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Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
2001-2002 SEASON

CARMINA BURANA
October 25 -28, 2001
Choreography: Kent Stowell
Music: Carl Orff, performed by the Mendelssohn Choir as directed by Robert Page
and
SERENADE
Choreography: George Balanchine
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

A powerful multimedia work, Carmina Burana is an introspective fusion of music
and movement that has played to sold-out audiences in the US and abroad. Back
for its second run in Pittsburgh, Carmina Burana will again pair PBT with the
world renowned Mendelssohn Choir. Delving into sensuality, lust, and our
yearning for love, Carmina Burana is a radiant exploration of human experience
and vitality.

Also on the program, Serenade is a joyous ballet showcasing Balanchine's
brilliant style.

"The audience received Carmina Burana with a resounding, prolonged ovation
punctuated by a scattering of well-deserved bravos."
Pittsburgh Tribune Review

"Carl Orff's teeming score spilled onto the Benedum Center stage through Kent
Stowell's lush choreographic treatment."
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

THE NUTCRACKER
December 6 - 27, 2001
Choreography: George Balanchine
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

This classic holiday extravaganza continues to delight children of all ages!

COPPELIA
February 14 - 17, 2002
Choreography: Arthur Saint-Leon
Staged and directed by: Terrence S. Orr
Music: Leo Delibes

Sprinkled with fantasy and mysticism, Coppelia is recognized as the most
significant comedic ballet of all time! An enchanting tale of an eccentric
toymaker's attempt to bring his doll to life, Coppelia was named in the list of
Best Dance of 1998 by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

"Orr's interpretation of Coppelia delights."
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

"Orr gives Coppelia new life in production."
Pittsburgh Tribune Review

CINDERELLA
April 11 - 14, 2002
Choreography: Ben Stevenson
Music: Sergei Prokofiev

Two wicked stepsisters vie for a Prince's love - while a single glass slipper
seals a wondrous fate for a beautiful peasant girl. PBT's beloved version is
filled with dazzling sets, sumptuous costumes, and a delightful sense of humor
and magic.

"Cinderella is larger than life."
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

"PBT's Cinderella is a sparkler."
Pittsburgh Tribune Review

BRAND NEW DAY
May 9 - 12, 2002

Brand New Day - the hottest ticket in town - features passionate works created
by some of America's finest choreographers.

A WORLD PREMIERE BALLET
Choreography: Kevin O'Day
Music: Sting

A WORLD PREMIERE BALLET
Choreography: Robert Hill
Music: TBA

APPEARANCES
Choreography: Lynne Taylor-Corbett
Music: Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays

AVE MARIA
Choreography: Dwight Rhoden
Music: Giulio Caccini

"Sting's projects have ensured his place among the most articulate and intuitive
musicians of his generation."
Rolling Stone

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PRE-PERFORMANCE PROGRAMS FOR 2001 - 2002

Lecture Luncheons

Lecture Luncheons are held at PBT Studios starting with a light box lunch at
11:30 AM followed at 12:00 noon by the lecture/rehearsal segment of the program.
Reservations should be made a week in advance. Box lunches are $10 for season
subscribers and $12 for non-subscribers. Call 454-9105 for more information and
reservations.

Carmina Burana Thursday, October 18, 2001
Coppelia Thursday, February 7, 2002
Cinderella Thursday, April 4, 2002
Brand New Day Thursday, May 2, 2002


Opening Night Pre-Performance Lectures

These informative and entertaining lectures are held at 6:00 PM at the Benedum
Center for the Performing Arts. Box suppers, for $14 including beverage, may be
ordered one week in advance. For more information or to order a box supper,
call 454-9105.

Carmina Burana Thursday, October 25, 2001
Coppelia Thursday, February 14, 2002
Cinderella Thursday, April 11, 2002
Brand New Day Thursday, May 9, 2002


Talks with Terry

On Sunday afternoons before the matinee performance, get an inside view of
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre with Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr. These
informal conversations will begin at 1:00 PM in the Benedum Center Theater. A
Sunday Matinee ticket is required.

Carmina Burana Sunday, October 28, 2001
The Nutcracker Sunday, December 9, 2001
Coppelia Sunday, February 17, 2002
Cinderella Sunday, April 14, 2002
Brand New Day Sunday, May 12, 2002

Family Pointe

This Saturday Matinee "insider" preview was created to appeal to families with
children between the ages of five and fourteen, but designed to be enjoyed by
all. The programs are held at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts at
12:30 PM. Funded by the Lazarus Fund of the Federated Foundation.

Coppelia Saturday, February 16, 2002
Cinderella Saturday, April 14, 2002