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November 23 - December 28, 2018

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Why See Pacific Northwest Ballet - The Nutcracker?

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The PNB's festive treat returns

The Festive Season just wouldn't be the same without the extraordinary tale of Marie and her Nutcracker Prince! Pacific Northwest Ballet is proud to once again present their take on the age old Christmas classic in the form of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker.

Featuring Tchaikovsky's original score, the production is in the capable hands of PNB Artistic Director Peter Boal, former New York City Ballet star Judith Figate, and world renowned children's author and illustrator Ian Fallconer. They've teamed up with a host of talented costumiers, design artists, dancers and performers to create Marie's magical universe anew.

Balanchines' Nutcracker is perhaps the most popular stage version of the story and first premiered in 1954 to rapturous acclaim. It makes use of more child performers than any other choreography, with young dancers taking on the principal roles of Marie and the Prince. This show is far more than just a staged ballet, it's a time-honoured tradition that's adored, for it's glorious melding of elegant dance forms and a spell-binding score, by adults and children alike.

What is the Nutcracker About?

When Marie creeps down in the dead of night to check on her broken toy, the clock strikes midnight and The Nutcracker, along with a host of other characters, comes to life! A whole new world blooms before her, one in which the Sugar Plum Fairy reigns over the Land of Sweets and the Mouse King's armies wreak havoc...

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Dates

Opening night: 23 November 2018

Audience

Suitable for the whole family! Please be aware that the Act One battle with the Mouse King may be frightening to younger children, so parental discretion is advised.

Run time

Two hours, with one intermission

Cast and Creative

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Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography by Kent Stowell
Scenic & Costume Design by Maurice Sendak

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