Mozart, Glass, Bonet on Tap for Pacific Northwest Ballet's Director's Choice
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Broadway-film-TV star -- and Bellevue native -- Megan Hilty lends her powerful pipes to the Seattle Men's Chorus for this blockbuster concert saluting Stephen Schwartz, the composer-lyricist of such famed musicals as Wicked, Pippin and Godspell. In fact, Hilty starred as Glinda in Wicked on Broadway, before going on to appear in 9 to 5: The Musical, and TV's Smash and Sean Saves the World. She'll join the world's largest gay ensemble for this gravity-defying tribute, featuring Schwartz's most popular hits, as well as some of his more rarely-performed gems. Learn More
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To open the season, Artistic Director Peter Boal premieres two notable works on his annual mixed bill of selections. Audiences held spellbound by its debut will applaud Petite Mort's return, partnered by a second addition from Jiri Kylian's renowned Black and White series. Wickedly funny, Sechs Tänze (Six Dances) utilizes bubbles, powdered wigs, and rolling ball gowns to create Mozartian mayhem within a tour de force of musicality and expression. Also new to PNB, Jerome Robbins' Glass Pieces further demonstrates the renowned choreographer's matchless intuition for group dynamics via the streaming pedestrian pathways formed by dozens of lycra-clad dancers. Set to three compositions by Phillip Glass, Robbins's ensembles create poetry from repetition, making each alteration in vocabulary and character ingeniously effective. Rounding out this abundantly textured program is audience-favorite Jardí Tancat, Nacho Duato’s powerful signature work danced to traditional Catalonian songs.