Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre is preparing for the world premiere of Jorden Morris’s The Great Gatsby (based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel) at the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh. The PBT Orchestra will be accompanying the dancers with an original score composed by Carl Davis. The music fittingly evokes the 1920s in America, and the company will be showing their versatility performing popular dances from the period along with classical ballet.
Being able to create characters and choreography with this company is, for me, very exciting and hopefully will be something very special for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre as well.
– Jorden Morris
Audiences will be drawn into the love story of Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan as Peter Farmer’s scenery sets the stage with the luxury and glamour of Gatsby’s Long Island home. The costumes, too, are being designed and created especially for this unique production sure to appeal not only to ballet fans, but to anyone who can appreciate the visualization of classic literature and the dramatic flair of the theatre.