The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre will bring the timeless production of Swan Lake to the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center Sunday, April 27. Showtime is set for 3 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the Mountainlair and CAC box offices, and by phone at 304-293-SHOW and 800-745-3000.

One of Tchaikovsky’s most famous ballets, Swan Lake symbolizes more than 100 years of tradition and some of the most revered roles in classical ballet. Swan Lake is a classic tale of good and evil, love and redemption, as the princess Odette is cursed to be a swan at night by an evil sorcerer. It is only with the promise of eternal love that she is ever to be free again. Discover the joy and passion of ballet in this unforgettable performance accompanied by the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Orchestra. In a performance of emotional intensity and technical mastery, the ballerina captures the essence of both eternal love and deception in the coveted dual role of Odette and Odile.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette calls the performance of the Black Swan Pas De Deux “quite brilliant,” with a “surging climax that produced an undeniable excitement for all of its virtuosic touches.”

Under the direction of Terrence S. Orr, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre has built a legacy of excellence and innovation since its founding in 1969. The company boasts an eclectic style and irrepressible energy. Orr has created a powerful repertoire, including fresh versions of traditional ballets, original works commissioned to contemporary American music and dramatic works that push the boundaries of ballet as an art form. Through more than 50 performances each year at home and on tour, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre audiences discover the passion and joy of ballet. This performance of Swan Lake will be accompanied by the Pittsburgh Theatre Orchestra.

Tickets are on sale now and range from $51 to $66, depending on seat location. Show time is 3 p.m. WVU student tickets are available for $20 with a valid WVU ID at the campus box offices (one discounted ticket per valid ID). Tickets are on sale now at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices, online at, or by calling 304-293-SHOW and 800-745-3000.

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