Pittsburg Ballet Theatre Rich Sofranko


Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Sept. 28
7:30 p.m.

In writing The Great Gatsby, did F. Scott Fitzgerald produce the Great American Novel? There’s enough flash and panache embedded in the compelling narrative, propelled by a dark undercurrent of hypocrisy about the American dream, to keep the book on high school English syllabi around the world. It’s also inspired no less than four versions by the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Choreographer Jorden Morris, who has made several other narrative ballets for PBT—including Moulin Rouge: The Ballet, presented by the company in 2009 at Northrop—is at the helm of the version being performed this weekend. The costumes, at the very least, look period-perfect and sumptuous. The movement is reportedly neo-classical and contemporary. The score, by Carl Davis, will be played by a live orchestra.