Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre offers 3 masterworks by 3 choreographic giants

By Steve Sucato If Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre‘s 45th-anniversary season were wine, it would be a vintage year: Every production is a most desirable bottle, none more so than PBT Premieres, to be performed with the PBT Orchestra, March 6-8 at the Benedum Center. The program of three masterworks by three choreographic giants ranks among artistic director Terrence Orr’s finest offerings in the 18 years he … Continue reading Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre offers 3 masterworks by 3 choreographic giants

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre begins moving up to the majors with ‘Beauty and the Beast’ 

By Steve Sucato In his 18 years as Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre‘s artistic director, Terrence Orr has seen the company through myriad ups and downs. They ranged from rough financial periods and a Pittsburgh Musicians Union labor dispute, in 2005, to onstage triumphs, including the first-ever sensory-friendly production of The Nutcracker and the recent expansion of PBT’s Strip District facility. In its 45th season, Orr feels, … Continue reading Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre begins moving up to the majors with ‘Beauty and the Beast’ 

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s ‘Don Quixote’ returns with fresh faces in the lead roles

By Steve Sucato Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre closes its 44th season with an updated production of the comedic classic Don Quixote, to be performed with the orchestra April 11-13 at the Benedum Center. Last staged in 2007, PBT’s production of Miguel de Cervantes’ familiar story of young Spanish lovers Kitri and Basilio, and their encounter with the eccentric Don Quixote on his quest to find Dulcinea, gets a … Continue reading Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s ‘Don Quixote’ returns with fresh faces in the lead roles