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McCaw Hall
Between 3rd Ave N and 4th Ave N 321 Mercer Street Seattle, WA 98109
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Parking is tough. probably going to have to pay $10
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The $10 parking across the street from McCaw Hall is totally worth it! So easy!
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You will see everything from casual dress to ball gowns
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We love to dress the part!
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Arrive a few minutes early if you want photos of your children with the props in the common area
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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.