the larger Connor Palace Theatre. In doing so, the … Continue reading Improved Cleveland Ballet Shines in ‘The Nutcracker’ [REVIEW]

NBC’s The Voice Finalist John Holiday Shines in ‘After/Glow,’ a Contemporary Interpretation of Schumann’s Dichterlieben [FILM REVIEW]

By Steve Sucato If director Ryan McKinny’s film After/Glow were nothing visually but 50-minutes of blank screen to the soundtrack of countertenor John Holiday’s angelic voice singing Robert Schumann’s 1840 song cycle Dichterliebe (“A Poet’s Love”), that would still be reason enough to head to the Helio Arts website where the film is now streaming. Add to that new spoken word poems by Marc Bamuthi … Continue reading NBC’s The Voice Finalist John Holiday Shines in ‘After/Glow,’ a Contemporary Interpretation of Schumann’s Dichterlieben [FILM REVIEW]