Fri., Nov. 16; 4:30, 6 and 7:30 p.m.
Poinsettias and Pointe Shoes

Kick off the holiday season with two of Pittsburgh’s most beloved traditions.

Phipps and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre are proud to present Poinsettias and Pointe Shoes — a special family-friendly event that will bring the magic of The Nutcracker to Phipps’ historic glasshouse on Fri., Nov. 16. This one-night-only performance features a sampling of ballet vignettes from Terrence S. Orr’s The Nutcracker, including the beloved "Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy," as performed by talented, pre-professional Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre students. After the show, visitors can stick around for a meet-and-greet session and photo opportunity with the dancers, explore the Conservatory for a sneak peek at some of the colorful poinsettias, glowing evergreens and festive displays of Phipps’ Holiday Magic: Let It Glow!, and stop by Café Phipps for wine and refreshments.

This season, three sessions of Poinsettias and Pointe Shoes will be offered, with performances at 4:30, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the 4:30 p.m. performance are $28 for adults and $15 for children. Tickets to the 6 and 7:30 p.m. performances are $30 for adults and $17 for children. All tickets must be purchased through Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre by visiting or calling 412/454-9107. Seating is not assigned and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. When you purchase tickets to this event, you receive an exclusive 50-percent-off ticket special to attend Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s full-length performance of The Nutcracker at the Benedum Center.

Purchase Tickets

Phipps and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre members can receive a 10 percent discount on tickets to Poinsettias and Pointe Shoes. Phipps members should email to receive the discount code.

Photos © Aimee DiAndrea and Phipps Staff

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