Venue Details

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McCaw Hall
Between 3rd Ave N and 4th Ave N 321 Mercer Street Seattle, WA 98109
206-733-9725
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If you park in the Mercer parking garage across from McCaw Hall, there is a walk way with overhead which connects to the Hall so you don't have to get wet if it's raining.
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The weather was rainy. I wore semi-formal attire -- short cocktail dress with faux fur wrap.
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Reviews & Ratings

22 ratings
4.7 average rating
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2 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 29 2009

A beautiful event performed with enthusiasm and talent. I would recommend this show to adults and children---as there is much to be enjoyed by any age. The set design was creative, artistic and complemented the telling of the story.

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5 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 15 2009

Very good overall. Couldn't believe the quality of seats we goth through GS. I wouldn't bring small children unless they're used to sitting quietly and watching for more than an hour at a time

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3 events
1 review
4 stars
attended Dec 30 2009

Beautiful dancers, beautiful music, beautiful costumes and sets! Seats couldn't be better. What a deal!

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Website

http://www.pnb.org/Season/09-10/Nutcracker/#Overview

Quotes & Highlights

“The thrill of the children both in the audience and on stage is contagious.” —Seattle Times

Description

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.