Thursday, February 9, 2017

PBT's "Alice in Wonderland" Promises a Thrill Ride of Wonders



Few things are impossible in the off-kilter world of Derek Deane’s Alice in Wonderland. This imaginative ballet careens through Alice’s astonishing escapades and the perplexing characters she meets. Beginning with a surreal dive down the rabbit hole, illusion floods the stage with curiosities – a smorgasbord of doors, tutus made of playing cards, color-changing roses and size-shifting scenery.

Seen through Deane’s creative lens on classical technique, the dancing complements the whimsy and wit of Lewis Carroll’s timeless story. Featuring over 100 costumes, a masterful medley of Tchaikovsky music and astonishing effects, this ballet offers a thrill ride of wonders.

Choreography: Derek Deane
Music: P.I. Tchaikovsky with additional music by Carl Davis
Scenic/costume Design: Sue Blane

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PERFORMANCE TIMES
Friday, February 10, 2017 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 11, 2017 – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 11, 2017 – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 12, 2017 – 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 17, 2017 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 18, 2017 – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 18, 2017 – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 19, 2017 – 2:00 p.m.

ENRICH YOUR THEATER EXPERIENCE: PBT CONNECTS THEATER PROGRAMS
Programs are free and open to all performance patrons.

Afterthoughts
Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 at  10:30 p.m.
Stay after the performance for this special discussion about Alice in Wonderland with Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr and other artists. In the theater. No reservations necessary.

Family Pointe
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at 1 p.m.
Explore the story and choreography of the ballet with Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr in this entertaining program designed for kids and families. Includes an opportunity to try out some steps from Alice in Wonderland! Patrons of all ages are welcome! Benedum Rehearsal Studio B (enter on Liberty Ave.) Reservations: (412) 454-9109 or education@pittsburghballet.org.

Insights
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Join company and visiting artists for an in-depth discussion about the production, including personal insights and historical context. Reservations: (412) 454-9109 or education@pittsburghballet.org.

Talks with Terry
Sundays, Feb. 12 & 19, 2017 at 1 p.m.
Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to watch the company as they finish their warm-up class on stage and talk with Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr about Alice in Wonderland. In the theater. No reservations necessary.

Audio-Described Performance
Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 at 2 p.m.

Sign out a headset to listen to a live narration of the ballet (designed for visually impaired patrons). For more information about PBT’s accessibility services, please call 412-454-9109 or visit PBT’s accessibility services page.

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