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Tchaikovsky: The Man Behind The Music

March 23-26, 2023

Back by popular demand, Tchaikovsky returns to the Tulsa PAC with live accompaniment by the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra! Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is the creator of the iconic music for some of the most beloved ballets in history. Audience favorites include the beautiful melodies by the composer of The NutcrackerThe Sleeping Beauty, and Swan Lake, among others.

While Tchaikovsky was celebrated for his professional success and popularity, the societal constraints of life in 19th century Russia created constant inner conflict between his private life and the public persona society required of him. This stunning and inspiring performance delves into the complicated personal life of this acclaimed musician and features a stellar creative team that includes composer Oliver Peter Graber, Russian historian Daniela Kolic, designer Tracy Grant Lord, and Choreographer Ma Cong. The musical score features a blend of Tchaikovsky’s greatest works along with other influential composers of the time, as well as original music by Oliver Peter Graber.

Preview Night: Beer & Ballet

Get a behind-the scenes glimpse of the magic of Tulsa Ballet. Preview Night offers you the chance to enter the PAC theater early and watch as the cast and crew prepare for a performance of Tchaikovsky: The Man Behind the Music. You’ll get to watch our Company’s final dress rehearsal, presented as a complete production from start-to-finish, as well as seeing first-hand how final adjustments are made at the on-site production table. All tickets behind the production table have been discounted to $25 – no code necessary! Want a closer look? We’ve also discounted all available seats in front of the table to $50 each.

Preview Night: Beer & Ballet brings you all the behind-the-scenes sneak peeks of our typical preview night with a delicious, heady twist! Preview Night patrons will have the opportunity to purchase unique craft beer, available only on Thursday night.


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Ma Cong

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Additional Original Music
Oliver Peter Graber

Sets & Costumes
Tracy Grant Lord

Matthew Marshall

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March 23, 2023
March 26, 2023
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