PBT Wins Valentine’s Day with “Beauty and the Beast”

If you’ve got a hankering for some heavy romance, or you’re just a walking ball of emotion waiting to be redeemed through dance, look no further. The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre is bringing the award-winning production of “Beauty and the Beast” to center stage for the people of Pittsburgh. The storied organization is celebrating 45-years of delighting audiences with entrancing and illuminating performances.

As they revive this timeless classic, you’ll enjoy the musical musings the omnipresent Peter I. Tchaikovsky, exquisite  costume design by José Varona and choreography by Lew Christensen, who’s considered the first American-born premier male dancer. Christensen, who created some 110 ballets in his time, was also responsible for putting the San Fransisco Ballet into the international spotlight for their neoclassical stylings.

In preparation for its revival, PBT is recreating set pieces, revitalizing costumes and intricate head pieces, and re-staging the production under the direction of PBT Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr.

This is not one to be missed.

“Beauty and the Beast” runs Feb. 6-15, including performances over Valentine’s Day. Visit pbt.org for ticket information.

Photo credits: Artists: Amanda Cochrane & Robert Moore-Photo by: Duane Rieder

 

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