The Pittsburgh Ballet Theater is pleased to announce the return of its annual Ballet Under the Stars show on Sunday, June 26, two months earlier than it usually takes place. The family event takes place in the Middle Road concert area in Hartwood Acres Park. The free outdoor event, part of the Allegheny County Summer Concert Series, begins at 8 p.m.
This year, Ballet Under the Stars showcases the talents of rising stars who hail from 25 states across the United States and Canada and participate in the PBT School Enterprise Experience, a two-week intensive summer workshop. The evening will also include a performance by dancers from the PBT Company. Attendees can enjoy food trucks and free kids’ stations, including craft and dance activities, photo ops with costumed dancers, face painting and more. You can pack a picnic or grab a bite to eat from one of the food trucks.
From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., PBT will host a Picnic in the Park pre-show. Join the PBT dancers and artistic chefs for drinks and dinner in the VIP tent before the Ballet Under the Stars show. Tickets are $75 for adults and $20 for children. Register online or call Associate Director of Development Aziza El Feil at 412-454-9127 for more information. No pre-registration is required for the free show and children’s activities.
Dancers from the PBT School Company Experience program and dancers from the PBT Company will take the stage at 8 p.m. to perform a selection of classical, neoclassical and contemporary works from the company’s repertoire. This year, the dancers of the Company Experience program will perform “Tarantella” from Naples, excerpts from Raymonda, La Vivandière, Danzon, a piece choreographed by PBT Company dancer Christian García Campos, “The Rose Waltz” from Beauty and the Beast , and a world premiere from renowned choreographers Alexander Brady and Rika Okamoto. PBT Company dancers Diana Yohe and Joseph Parr will perform the Don Quixote pas de deux as the centerpiece of the evening.
To visit pbt.org/hartwood for more information on Ballet Under the Stars.