“The Nutcracker”

Snowflakes sparkle in the Journey Through the Snowy Forest scene, which features Pittsburgh's unique topography and a view of the Point at the turn of the 20th century.

‘The Nutcracker’

It’s the ballet that even non-ballet fans enjoy. The Nutcracker, by Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky and Marius Petipa, is a holiday staple in cities across the U.S., and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s production is a grand one that pulls out all the stops. Choreographed to Tchaikovsky’s music by PBT artistic director Terrence S. Orr, this Nutcracker has a “traditional” feel but includes many custom features you won’t find in other versions. As the story moves from an old-time Christmas party into the realm of fantasy—with the Nutcracker doll coming to life and leading

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“The Nutcracker”

The Nutcracker by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Marius Petipa is the ballet that even non-ballet fans enjoy. A holiday staple in cities across the U.S., the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre production is a grand one that pulls out all the stops. Choreographed to Tchaikovsky’s music by PBT artistic director Terrence S. Orr, this Nutcracker has a “traditional” feel but includes many custom features you won’t find in other versions. As the story moves from an old-time Christmas party into the realm of fantasy—with the Nutcracker doll coming to life

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“The Nutcracker”

The Nutcracker by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Marius Petipa opens tonight and runs through Dec. 28. It’s the ballet that even non-ballet fans enjoy. A holiday staple in cities across the U.S., the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre production is a grand one that pulls out all the stops. Choreographed to Tchaikovsky’s music by PBT artistic director Terrence S. Orr, this Nutcracker has a “traditional” feel but includes many custom features you won’t find in other versions. As the story moves from an old-time Christmas party into the realm of fantasy—with the

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