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Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre with the CSO: "Sleeping Beauty"

7/13/2019 - 08:15pm

Venue: Amphitheater

Returning to the Amphitheater stage following a stunning Chautauqua debut in 2017, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre once again joins forces with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. This program will feature selections from one of the most beloved ballets of all time, Sleeping Beauty. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's lush musical score is celebrated in this concert, which is the second of three performances in the CSO's inaugural "Russian Festival." The performance will also include selected students from Chautauqua's own School of Dance.
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, now in its 50th anniversary season, is dedicated to inspiring artists and audiences through extraordinary ballet experiences. Since 1969, PBT has continually strived for excellence and innovation in artistry, repertoire and technique. Under outstanding artistic leadership, the company has cemented its legacy as one of the most exciting ballet companies in the United States.

Charlotte Ballet: Made in Charlotte

7/15/2019 - 08:15pm

Venue: Amphitheater

Charlotte Ballet presents a selection of bespoke commissions created specifically for the particular talents of the company this season in Charlotte. Through this series, Artistic Director Hope Muir highlights the one‐of‐a‐kind versatility of the company, while illuminating new voices from Charlotte Ballet's unique Choreographic Lab.

CSO: "Inter-arts Collaboration: A Midsummer Night's Dream"

7/16/2019 - 08:15pm

Venue: Amphitheater

Sing‐a‐Long‐a Sound of Music

7/17/2019 - 07:30pm

Venue: Amphitheater

Sing‐a‐Long‐a Sound of Music is a screening of the classic Julie Andrews musical film in glorious, full‐screen technicolor, complete with subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along! This fun‐filled show starts with a vocal warmup led by the evening's host, Marty W. Merkley, who also takes the audience through their "magic moments fun pack" which contains various props to be used at strategic points throughout the film. Audience participation is key to the evening, culminating in a fancy‐dress competition where everyone who has come in costume is invited to the stage with the best costumes chosen by the audience! Dressing up is not mandatory, but IS highly encouraged. Get your vocal chords warmed up, start making your costumes, and hurry down to see this international smash‐hit sensation!

CSO and MSFO: "The Rite of Spring"

7/18/2019 - 08:15pm

Venue: Amphitheater

Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra and Music School Festival Orchestra: "The Rite of Spring"

New Play Workshop: How the Light Gets In

7/18/2019 - 7/20/2019

Venue: Bratton Theater

While grappling with her recent cancer diagnosis, a travel writer meets a frustrated Japanese architect, a homeless girl who lives under a weeping willow tree, and a tattoo artist who doesn't want to use his gift. How the Light Gets In is a poetic and quirky romantic comedy about four lonely people who find each other when one of them falls apart.

Star Wars: A New Hope ‐ in Concert

7/19/2019 - 08:15pm

Venue: Amphitheater

Coming to Chautauqua from a galaxy far, far away ‐ experience the magic of Star Wars like you've never seen it before on the big screen with John Williams's Oscar®‐winning score performed live by the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. Luke Skywalker begins a journey that will change the galaxy, as he leaves his home planet, battles the evil Empire and learns the ways of the Force.

Scott Kelly is a former military fighter pilot and test pilot, an engineer, a retired astronaut, and a retired U.S. Navy captain. A veteran of four space flights, Kelly commanded the International Space Station (ISS) on three expeditions and was a member of the yearlong mission to the ISS. In October 2015, he set the record for the total accumulated number of days spent in space, the single longest space mission by an American astronaut.