The Sleeping Beauty with the PBT Orchestra

Mother’s Day Weekend

The Sleeping Beauty ranks among the great story ballets a tour de force of classical choreography and fairy-tale charm driven by a magnificent Tchaikovsky score. The tale comes to life with storybook scenery, glittering costumes and pristine choreography, which many consider the gold standard for classical technique. Audiences of all ages will revel in a suite of delightful dances by Princess Aurora and Prince Desire, six fairies, and storybook characters like Puss ‘n Boots, White Cat and the Bluebirds.

Choreography: after Marius Petipa
Staging: Terrence S. Orr
Music: P.I. Tchaikovsky

Performance Times

  • Friday, May 10, 2019 – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 11, 2019 – 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 11, 2019 – 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 12, 2019 – 2 p.m.  Mother’s Day 

Theater Programs

Fri., May 10, at 7 p.m. Performance Preview

Don’t miss our special opening night preview of this beloved ballet, with Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr and Principal Dancer Alexandra Kochis. In the theater, no reservations necessary.

Sat., May 11 at 1 p.m: Family Pointe

Bring the whole family to learn about The Sleeping Beauty! Hear the story of the ballet, meet the Monster characters who drive Carabosse’s creepy chariot, and dance with us to music from the ballet! This is a great way to get familiar with the production before the show. Enter at the Benedum stage door, 719 Liberty Ave., 15222. Reservations requested. 

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Sat., May 11, 7 p.m: Insights

Join us as Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr and Maestro Charles Barker explore Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score. PBT Company Pianist Yoland Collin accompanies the discussion with piano excerpts in this up-close and personal listening session! Mezzanine level; reservations requested. 

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Sun., May 12, 1 p.m: Talks with Terry

Start your afternoon at the ballet with this exclusive opportunity to watch a few minutes of the company’s warm-up class on stage; then Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr joins the audience for a preview and a Q & A with the audience. In the theater; no reservations necessary.

All programs are free and open to ticket holders. For more information contact

More Info

Take a peek at the synopsis and get familiar with ballet’s history, choreography and music in The Sleeping Beauty Audience Guide.

Prepare young ballet lovers for the performance with our Children’s Guide to The Sleeping Beauty


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