Holiday Family Classic Nutcracker from Pacific Northwest Ballet
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From ballet to breakdancing, Cornerstone Studio's spin on the holiday favorite The Nutcracker features gorgeous costumes, splendid sets and a cast of more than 70 dancers, ranging in ages from 5 to adult. An enchanting production for audiences of all ages, Tchaikovsky's masterpiece follows young Clara. She receives the gift of a nutcracker on Christmas Eve, magically leading to a grand adventure that begins with a handsome prince and an epic battle between mice and toys, and ends with a journey to the Kingdom of Sweets. Learn More
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- "The thrill of the children both in the audience and on stage is contagious." --Seattle Times
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Kent Stowell
Sets & Costumes: Maurice Sendak
Photo © Angela Sterling
The brilliant result of close collaboration between PNB Founding Artistic Director and choreographer Kent Stowell and renowned children's book author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, Nutcracker premiered to national acclaim in December 1983. Drawing on E.T.A. Hoffman's The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, Stowell and Sendak delved deeply into the original story and infused the ballet with a drama and strength that fully complements Tchaikovsky's classic score.
The following year saw the publication of Nutcracker, a new edition of the original Hoffman story, with illustrations by Sendak, that remained on the New York Times Best Seller List for eight weeks. In 1986, a feature-length film of the Stowell/Sendak Nutcracker was premiered in Seattle and released nationwide. In addition to annual Seattle performances, PNB has performed Nutcracker in Vancouver, Portland, and Minneapolis.
About the Ticket Supplier: Pacific Northwest Ballet
Pacific Northwest Ballet, one of the largest and most highly regarded ballet companies in the United States, was founded in 1972. Enriching lives in the Pacific Northwest, considered a national treasure and acclaimed worldwide, PNB epitomizes excellence in the performing arts.