Holiday Family Classic Nutcracker from Pacific Northwest Ballet
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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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- "The thrill of the children both in the audience and on stage is contagious." <em>--Seattle Times</em>
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.