Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre: The Great Gatsby

This show is open to high school students.

When

Students and families can choose from the following times:

  • Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 7:30pm

Where

Northrop Auditorium
84 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55454

About the Show

Northrop audiences fell in love with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Mozart in Motion program last fall. Northrop is delighted to welcome them back with their latest creation, a new ballet based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s acclaimed novel The Great Gatsby. Jorden Morris’ choreography (last seen here in Moulin Rouge) and Carl Davis’ original score celebrate all of the revelry and recklessness of that Jazz-age summer on Long Island when married socialite Daisy Buchanan rekindles her romance with the mysterious Jay Gatsby.

Contains mature themes and violence. Children should be 14 years of age or older to attend this performance. Childcare will be provided for those under the age of 14. Please let us know if you need childcare when you make your reservation.

Transportation

If you do not have access to a ride, call Project Success and we can provide transportation for you. Please let us know if you need a ride when you make your reservation. We will need at least 2 days’ notice to set up transportation.

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Request Tickets Online

or call Project Success at (612) 874-7710

This show is open to high school students.

Invited students can pick up tickets at the Project Success table in the lobby of the theater on the dates of the performances. Please arrive 20 minutes before the show to pick up your tickets. Each student/family may receive up to 4 FREE tickets.

Thank you to Project Success theater partner, Northrop Auditorium, for providing tickets to students at no cost.

Themes

  • It can be an interesting challenge transferring a story from one medium (literature) to another (dance). Consider this quote from the novel: “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy – they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness.” How might a line like this be depicted through dance? How do you imagine that to look onstage?
  • Jay Gatsby grew up poor but became wealthy, likely by bootlegging during Prohibition. Does the manner in which one becomes wealthy make a difference, as long as they’re wealthy? Do you value the end result of something, or the means of achieving that end?

Find the Venue

Videos

The choreographer discusses the making of the ballet

Analysis of the novel’s themes