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PBT's "An Evening with Twyla Tharp" with Discounts and Pre-Show Dance Lessons!

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Set to the iconic songs of Frank Sinatra and riveting works of Philip Glass, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (PBT) presents a choreographic power couple by Tony and Emmy award-winning choreographer Twyla Tharp, whose lifetime achievement has also made here a Kennedy Center Honoree.

In 'Nine Sinatra Songs', Tharp blends ballet and ballroom movement, elevating the glamour and finesse of social dancing to a dance theatre quality.

Driven by Philip Glass’s rhythmic score, 'In the Upper Room' melds ballet and modern dance in a powerful tour de force described by Tharp as “fierce, driving and relentless.”

Experience a choreographic power couple when PBT presents two works by Tony and Emmy award-winning choreographer Twyla Tharp. The two works include 'In the Upper Room' set to the music of Philip Glass along with 'Nine Sinatra Songs'

Described by Tharp as “fierce, driving and relentless,” In the Upper Room melds ballet and modern dance in a powerful tour de force driven by Philip Glass’s rhythmic score.

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Discounted Tickets for Meetup Go online using the promotional code PBTMEETUP for a 30% discount off regularly priced tickets for performances October 25-October 27.

To order your tickets online, please visit

For more information about the show, please visit

When you RSVP, please indicate which performance you'd like to attend which will also feature some bonuses -- Friday night 10/25 (post-show discussion), Saturday night 10/26 (free pre-show ballroom dance lessons plus Barre None after party at Sharp Edge), or Sunday afternoon (free pre-show ballroom dance lessons or Talks with Terry). See below for details


On Sunday afternoon, October 27:

-Ballroom Dancing at 12:30PM, Benedum Center, 803 Liberty Avenue, 2nd Floor Studio: Bring your favorite partner to the 2nd Floor Studio at 803 Liberty Avenue, right around the corner from the Benedum Center to take a masters class in ballroom dancing! Learn to foxtrot, mamba and samba to Frank Sinatra music prior to the performance. All ages and abilities welcome. Please call or email Danny Vereb at 412.454.9101 or to confirm reservation. Limited spaces available. Promo Code: PBTBALLROOM - 30% discount

-Talks with Terry at 1:00PM (pre-show discussion) Benedum Center

To learn more about Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, please visit

To learn more about choreographer Twyla Tharp's incredible career, please visit


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