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Canned 'Carmen' generates protesters at ballet
Oct 9, 2004

Pre-'Carmen' concerts planned outside Benedum to protest ballet cuts
Oct 5 2005

 

“What the Audience is saying about “The Nutcracker”

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Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, musicians anticipate more talks

Nov 23, 2005

 

Canned 'Carmen' generates protesters at ballet
Oct 9, 2004

Pre-'Carmen' concerts planned outside Benedum to protest ballet cuts
Oct 5 2005

PBT Dancers Show Support
Aug 20, 2005

PSO musicians & respond to PBT
Aug 11, 2005

Pittsburgh Tribune
Aug 4, 2005

What the Audience is saying about The Nutcracker:

these are comments that have come to me via our email address and via phone from patrons who responded to our flyer.  Set it up so we get an assortment of quotes.  I dont want to quote anybody by name, but Id like to put their comments in:

This is indeed shabby treatment to ballet dancers, orchestra players and patrons of the ballet.

The magic of dance will be greatly damaged without a live orchestraMusicians and dancers are not for ever, and Pittsburgh may lose more in discouraging them than it can win in savings

The program cover [for Carmen] says Revel in the Passion, but we found this very difficult to do while looking across a yawning black orchestra  pit

I was so disappointed in the lack of live orchestraand I heard lots of other patrons saying the same thing as I left the theater.

(I) wont go back until live musicians are back in the pit.

ballet performances are not fully alive without live music.

The recorded music [for Carmen] experience was not much better than our granddaughters dance recital, a venue where we expect no more than canned music that is consistent with an amateurish performance.

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