Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Presents Annual ‘Ballet Under the Stars’ Performance at Hartwood Acres on Sunday, August 20

The Free Outdoor Performance is Part of the Allegheny County Parks 2023 Concert Series 

Photo: PBT Artists; Photographer: Aviana Adams

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre returns to the Middle Road Concert Area in Hartwood Acres Park for its annual Ballet Under the Stars performance this coming Sunday. “It is always a pleasure to perform our Ballet Under the Stars program at Hartwood Acres,” said Adam W. McKinney, PBT artistic director. “We absolutely love to share our work in the beautiful, outdoor venue with new audiences and, of course, PBT’s loyal fans.”

Free Pre-show Family Activities | 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Arrive early to enjoy picnics, food trucks, and free kids’ stations, including grab-and-go crafts, face painting, balloon art, and a dance class led by PBT team members.

Picnic in the Park | 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Join fellow ballet enthusiasts and PBT’s artistic director, Adam W. McKinney, under the tent for drinks, dinner, and the opportunity to meet PBT artists. Tickets are $100 for adults and $25 for children. Register online or call Associate Director of Development Aziza El Feil at 412-454-9127 for more information. 

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

As the sun sets, PBT will present a mixed repertory performance featuring classical and contemporary works. The program for the performance is as follows, subject to change. You can find complete cast information here.

  • La Esmerelda Pas de Deux | Choreography by Jules Perrot | Staged by Alexandre Silva
    • Artists: Ariana Chernyshev and David O’Matz 
  • Monger Excerpts | Choreography by Barak Marshall
    • Artists: PBT Company
  • Theme and Variations Excerpt | Choreography by George Balanchine | © The George Balanchine Trust
    • Artists: Hannah Carter and Lucius Kirst
  • The Sleeping Beauty Act II Excerpt | Choreography by Marius Petipa
    • Artists: Corey Bourbonniere, Erin Casale, Ariana Chernyshev, Sujanya Dhillon, Christian García Campos, Madeline Gradle, Cecilia Hernandez, Abigail Huang, Caitlyn Mendicino, Amanda Morgan, Grace Rookstool, Joanna Schmidt and Diana Yohe
  • Swan Lake Act II “White Swan Pas de Deux” | Choreography by Lev Ivanov | Staged by Barbara Bears
    • Artists: Tommie Lin O’Hanlon and Colin McCaslin
  • Catharsis Excerpt | Choreography by Yoshiaki Nakano
    • Artists: Corey Bourbonniere, Hannah Carter, Erin Casale, Christian García Campos, Madeline Gradle, Jack Hawn, Josiah Kauffman, Caitlyn Mendocino, Jacob Miller, Luke Mosher and Grace Rookstool
  • Finale | Choreography by Adam W. McKinney
    • Artists: Corey Bourbonniere, Erin Casale, Ariana Chernyshev, Christian García Campos, Matthew Griffin, Abigail Huang, Amanda Morgan, Luke Mosher, Tommie Lin O’Hanlon, Grace Rookstool and Kurtis Sprowls

For more information about Ballet Under the Starsvisit pbt.org/hartwood.

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